NAPCA Programs and Special Projects

Access to In-Language Pharmacists

In collaboration with Health Mart, we’re working to ensure that residents in Los Angeles Koreatown have the opportunity to receive better clinical care, in a language that they understand.

Diverse Elders Coalition

As a member of the Diverse Elders Coalition, we are strengthening policies and programs to enhance the health and well-being of diverse elders, educating and connecting diverse older adults and their loved ones to key policy debates on aging, and increasing public support for issues that affect our communities.

Preventing Elder Abuse within AAPI Communities

There is a growing belief that the prevalence and severity of elder mistreatment within AAPI communities and immigrant populations are higher than previously suspected. Despite high vulnerability, AAPI older adults continue to face disparities in seeking and accepting help from mainstream elder abuse systems.

Thanks to the Robert Chinn Foundation, together with the National Center on Elder Abuse, we will develop culturally and linguistically appropriate educational materials to prevent psychological abuse and neglect in Chinese, Samoan, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Tagalog populations, and provide technical assistance to professionals.

National Consortium on Aging Resources for Senior’s Equity

Through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, NAPCA established the National Resource Center for AAPI Aging, which provides technical assistance to aging organizations on elder justice, dementia, family caregiving, and long-term services and supports.

NAPCA’s goal is to increase the Aging Network’s capabilities to reach and serve AAPI older adults and their family caregivers nationwide.

Increasing the Capacity of Family Caregiver Interventions

Among other challenges, AAPI caregivers face grave disparities in accessing evidence-based programs and interventions due to cultural barriers and high rates of limited English proficiency.

Thanks to the City of Seattle, together with Tailored Care Enterprise, LLC, we will evaluate the readiness of Seattle’s Korean and Vietnamese caregivers for Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral, an evidence-based care management process.