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State funds were allocated to 15 policy research projects to inform COVID recovery efforts in California. Our faculty, staff, and their students have been conducting research and formulating recommendations for advocacy and policy change related to health, housing, the economy, immigration, arts, AANHPI data equity, and addressing anti-Asian hate.

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Healthcare Access and Equity



Food Insecurity among Asian Americans in California: Increased Risk among Older Adults  
Principal Investigator: May Wang, Professor, Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Author(s): Lilly A. Nhan, May C. Wang


The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) COVID-19 Dashboard: Examining the Impact of the Pandemic on Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders 
Principal Investigator: Ninez Ponce, Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Economic Recovery




Immigrant protections and policies




Combating Hate


AANHPI Data Equity and Disaggregation

Anti-Asian Hate Creative Project Activities

Three creative projects, led by UCLA faculty to combat anti-Asian racism, were also provided funding and include the following: