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Cooperative Agreements
Asian American Populations
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Cooperative Agreements

Green Square Bullet Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
Green Square Bullet Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Oranizations (AAPCHO)

Cooperative Agreements
 

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Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
"Strengthening Existing National Organizations Serving Racial and Ethnic Populations Capacity Development Programs: Strategies to Advance Program Implementation, Coordination, Management, and Evaluation Efforts."

 

OMHD funds the Asian American and Pacific Islander Health Forum (APIAHF) to promote the health and well being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) through develop capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs) and coalitions to meet the health needs of AAPIs communities by providing leadership in public and community health practices, collaboration and partnerships.

  APIAHF has implemented culturally and linguistically appropriate health education; promote ethnic media, social marketing and capacity building assistance projects targeting AAPIs.
   
  APIAHF principal goals are:
  Blue Sphere Bullet Increase health professionals who are versed and vested in AAPI health issues to become leaders and strong advocates;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Strengthen and improve the quality and level of expertise of AAPI health knowledge through the Health Brain Trust;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Empower the AAPI community through capacity building and technical assistance.
   
  The purpose of the program announcement is to:
  It is anticipated that the project will produce leaders in community-based public health that will have the ability to advice, design, implement and evaluate AAPI policy analysis and health education to eliminate health disparities in HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes among AAPIs through community capacity building and leadership development in AAPI communities. Program outcomes represent measurable advances in CDC’s Health Protection Goals and Healthy People 2010.
   
 

APIAHF is responsible for the following activities:

  Blue Sphere Bullet Increase the number of individuals who have the education, skills, and experience to become leaders in the movement for AAPI health;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Develop one major policy paper per year with the involvement of advocates for AAPI health in a “Health Brain Trust”;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Increase the capacity of community-based organizations and coalitions;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Provide technical assistance and training on the use of demographic and epidemiological data on AAPIs;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Train members of the ethnic media to report on AAPI health issues and train AAPI community health advocates to utilize media tools and strategies.
   
 

Evaluation Measures:

  Blue Sphere Bullet 20 in-depth key informant interviews with eight HAPPI fellows to evaluate the accomplishment of the program;
  Blue Sphere Bullet An annual qualitative survey will be conducted with the members of the Health Brain Trust to monitor the progress and effectiveness of the activity;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Pre- and post-tests for each training/workshop will be conducted for each of the four components;
  Blue Sphere Bullet User’s survey will be conducted and registered APIAHF website users to provide feedback, health data/cultural competency materials posted online, and resource available;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Progress and success of the program will be determined by the overall reach of its activities to AAPI health advocates, CBOs, and community members;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Evaluation consultant will assist in developing evaluation tools, analyzing qualitative data, and providing recommendations for program efficacy and enhancement;
  Blue Sphere Bullet The evaluation plan will include qualitative and quantitative techniques and will be participatory and dynamic in nature.
   
  Project Period:
  Four Years
   
  Learn more about the Organization APIAHF

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Green Square Bullet Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
"Strengthening Existing National Organizations Serving Racial and Ethnic Populations Capacity Development Programs: Strategies to Advance Program Implementation, Coordination, Management, and Evaluation Efforts."
  OMHD funds the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organization (AAPCHO) to build organizational capacity to increase access to quality culturally appropriate health care for underserved Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). 
  AAPCHO and its 23 community-based member organizations (CHC) located in communities with high concentrations of medically underserved Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have developed, coordinated and implemented at least 6 national/regional health education prevention and promotion programs that address risk factors and disease prevention for AAPIs in at least 5 AAPI health disparity areas (diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis B). Each program emphasizes training, technical assistance, and the development of resources for CHCs and other organizations.
   
  AAPCHO principal goals are:
  Blue Sphere Bullet Improve the health of underserved AAPIs by increasing national and member AAPI-serving organizations’ capacity to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate public health care services through partnership building, health advocacy, promotion, education, and prevention;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Facilitate collaborative efforts and partnerships among private and public health organizations, professionals, academic institutions;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Increase awareness of AAPI health issues among policymakers and health advocates;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Provide technical assistance and training to CHCs to deliver culturally appropriate health services to underserved AAPIs;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Increase the availability and accessibility of health education for AAPIs.
   
 

The purpose of the program announcement is to:

  Blue Sphere Bullet Enhance existing community health services and serve as a catalyst for new opportunities;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Strengthen CHC organizational infrastructure and increase providers, organizational, and community capacity to serve underserved AAPIs;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Develop community action plans to sustain the CHC project sites at the conclusion of the project.
   
 

Evaluation Measures:

  Blue Sphere Bullet Evaluation consultant will develop a logic model to guide the evaluation of this project in collaboration with project staff and the project sites;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Will provide an overall framework on how the program is intended to work;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Will provide a strong foundation to conduct the ongoing evaluation to identify the measurable outcomes that are benchmarks along the way to achieve the long-term goal of improving the health status and access of AAPIs;
  Blue Sphere Bullet AAPCHO will measure each set of events to determine the effectiveness of each activity;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Will employ a participatory and collaborative evaluation approaches;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Will integrate components of the 6-step CDC Framework for Evaluation.
   
 

AAPCHO is responsible for the following activities:

  Blue Sphere Bullet Identify new partners to collaborate and exchange public health information through publication;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Promote AAPI health by facilitating collaborative efforts and partnerships among private and public health organizations and professionals, academic institutions;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Enhance AAPCHO’s capacity to increase awareness of policymakers and health advocates of AAPI health issues;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Increase the capacity of CHC members to deliver culturally-appropriate public health services to underserved AAPIs;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Increase the national availability and accessibility of health education, promotion and prevention information for AAPIs;
  Blue Sphere Bullet Create and maintain National Diabetes Education Program web portal for AAPIs.
   
  Project Period:
  Four Years
   
  Learn more about the Organization AAPCHO

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