“Why I Voted No on the Healthy California for All Commission Final Report”

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Carmen Comsti is the lead regulatory policy specialist for the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA/NNU). PANA has had the honor and pleasure of having her join previous forums we have held to address the need for comprehensive healthcare reform. She has also served for the last two years on Governor Newsom’s Healthy […]

PANA Members Lobby CA Assembly Committee on Appropriations Chair to Support AB 1400

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Following the victorious 11-3 vote in the CA Assembly Committee on Health on January 11, AB 1400 now advances to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, to be heard in a non-public session on Thursday, January 20, 2022. In preparation for the Appropriations hearing, PANA member Steven Gibson initiated a meeting with the staff  of Appropriations […]

Asian American young adults are the only racial group with suicide as their leading cause of death, so why is no one talking about this?

Suicide is the Number One Cause of Death for Young Asian Americans

Read the article posted on TheConversation.comhttps://theconversation.com/asian-american-young-adults-are-the-only-racial-group-with-suicide-as-their-leading-cause-of-death-so-why-is-no-one-talking-about-this-158030 In California, we urge you to support the campaign to pass AB 1400. This major healthcare reform bill would help rebuild the mental healthcare infrastructure destroyed by Ronald Reagan and Republicans in the 1980’s. Racially motivated violence looks like the mass shootings that killed Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Chung […]

PANA Urges AB 1400 “Aye” Vote

January 5, 2022     Assembly Member Jim Wood, Chair and Members Assembly Health Committee     RE: AB 1400 (Kalra, Lee, Santiago) – SUPPORT     Dear Chair Wood and Committee Members,   The Asian American community is experiencing an upsurge in hate crimes due to scapegoating of Chinese people as being the cause […]

Centering Asian Americans: Racism, Violence, and Health

Hear insights from people with experience from the frontlines of healthcare work in Asian American communities, including the challenges around data aggregation and dis-aggregation, combatting the Model Minority Myth… Episode 213: Antiracism in Medicine Series – Episode 13 – Centering Asian Americans: Racism, Violence, and Health   CPSolvers: Anti-Racism in Medicine Series Episode 13: Centering […]

The First Year of COVID: Filipinos Were Among Hardest Hit, But Hidden by Data

https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/year-one-covid-19-death-toll/the-first-year-of-covid-filipinos-were-among-hardest-hit-but-hidden-by-data/ Filipinos had the second highest mortality rate in the county during the pandemic’s first year — but that cost was largely hidden because the county reported cases and deaths among Filipinos within a broad category of Asian Americans, rather than breaking them out specifically.  Maya Srikrishnan December 6, 2021 Voices of San Diego In San Diego County, […]

The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Pacific Islander Communities

Take a listen: https://theworld.org/media/2021-01-29/pacific-islanders-hit-hard-covid-19 ‘Alisi Tulua, project director of the Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander COVID-19 Data Policy Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, tells Marco Werman that while California is easing its lockdown restrictions, Native Hawaiian and Pacific islanders in the state are still experiencing high infection rates. Please visit SoCal PIRCT to […]

Health disparities for Filipinxs in health care are disguised by data aggregation

By Carlos Irwin A. Oronce STAT News Oct. 11, 2021 Aggregated data covers up the gross inequalities faced by specific demographics within the broad and diverse umbrella category of “Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.” 20% of nurses in CA are Filipinx and they’ve been hit hard by the for-profit motivated “just in time” policies in […]

Building API Power to Win Healthcare Equality

PANA held an online event on July 7, 2021 addressing healthcare disparities facing Asian communities in the U.S. and discussed how the bold legislative reform bill, AB 1400, the “CalCare Act” will address these historic and systemic inequalities. Featured speakers included CA Assemblymembers Ash Kalra, Alex Lee and Miguel Santiago. Real-world stories were shared from […]