Monday, August 8, 2011

AAHI Says Goodbye to Summer 2011 Interns

Another group of interns has come and gone. Summer 2011 interns, Katherine Ip and Andrew Poo joined the Asian American Health Initiative on the first of June. Both are rising juniors, Katherine from the University of Maryland's School of Public Health and Andrew from Emory University. As summer interns, their time here was short but rewarding. Katherine and Andrew had an opportunity to conduct outreach to small businesses and provide health education and information on health resources and services. They reached out to several restaurants and cafes. Both Katherine and Andrew were keen on participating in outreach efforts.

In addition to working with AAHI staff on their programs and projects, Katherine and Andrew completed a research project on health equity. This research project opportunely coincided with "Peer Learning with King County", a two day peer learning session with King County on their Equity and Social Justice Initiative. In light of their experience learning from King County, Katherine and Andrew created a comprehensive presentation on health equity and discussed topics such as equal access, ties to social justice, individual change and much more.

At AAHI, we are proud to graduate another group of interns from our internship program. We thank Katherine and Andrew for their hard work and passion. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors!

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