Forging Partnerships

Forging Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Community Partnerships for Rapid Response to COVID-19

APIAHF and community partners working to support the needs of AA and NH/PI communities in response to COVID-19 in partnership with CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE).

This webpage is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $3,300,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

One-Year Overview of Forging Partnerships

APIAHF and their Forging Partners are addressing COVID-19 misinformation in the Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AA and NH/PI) communities in the metropolitan areas of Seattle, WA and New York City, NY, Northern California, and all islands in Hawaiʻi. In partnership with WeCanDoThis COVID-19 Community Corps. APIAHF has developed public service announcement (PSA) videos in five Asian languages and five Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander languages to dispel common myths about the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, APIAHF co-developed fact sheets on COVID-19 vaccination rights to encourage members of the community to get vaccinated. These fact sheets were translated into 26 different AA and NH/PI languages. APIAHF is also strengthening partner capacity to provide accurate translations by developing a glossary of common COVID-19 terms and phrases in five Asian languages and five Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander languages. Additional examples of Forging Partnership resources facilitated by capacity-building assistance include:


Arab American Family Support Center

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Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

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Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)


Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA)

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Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation

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Coalition for Asian American Children + Families (CACF)


Council of Peoples Organization

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Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County

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Iu Mien Community Services

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Japanese American Social Services, Inc. 

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Korean Community Services


Mekong NYC


NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH)

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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

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NH&PI Hawaii COVID-19 3R Team

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NICOS Chinese Health Coalition (NICOS)


Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence (PI-CoPCE)


Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington (PICA-WA)


Papa Ola Lokahi

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Pacific Islander Health Partnership (PIHP)

The Vietnamese American Progressive Association (PIVOT Network)

The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization (PIVOT)

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Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA)

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Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation (PNAAF)


SoCal Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team (SoCal PICRT)


South Asian Council for Social Services


Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

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United Cambodian Community


United Chinese Association of Brooklyn


United Sikhs

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Vietnamese American Roundtable (VAR)