A project led by researchers of color, centering communities of color, championed by Congressional members of color including the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and advocated and administered by National Urban League, a national civil rights organization that serves communities of color.
To conduct timely, policy-relevant, in-language research to assess the needs and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities in the United States. We strive to connect our work directly back to policymakers, community organizations, and other stakeholders to advocate for our communities.
We work in close collaboration with other research teams focused on Black/African American, Latinx, and indigenous communities, as well seniors of color, as part of the Alliance of National Psychological Associations for Racial and Ethnic Equity. Our collaborative compares and contrasts the experiences of these priority populations to collectively advocate for communities of color.
OUR FOCUS AREAS
Our work is centered on identifying needs and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the following key areas:
health and mental health
stress and coping
experiences and impact of anti-AAPI racism
labor and economics
access to healthcare and health information, including COVID testing
community supports and assets