Learn about NAPCA’s mission, programs, finances and board of directors in our annual report, now available: 2016 NAPCA Annual Report
Past Annual Reports:
2015 NAPCA Annual Report
A society in which all AAPIs age with dignity and well-being.
- To advocate on behalf of the AAPI aging community at the local, state, and national levels.
- To educate AAPI seniors and the general public on the unique needs of the APA aging community.
- To empower AAPI seniors and the aging network to meet the increasing challenges facing the AAPI aging community.
Leading the Way to Serve Our Aging Community
Leading the way. That’s what NAPCA has been doing since 1979, when the specific needs of the aging Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population were recognized at the federal level. NAPCA has directly served tens of thousands of AAPI seniors who represent the fastest-growing segment of the aging population in the country. The AAPI aging community is faced with many unique challenges, including cultural and language barriers and access to services and employment opportunities. NAPCA has brought critical issues impacting the AAPI aging community to the forefront of national debates. Today, NAPCA is recognized as the nation’s leader in helping the AAPI aging community.
Leading in Advocacy
As a voice for the voiceless, NAPCA addresses critical issues impacting the AAPI aging community. From employment to welfare reform, from healthcare to long-term care, NAPCA gives AAPI seniors a seat at the table during a critical time when public policies threaten their dignity and quality of life. Through direct services, research, and outreach programs, NAPCA maintains the most extensive profile of the AAPI aging community in the country. The information is invaluable at congressional testimonies and national conferences and, on a daily basis, to community-based organizations.
Leading in Education
NAPCA’s consumer education empowers AAPI seniors and their families to make informed choices on increasingly complex issues like health care, insurance, managed care, and long-term care. Millions of Americans who are currently enrolled in managed care plans are faced with many questions: What is managed care? Will I still be allowed to see my doctor? Will I receive quality care from my managed care plan? There are no easy answers to these questions, but the uncertainty is magnified for the AAPI elderly population. Will the doctors speak my language? How do I explain my concerns? What if I don’t think I was treated properly? By educating the AAPI aging community about managed care and health-related policies, AAPI seniors can make managed care more responsive to the growing minority communities it serves.
Leading in Empowerment
NAPCA empowers seniors and community advocates through coalition building. Working with seniors, community leaders, service providers, elected officials, policy makers, and the media, NAPCA addresses the needs of AAPI elders. Community coalitions are guided by NAPCA to sustain the necessary infrastructure so AAPI seniors can gain better access to meals on wheels, home health, senior centers, adult day care, and respite care. As a result, seniors can live more independently and comfortably at home.