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 […]

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 […]

PANA/Healthcare-for-All Los Angeles Speech in Support of Seniors at Sakura ICF

https://youtu.be/Rqk5LAjJLzU   May 1, 2021: Cheng-Sim Lim speaks on behalf of PANA and Healthcare for All Los Angeles outside the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights, urging support for both AB 279 and AB 1400.     Hello everyone!  My name is Cheng-Sim Lim and I’m here on behalf of PANA-Progressive Asian network […]

PANA Calls for Passage of AB 1400

We support AB-1400 for its acknowledgement of the need for culturally, linguistically, and structurally competent care. This is a vital part of the legislation, to sensitively provide care to people of color. Translation services, prescribed diets, and other such components of care should be culturally competent to meet the physical and mental health needs of […]

The Intersection of Housing and Healthcare and the Fight to win Full Equality

Photo (pictured from left, with age, birthplace, generation): Michi Sakatani, 102, Kukui Haele, Hawaii, Kibei/Nisei; Yasuko Hattori, 101, Osaka, Shin Issei; Pauline Sakata, 100, Bowles, CA, Nisei; Jack Kunitomi, 100, Los Angeles, Nisei; Shigeko Kishimoto, Gardena, Kibei/Nisei; Kiyono Shigetomi, 108, Hiroshima, Issei. (Photo by Yumi Yuge) “Save Our Seniors (SOS) is an all-volunteer network of […]