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National Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month - May

National Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month - May

Asian and Pacific Islander heritage month has been officially celebrated in the United States for more than a quarter century. It began when President Jimmy Carter signed a joint resolution to declare the first Asian Pacific Heritage Week as May 4-10, 1979. Then, 11 years later, an official extension made this week-long celebration into a month-long event. On October 23, 1992, May was officially designated as the time to celebrate Asian Pacific Islander heritage.

Presidential Proclamation--Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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United Efforts to Prevent Hepatitis B

At Risk Asian Americans Battle Diabetes in New Ways

Cleft Lip/Palate more prevalent in Asians

Head on against Cervical Cancer

"Silence Is Our Culture"... or Was

City-wide Campaign Becomes National Hep B Model

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Census Figures on Asian Population
This page from the U.S. Census Bureau highlights population numbers for minority groups and the populations encompassed in Asian and Pacific Islander.

Pelosi Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Asian American/Pacific Islander Profile

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HIV/AIDS in a Diverse World- The Micronesian Experience Exit Disclaimer

National Hepatitis B Initiative for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders- OMH's goals and strategies to address chronic Hepatitis B in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander populations.

Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services- The Cross Cultural Bridges Program seeks to increase the cultural and linguistic competence of health care workers serving limited-English-proficient (LEP) communities throughout Hawaii, and increase the effective use of maternal, infant, and child care services at Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) Health Center by Kalihi Valley LEP residents.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
This year’s theme is Leadership to Meet the Challenge of a Changing World. Events at the Library of Congress are scheduled throughout the month.

Timeline of Historic Events
This timeline traces the impact of Asians in the United States from the 1600s to the 20th century.

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This list includes initiatives by government agencies and historical resources.



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