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May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! This month is a time to reflect and celebrate the important role that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have played in our country’s shared history. While we observe the contributions of AA and NHPI populations together, it’s important to understand and acknowledge the vast diversity of these groups and their stories.  

This year, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority (OMH) is observing AA and NHPI Heritage Month through its theme, Be the Source for Better Health: Improving Health Outcomes Through Our Cultures, Communities, and Connections, which calls on each of us to understand how the unique environments, cultures, histories, and circumstances (known as social determinants of health, or SDOH) of AA and NHPI populations impact their overall health. Public health and community-based organizations can take steps to start improving the health of AA and NHPI communities by addressing SDOH factors.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We aim to be a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, in line with our vision to be the catalyst of positive change for population health.

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UK's Asian/Asian American Association

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Month: Get HAAPI

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UK's Asian and Asian American Affinity Group

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We are a scrappy group of Lexington AAPI community members bringing you events every weekend in May in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month!

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FAPAC | AAPI Resources

The following information has been curated by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) to educate the public about AAPIs and celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month.

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Library of Congress | Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

About Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

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The origins of AAPI Heritage Month

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