May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Each May, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, an observance that celebrates the achievements and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This year, OMH and its partners throughout the country will focus on supporting communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to promote vaccine confidence, and address the recent rise in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.
OMH is urging state, tribal, and local leaders, community-based organizations, faith leaders, healthcare providers and individuals to leverage their communication channels/networks and social media platforms to not only celebrate the achievements and contributions of AAPIs in the U.S., but to also encourage AAPI communities to prioritize their mental and emotional wellness in the current state of racism and intolerance.
We hope that you will join OMH and partners in using the hashtags #StopAAPIHate and #VaccineReady on your social media platforms to share information, resources, and activities.
Hosted by OMH with the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), and the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA).