Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Diabetes Education Column in 'India This Week'

AAHI in the news! November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and AAHI published an article in India This Week to educate readers about diabetes. Although today is the last day of November, it is important to stay vigilant about diabetes prevention year-round!
If you want to learn more about diabetes prevention, management or if you want tools to help educate others, visit the American Diabetes Associations website: http://www.diabetes.org/

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Senior Research Program Coordinator

Dear AAHI Community,

There is a hepatitis-B related job opportunity at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). JHU is seeking a Senior Research Program Coordinator. Please feel free to share with interested family and friends. You can find more information on JHU's Human Resources page by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

IMAAM Health Fair

This past Saturday, November 20th, AAHI partnered with the Indonesian Muslim Association of American (IMAAM) and the Indonesian American Association (IAA) to host a health fair. The health fair was a great success! There were a variety of health fair screenings for participants including bone density screenings, blood pressure screenings, grip strength, body composition, oral cancer screening and carbon monoxide screenings.
In addition to the screenings, health education literature on various topics ranging from cancer to diabetes was provided. There were also health lectures proved by healthcare experts on tobacco cessation, breast cancer, and physical therapy. To wrap up the day, health fair attendees participated in a Tai-Chi seminar.

We would like to thank IMAAM and IAA for partnering with us on this health fair. We would also like to thank all the vendors who participated to support a healthier community! A final thank you to the guest speakers and the sponsors of this event! We look forward to working with you in the future.

To check out more photos, please "like" our Facebook fan page.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Community Health Fair

Dear AAHI Community,

This Saturday, November 20th, AAHI, in partnership with the Indonesian Muslim Community (IMAAM) and the Indonesian American Association (IAA) will be hosting a free community health fair at Bohrer Park. The health is very comprehensive and includes free health screenings, health education, guest speakers and lots of information! It will be a wonderful event. Please share this with family and friends.For more information, please view the flier.
Date: November 20, 2010
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Bohrer Park
506 South Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Kick Off

AAHI has got the ball rolling in November with a health fair at the Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC). The event was held this past Saturday at the Korean Baptist Church. KCSC did an absolutely wonderful job hosting this comprehensive health fair. There were trained healthcare professionals providing clinical breast exams, glucose testing, flu shots, hepatitis B screening, and gynecological services. On AAHI's end, we provided bone density screenings and health education on osteoporosis, hepatitis B, cancer, patient-provider communication, and community resources. As a whole, the health fair was very comprehensive, providing many screening and health education opportunities.

We would like to thank KCSC and other partnering organizations for inviting us to join your health fair. We look forward to the next one!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Diwali!

Dear AAHI Community,
Today marks the beginning of the Diwali holiday, which typically falls between mid-October and mid-November. Diwali is more commonly known as the Festival of Lights. Diwali is an important 5 day festival celebrated by many religions and Asian cultures. On Monday, November 8th, County Executive Ike Leggett will be hosting the County's first ever Diwali Celebration. The event is free and will be held at the Executive Office Building Auditorium.
Date: Monday November 8th
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD

For more information, you can view the County's official Press Release.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

October wrap-up

Dear AAHI community,
October has been a fruitful month for outreach and health education. AAHI successfully participated in a community & health fair every single weekend. We participated in 7 events, screened well over 100 community members for bone density, and educate over 500 people on various health topics- cancer, hepatitis B, diabetes, osteoporosis, patient-provider communication and provided community resources. We rounded up October by joining the Chinese American Senior Service Association (CASSA) in a health fair, held on Saturday, October 30th. We would like to thank CASSA for inviting us to join their community.
In addition, we would like to thank all our other community partners for inviting us to participate in their community & health fairs.
For pictures of October outreach events, please visit our Facebook fan page.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

AAHI Factsheet

Hello everyone!
Do you want to learn more about AAHI, or share information about AAHI with family & friends? We have the resource! AAHI has created a double-sided fact sheet, briefly covering our organization, programs, projects and other information! For a free download, please visit the online document: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0Bzy_tqMuNorzZDkzMzhiM2ItNmIwZi00OGIxLTkzNmQtYmY3ZjNmOWI0ZGZk&authkey=COGs9hY&hl=en

Monday, November 1, 2010

2009-2011 National Scholarship Directory for Asian and Pacific Islander Students

Dear AAHI Community,
The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland has provided a resource guide for scholarships, internships and fellowships for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. This document is a wonderful resource for AAPI students, please take the time to review these opportunities and spread the word so that everyone may benefit from it. Click on the link below:

2009-2011 National Scholarship Directory for Asian and Pacific Islander Students