Minority Programs: Asian American Population

The Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)      


Format             Organization

AAPA was founded by a group of Asian American psychologists and other mental health professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area interested in Asian American psychology and mental health issues.  Since its inception, the Association has advocated on behalf of Asian Americans as well as advancing Asian American psychology.  Also listed on the website are links to the AAPA Newsletter, AAPA Journal, as well as articles and books written by AAPA members.

Contact URL  http://www.aapaonline.org


Contact Agency      

Asian American Psychological Association
PMB #527
5025 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012                

(602) 230-4257                  



Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organization (AAPCHO)   


Format             Information and Referral Organization

AAPCHO’s website provides information on medically underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), their health issues, and the community health centers that serve them.  Users of this website will have access to information on national programs that address AAPI health issues, health education and resource materials for AAPIs, fact sheets and maps detailing locations of medically underserved AAPIs, as well as information on current legislative efforts and bills impacting health care service delivery for this population.

AAPCHO’s programs fall into three main categories: Capacity Building; Coalition Building; and Disease. Through these categories, AAPCHO strives to build the capacity of organizations to address AAPI health issues locally, develop partnerships with organizations, and implement community-based and culturally and linguistically appropriate programs that lessen the impact of diseases affecting AAPIs.

Contact URL    http://www.aapcho.org/site/aapcho/


Contact Agency      

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organization (AAPCHO)

300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620

Oakland, CA  94612   


510-272-0817 (fax)



Fact Sheet:  Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of Health and Human Services


Format           Fact sheet

This fact sheet provides statistics on Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders; stresses the need for Mental Health Care for this population; discusses the availability of, access to, and use of Mental Health Services by Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders; and explores the appropriateness and Outcomes of Mental Health Services.

Contact URL  http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cre/fact2.asp


Contact Agency      

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Department of Health and Human Services

P.O. Box 42557

Washington, DC 20015

1-800-789-2647, Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 866-889-2647, 240-747-5475 (International), Fax:240-747-5470



National Asian Deaf Congress     


Format             Advocacy organization        

During the 2004-2007 term, the following goals are anticipated to be reached: 1) increased revenues and pledges for the NADC Campaign; 2) implement Leadership Training workshops for Chapter Presidents and interested members; and 3) put in action a youth camp and services for Asian deaf children and families.   

Contact URL  http://www.nadc-usa.org/index.html


Contact Agency      

PO Box 17583
San Diego, CA 92177



National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)           

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health services Administration (SAMHSA) – Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)       

Format             Advocacy organization                    

NAAPIMHA advocates for the mental health needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander populations by focusing on:  1) enhancing collection of appropriate and accurate data, 2) identifying current best practices and service models, 3) increasing capacity building which includes providing technical assistance and training of service providers, 4) conducting research and evaluation, and 5) working to engage consumers and families.

Contact URL  http://www.naapimha.org/index.html

Contact Agency      

1215 19th Street Suite A
Denver, Colorado 80202


(303) 298-7910

FAX: (303) 298-8081