AHCI is a grassroots organization, created by community members and health care providers in December 1996. AHCI received non-profit 501(c) (3) status in 1998. Today, the coalition is composed of a diverse array of community-based organizations, health care providers, and public health officials.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Illinois through advocacy, technical assistance, education, and community-based research. We support an AAPI health agenda that includes: Advocating for culturally and linguistically appropriate services and programs.
- Increasing representation of AAPIs in all levels of the health care policy/ decision-making process.
- Providing technical assistance for programs promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate community health education and disease prevention while overcoming barriers to health care access.
- Serving as a clearinghouse, think tank, and resource center for all Illinois based health related organizations for AAPI issues.
- Combating invisibility by increasing and improving the collection, analysis, and insemination of data about AAPI populations and sub-populations.
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