We at CHAMP see the disparities that exist in our health care system. The Asian community faces its own unique challenges. Since 2020 there has been a sharp rise in Aisan hate crimes. There is no doubt this would translate to unconcious bias within our society that would then impact health disparites the Asian community faces.
We strive to do what we can to help alleviate those disparities. We hope the following resources are helpful.
Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)
AAPA exists to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy. Their website has resources for the asian community and even a provider directory.
Clinicians of Color
A directory is full of clinicians of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as training and treatment styles. They can help you find a therapist of color that truly sees you.
Asian Health Services
Asian Health Services exists to serve and advocate for the medically underserved, including the immigrant and refugee Asian community, and to ensure equal access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, language, or culture.
Asian Mental Health Collective
It is the mission of AMHC to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community. AMHC aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.
Mental Health Coalition
The Mental Health Coalition exists to end the devastating stigma surrounding today’s most prevalent public health crisis. “We all have mental health, and it’s more important now than ever that we take care of ourselves.”
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). They work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Their overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.
Join a BIPOC Pain Support Group
U.S. Pain hosts a Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) chronic pain support group on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5 pm ET
Asian Americans with Disabilities Initiative
AADI provides the next generation of disabled Asian American leaders with accessible resources so that they can combat anti-Asian racism and ableism in their own communities.
The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA)
MAHA’s mission is to reduce health disparities for medically underserved, low-income populations in the Midwest through providing culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services, which include community outreach education, screening and immunization, linkage to care, mental health services, and research and policy advocacy. To serve its mission, MAHA collaborates with community-based organizations, health care providers, academic institutions, public health departments, and volunteers.