Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Jan 24, 2018

Our Voices, Our Health is a series by Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) in collaboration with StoryCorps and multiple Health Justice Network partners. Beginning November 2017, we are sharing compelling stories to highlight the diversity of health care challenges and experiences within California’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

Jan 23, 2018

제2부에서는 캐서린 씨와 주디 씨가 함께, 높은 의료 비용과 보험의 부재가 아플 때 적절한 치료를 받기 힘들게 한다는 점에 대해 얘기를 나눴습니다. 제3부에서는 건강의 중요성과, 왜 폭 넓은 보험 시스템 제도가 필요한지에 대해 얘기합니다.  1부 청취를 원하시면 여기를 클릭하세요. 2부 청취를 원하시면 여기를 클릭하세요.

Jan 23, 2018

Previously on Part II of Health on Hold, Catherine and Judy discussed how high medical costs and lack of insurance can prevent people, like Catherine, from seeking help for their illness. In this segment, the two women reflect on the importance of health in their lives and the need for more accessible health coverage programs.

Jan 16, 2018

Previously on Part I of Healthcare on Hold, Catherine and Judy discussed Catherine’s difficulties navigating her illness without insurance. In this segment, Catherine discusses how the emergency health insurance helped her afford her surgery. The two women also express how high medical costs and a lack of insurance can discourage people from seeking treatment immediately.

Jan 16, 2018
Jan 09, 2018

Catherine Choi and her family had two choices when it came to their health: endure the pain or pay hundreds of dollars for one doctor’s visit. For five years, Catherine and her family were uninsured due to their undocumented status. The mother of two could barely afford to see a doctor, even when she suffered from chronically low blood levels and fainting spells. Today, Catherine and her friend, Judy Choi, talk about her experiences navigating the healthcare system and the urgent need for more accessible insurance programs for individuals like herself and her family.

Jan 09, 2018
Jan 03, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2018, adults with full-scope Medi-Cal have many dental benefits restored through Denti-Cal. This includes all pregnant women, regardless of immigration status, who are eligible for pregnancy-related Medi-Cal with full benefits.

Dec 20, 2017

The Pro Bono Spotlight honors volunteers and the important work they do to help Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA fulfill its mission of serving communities in need. In this edition, we recognize Vy Doan, who is currently a senior at Pomona College, studying Public Policy/Psychology and Asian American studies.

Dec 18, 2017

In my parent’s eyes, we are foreigners in a foreign country. They have a sole goal and purpose, to provide their children with the best, what they never had.


For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
हिंदी 855.971.2552


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.