Kulkarni's SAN is a community-based organization dedicated to advancing the health, empowerment and solidarity of persons of South Asian origin in Southern California.
Through her work at SAN, Kulkarni advocates for effective policies and practices on issues impacting the South Asian American community, White House said. She works to educate South Asian Americans on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act through in-language materials and outreach and individual assistance to enroll in California's health benefit exchange, Covered California.
Previously, Kulkarni served as Senior Attorney at the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) in Los Angeles, California, where she worked to improve access to quality health care for low-income individuals through administrative and legislative policy advocacy and litigation. She has also authored numerous articles, reports and training materials and provided legal assistance and training to hundreds of health attorneys and advocates across the country.
Paintal serves as program manager for the Asian Health Coalition's partnership consortium around education, outreach and enrolment to underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Illinois.
To target hard-to-reach immigrant communities, she oversaw the development of culturally sensitive and language appropriate ACA educational materials; outreach to ethnic news media outlets, education and outreach to community leaders and coordinated many collaborative efforts with other organizations to increase ACA enrolment. Paintal has been working in public health for over 13 years. Prior to working with the Asian Health Coalition, she worked with the Chicago Department of Public Health, Oak Park Department of Public Health and the University of Chicago such as on issues such as vaccine preventable diseases, HIV/AIDS, emergency preparedness, cardiovascular health, and diabetes.