The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) announces a $350,000 annual grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) for a three year period. The money will pay for a new program focusing on chronic disease management and preventive health education in the Asian Pacific Islander (API) senior community. “We are pleased that NAPCA is one of four organizations nationally to be awarded this grant, which will enable us to conduct outreach to underserved API seniors who face a unique set of cultural and linguistic challenges,” said Christine Takada, Acting President and CEO of NAPCA. NAPCA Director of Research and Policy Analysis Ken Bostock added that “the funding from AoA will allow us to do research and outreach on important health issues like informing API seniors on the best ways to keep medical costs down and live longer, healthier lives by managing existing health issues and preventing other health problems before they start.” NAPCA will utilize its toll-free, national Asian language Helpline to answer seniors’ questions in their native language..

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