The Asian Community Health Coalition (ACHC) has its origin in a group of multiethnic Asian community organizations with a common interest in cancer health disparities. In 2000, the group established an umbrella organization, the Asian Community Cancer Coalition (ACCC). The rapid increase in the ACCC membership broadened the coalition's interest in Asian health issues. In response to community expressed needs, the ACCC became a subset of a larger and more representative coalition of community-based organizations, the Asian Community Health Coalition (ACHC). In 2003, the ACHC and its subset, the ACCC, were incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania as a 501 (c) (3) Non-profit Organization, designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization qualified to receive charitable contributions. To date, the ACHC represents a partnership of 390 Asian community-based organizations and health centers in the eastern region of the U.S. This partnership represents the broadest scope of Asian American ethnic and language groups as well as interests in reducing health disparities through improved and culturally appropriate services, especially to underserved and uninsured Asian Pacific Americans.