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Pacific Territories, Commonwealth, and Freely Associated States Organizations

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
Influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders living in the U.S. and its jurisdictions.
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Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
A membership organization comprised of community health centers that promotes advocacy, collaboration, and leadership to help improve the health status and access of Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPIs) within the United States, its territories, and freely associated states.
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Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers (HPB AHEC)
Works to improve the health of the underserved in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin through training and supporting health professions students and healthcare providers to serve rural and underserved areas. Includes the American Samoa Area Health Education Center.
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National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians (NCAPIP)
Advocates for Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (NHPI) healthcare professionals, patients, and communities. NCAPIP focuses on access and quality healthcare, focused research and data, and workforce to support the health and well being of AANHPI populations and communities.
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Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC)
Provides AIDS-related training, education, and information services to healthcare providers. Serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and the six U.S.-affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions.
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Pacific Basin Dental Association (PBDA)
Promotes good oral health in the Pacific Basin, facilitates improvements in oral health services, carries out continuing education, improves networking among dental professionals, and strengthens surveillance.
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Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in implementing cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
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Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA)
Serves as a unifying voice and credible authority on issues of regional public health significance in the Pacific. Represents the collective health interests of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau.
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U.S. Department of the Interior: Office of Insular Affairs (OIA)
Coordinates federal policy in the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Administers and oversees U.S. federal assistance for the Freely Associated States of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau under the Compacts of Free Association.
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO WPRO)
Works together with partners from all sectors of society for public health activities, including: research, data banking, evaluation, awareness raising, and resource mobilization. Focuses on the Western Pacific Region.
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Last Reviewed: 12/18/2018