Thursday, April 29, 2010

APPEAL 15th Anniversary Conference and Dinner

APPEAL 15th Anniversary Conference and Dinner
Talk Story: Sharing Strategies for Sustainable Change
Tobacco and Food Justice for
Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans (NHPIs and AAs)
June 3 - 4, 2010
The Westin St. Francis Hotel
San Francisco, CA


Join advocates and leaders from accross the country and the Pacific Islands as they come together to "talk story" at this groundbreaking forum on tobacco and food justice. This year's conference will highlight innovate approaches to food and tobacco control policies for NHPIs and AAs.

Conference Day 1 - Thursday, June 3, 2010
7:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome
9:30 AM Conference Program
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Conference Program
5:00 PM Adjourn
6:00 PM 15th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner

Conference Day 2 - Friday, June 4, 2010
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Plenary Session
10:45 AM Policy Recommendations
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Policy Recommendations Continued
3:30 PM Call to Action
5:00 PM Adjourn

To register online please go to

Monday, April 26, 2010

Health Fair at Global Mission Church

This past Saturday on April 24th, AAHI staff and Health Promoters attended a health fair at Global Mission Church in Silver Spring. AAHI was offering osteoporosis bone density screenings as well as general information about our services. Korean community members were very excited for the screening and AAHI's line was almost out the door. We were able to screen a record number of people in just a few hours.

Thank you very much to Global Mission Church for allowing us to take part in such an excellent event! The overall event was very well organized and we had the opportunity to work with some wonderful volunteers from the Korean community.

At the head of the room, we set up our osteoporosis screening and education material.

Health Promoter Leigh Chang is performing the bone density screening on one of the day's many guests.

Senior Program Coordinator Perry Chan was helping clients fill out the registration form.

Global Mission Church provided a few great volunteers such as Elliot, seen here with one of our Health Promoters, Mae Chew. The two teamed up so that Mae, a Chinese Health Promoter, was able to provide osteoporosis education with Elliot helping with interpretation.

Health Promoter Peter Uran and University of Maryland intern Kristina Yee did a great job providing clients with information about AAHI's services.

As clients waited for the screening they read the different educational materials AAHI provided on cancer, hepatitis B, H1N1, and our Patient Navigator Program.

Thank you to all the Health Promoters and staff who were able to make it out to this event. You helped make it a successful screening!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Cambodian New Year, Year of the Tiger!

AAHI participated in an exciting event this past weekend. Sunday, April 18th marked the end of New Year celebrations for the Cambodian Buddhist community. The event was full of festivities; games, food, music, dances and a Cambodian bazaar. AAHI set up an information table and educated attendees about our services. Although it was a cold and windy day, AAHI staff and health promoters were warmed by the rich and colorful culture of the Cambodian community.
We would like to thank the Cambodian Buddhist Society for allowing us to participate in this joyous celebration!

Health Promoters, Leigh Chang and Peter Uran as well as AAHI Program Specialist, Jamie Lok at the AAHI information table.

Leigh and Peter educating participants about AAHI.

Program Coordinator, Atyya Chaudhry, talking one on one with an individual at the event.

Jamie educating Cambodian youth about AAHI.

Young Cambodian females performing a traditional dance.

Traditional feeding of the Monks ceremony.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Asian American Community Resource Fair

Join AAHI at the Asian American Community Resource Fair hosted by the County Executive’s Asian American Advisory Group. This fair will showcase various Asian American organizations. In addition, there will be mini-seminars related to job search, business development, senior services, healthcare, and public safety. It is a great opportunity to learn about the different resources and services the County has to offer. Join us on Saturday May 8th from 1pm to 5pm at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. Please see the flier below for more information.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Health Fair with Vietnamese Community

Progress is underway for the health fair with the Vietnamese community! AAHI met with Vietnamese representatives in a meeting last Thursday, April 8th, at Our Lady of Vietnam (OLVN) church to discuss the fair which will be held on Sunday May 16th. Representatives from Boat People SOS, Knights of Columbus, and Our Lady of Vietnam were present. Look below for pictures from this meeting.

AAHI Senior Program Coordinator, Perry Chan, giving a short talk about AAHI's services.

Thuyanh Hoang and Hieu Tran from OLVN and Thu Ha La and Mai-Huynh Dinh from Boat People SOS listening to Perry's presentation.

Thuyanh Hoang and Hieu Tran gave valuable input regarding the needs of the Vietnamese community.

AAHI staff members, Atyya Chaudhry and Jamie Lok, were also present at this meeting.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

AAHI Staff Meeting, 4/1/2010

Exciting things are happening at AAHI! At today’s staff meeting, we discussed plans for upcoming events such as our AAHI-sponsored health fair at Our Lady of Vietnam church in Silver Spring, MD. We also discussed the progress of our Annual Report which will soon be available. Check out pictures from the meeting below. Stay tuned for more updates!

"AAHI staff discussing titles for the FY09 Annual Report."

"Getting ready for our health fair at Our Lady of Vietnam coming up in a few weeks!"