Monday, June 27, 2011

Recap of Past Events

As the fiscal year is winding down, AAHI capped off the year with two final events.

Friday June 24:
AAHI attended a Minority Communities Empowerment Project (MCEP) event, Teens Tackle Tobacco. This interactive event was held at the Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg. It was a very lively and wonderful event, drawing scores of youth with their families. Through the use of dance and music, they educated the audience about tobacco prevention by sharing interesting facts and personal stories. At several points, the crowd also got involved in various dance and exercise activities to demonstrate that these activities would be very difficult for a smoker. AAHI brought their wheel of health education focusing on tobacco questions. The wheel was popular at the event, several youth spun the wheel to answer tobacco-related questions. We thank our MCEP partners for making this event such a success. For pictures, please visit our public photo gallery:
06-24-11 Teens Tackle Tobacco

Saturday June 25:
AAHI has been working closely with the Cambodian Senior Association and Martha Piedrasanta, a Registered Dietitian from Holy Cross Hospital Health Center to coordinate a lecture for the senior group on nutrition and well-being. After several weeks of planning, the event took place at the Cambodian Buddhist Temple in Silver Spring. The lecture was culturally and linguistically tailored (through use of a community translator) for the Cambodian senior audience. The audience was very engaged and asked wonderful questions. We warmly thank Martha Piedrasanta and the Cambodian Senior Association for working with us on to make this lecture a success!
For pictures, please visit our public photo gallery:
06-25-11 Cambodian Senior Association Nutrition Lecture


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  2. Thank you for your comments. It is great to hear that you are inspired by our work! And thank you for sharing with your friends. You can learn more about the Asian American Health Initiative through our website: