Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) COVID-19 Relief Fund
Despite the increased access to vaccination, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. has reached over 35 million COVID-19 cases and over 600,000 COVID-19 deaths at the end of July 2021, while only 49 percent of the total U.S. population have been fully vaccinated (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021). While the pandemic affected all residents, communities of color have been disproportionately affected and, for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the added layer of threats related to anti-Asian rhetoric and racism has intensified the challenges they face.
Montgomery County is one of the most diverse counties in the U.S, with over 50% of the County’s population being minorities. Among those, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities account for about 14.7% of the County population. Because of the growing diversity and wide range in language, culture, and socioeconomic status within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, providing services and care to people of AAPI escent is more complex and requires custom approaches to reach the at-need communities. The complexity of these needs is exacerbated by the pandemic.
Apply for grants to provide COVID-19 related services for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities
Outreach and education
Testing and vacinations
Mental health services
Application due date: October 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT)
Primary Care Coalition is partnering with the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI), a division of Montgomery County Government’s Department of Health and Human Services, to provide COVID-19 related services including, but not limited to, outreach, testing and vaccinations, education, mental health, anti-harassment/anti-hate, and social service support for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Montgomery County. Congratulations to the recipients of the Asian American Health Initiative COVID-19 Relief Fund for the 2021-2022 grant term:
American Diversity Group
Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
Chinese American Community Health Services
Chinese Culture & Community Service Center, Inc.
Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington