By Jim Johnson, Talent Acquisition Specialist
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AANHPI). Infinity Rehab celebrates these diverse communities and recognizes our AANHPI staff, clients, and partners.
The AANHPI communities have contributed to our national fabric over the years and have also faced adversity. Most recently, the AANHPI community gained national attention during the pandemic leading to President Joe Biden issuing an executive order and establishing the White House Initiative on AANHPI. As a result, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the National Strategy to Advance Equity, Justice, and Opportunity for Asian American Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities (WHIAANHPI) report, January 2023 and can be found here.
One of the policy goals of the WHIAANHPI is to “improve health outcomes, eliminate health disparities, and expand access to quality, affordable, and culturally competent medical and mental healthcare services for AA and NHPI individuals and communities”. The article, Advancing Health Equity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders by Ka’ai, Lee, Chau, and Xu outline the challenges that AANHPI communities face and can be found here.
Our mission at Infinity Rehab is to set the standard in rehabilitation for successful aging by delivering the best of science with the art of caring. We care about our AANHPI communities and hope that this helps bring awareness to the barriers that exist for this population so that we may all age successfully.