Asian Pacific Community in Action was created in 2002 to meet the health related needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) individuals and families residing in Maricopa County, Arizona. Our mission is to provide services, advocacy and education for diverse communities resulting in a healthier and more empowered population seeking good health.

APCA works primarily through community based partnerships to provide a network of support services to pan­ethnic population of 40,000 Asian Pacific families in the Greater Phoenix area. Traditionally, APCA’s program areas focus on cancer prevention, hepatitis B screening, vaccination clinics, and connecting Asian Pacific families to culturally competent health care services within the local network of partners.

APCA provides a range of direct services that improve access and health outcomes, including enrollment assistance, and education. APCA also engages in advocacy for access to healthcare including language access, data disaggregation, systems and policy change.

APCA has a long history of successful collaboration with local, state, and national partners to reduce health disparities among Arizona’s vulnerable populations, We believe that by working to improve the health system for those individuals and families who are most at risk, we can improve the health of our entire community.

Community Stories

A Taste of Asia Honorees

Lin Sue Cooney

2015 Lifetime Achievement

Macbeth Torno, BSN, RN

2015 Spirit of Service

Evelyn Casuga

2015 APCA Champion

St. Luke’s Health Initiative

2014 APCA Champion

Leezie Kim

2015 APCA Trailblazer

Anthony T. Yeung, M.D.

2014 Lifetime Achievement

Josefina “Jo” Barone

2014 Spirit of Service


Unmasking Hidden Health Disparities Data Innovations for Improving Patient Outcomes