The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Swearing-In Ceremony & Inaugural Meeting with AHS’ Dr. Kimberly S.G. Chang and Board Member Luisa Blue

Today, February 3, 2022, the President’s Advisory Committee on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders held a swearing-in ceremony, and the inaugural meeting will be today and tomorrow, February 3-4, 2022.

Vice President Kamala Harris conducted the swearing in of the President’s Advisory Commission, and the event also included remarks by the Commission’s Co-Chairs – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai – and other White House and federal officials.

The meeting is the first in a series of federal advisory committee meetings regarding the development of recommendations to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. The Commission is charged with developing recommendations in seven priority areas to advance opportunities, equity, and justice for AA and NHPI communities for the President.

  • The development, monitoring, and coordination of executive branch efforts to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for AA and NHPI communities in the United States, including efforts to close gaps in health, socioeconomic, employment, and educational outcomes;
  • Policies to address and end anti-Asian bias, xenophobia, racism, and nativism, and opportunities for the executive branch to advance inclusion, belonging, and public awareness of the diversity and accomplishments of AA and NHPI people, cultures, and histories;
  • Policies, programs, and initiatives to prevent, report, respond to, and track anti-Asian hate crimes and hate incidents;
    Ways in which the Federal Government can build on the capacity and contributions of AA and NHPI communities through equitable Federal funding, grantmaking, and employment opportunities;
  • Policies and practices to improve research and equitable data disaggregation regarding AA and NHPI communities;
    Policies and practices to improve language access services to ensure AA and NHPI communities can access Federal programs and services; and
  • Strategies to increase public- and private-sector collaboration, and community involvement in improving the safety and socioeconomic, health, educational, occupational, and environmental well-being of AA and NHPI communities.
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