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The Alliance is a unique partnership between the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum (APIAHF), Families USA, the Joint Center Health Policy Institute (HPI), the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, and the National Medical Association (NMA).

Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)

ACCESS is a human services organization that is committed to the development of the Arab American community and the greater community. To support this goal, ACCESS provides a wide range of human and cultural services, including health services, which are provided through its one-of-a-kind Community Health & Research Center. The Center is a fully integrated community health center that is made up of medical, public health, research, mental health, and family counseling services, as well as environmental programs. ACCESS’s philosophy is based on the premise that health promotion and disease prevention activities are the most humane and effective ways to ensure health and well being for the community at large.

 

Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is a national health policy organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI). Their mission is to advocate for greater recognition, inclusion, and engagement of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders on policies and programs that are critical to the health and well-being of their diverse and vibrant communities.

 

Families USA

Families USA serves as the national voice for health care consumers and is dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Recognizing that racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately represented among the uninsured and that lack of insurance plays a major role in shaping health disparities, Families USA’s Minority Health Initiatives department works to strategically address the issue of health care access in communities of color.

 

Joint Center Health Policy Institute (HPI)

The mission of the Joint Center’s Health Policy Institute is to ignite a “Fair Health” movement that gives people of color the inalienable right to equal opportunity for healthy lives. It aims to help communities of color identify short- and long-term policy objectives that can lead to improved health outcomes. The Health Policy Institute focuses on helping its constituent communities identify and develop interventions for addressing the social determinants of health by strategically examining the educational, economic, behavioral, and environmental factors that shape access to health care.

 

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund is the leading organization that empowers Latinos to participate fully in this country's political process, from citizenship to public service. Established in 1981, the NALEO Educational Fund carries out this mission by developing and implementing programs that promote the integration of Latino immigrants into American society, developing future leaders among Latino youth, providing assistance and training to the nation's Latino elected and appointed officials, and by conducting research on issues important to the Latino population.

 

 National Medical Association (NMA)

The National Medical Association represents and promotes the interests of African American physicians and patients in the United States, focusing particularly on racial health disparities. The NMA is the oldest professional association for black physicians in the country, and its members understand the unique barriers its constituency faces to practicing and reducing health disparities. 

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