Researchers who study Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities are held back by gatekeepers who downplay social inequities that affect AAPIs and dismiss studying them. Without funding, there are fewer research, thus continously ommitting AAPI communities in scholary work.
Research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Is Being Stifled - Scientific American
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) has been providing a range of services to support the Korean community in NYC during the pandemic. This has included preparing hot, culturally competent meals to older Korean adults, offering free, mobile COVID-19 testing around the community and PPE distribution at local sites. More recently, KCS has been collaborating with local city and state health services to provide COVID-19 vaccinations and pop-up clinic services.
Orange Country Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
OCAPICA has been collaborating with a range of local community and state partners as part of an Asian Pacific Islander Taskforce to support COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and information and resource- sharing with the API community in Orange County, CA. They have also hosted food and PPE distribution events at local Asian American and Pacific Islander community sites (grocery stores, faith-based sites, etc.). OCAPICA has hosted pop-up vaccine clinic events to support Orange County’s AAPI residents and elders over the past several weeks. This work has included local partnerships with local AAPI-owned businesses and community organizations to provide food and other resources to the community.