This post is written by AAPA member Dr. Michi Fu. The original post can be found by clicking here.



May marks Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month as well as Mental Health Awareness Month.  It is only appropriate then that the API Population Report, authored by Dr. C. Rocco Cheng on behalf of
55 community members, be released earlier this month.  The report highlights mental health disparities and promising practices, as defined by the Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community within California.

The Asian Pacific Islander Strategic Planning Workgroup (API SPW) of the California Reducing Disparities Project is grateful to Assemblymember Paul Fong’s (see photo above) office for having the API Legislative Caucus co-sponsor a legislative briefing on May 21st, 2013 in Sacramento, CA.

During this time, Assemblymember Ed Chau, Assemblymember Adam Gray, (see photo below) and Senator Jim Beall remarked how this important publication could help to inform the direction of how to reduce mental health disparities among Asian Pacific Islanders in the years to come.

The report can be accessed by following the link below.  Please feel free to offer your valuable feedback.