Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Recap of Past Events

On Saturday, March 17, Holy Cross Hospital, AAHI, and other MOTA partners hosted the Cancer: It does not Discriminate event at Holy Cross Hospital. The day included a lecture on breast cancer, a presentation of local cancer resources, and testimonies given to a panel of Montgomery County officials. Two of AAHI's health promoters shared their testimonies: one about a family member who had difficulty navigating the US healthcare system, and another about helping an Asian American family receive treatment. There were also great cultural performances and a variety of ethnic foods. Another highlight was when some of the AAHI health promoters joined in African dancing!

03-17-12 Cancer It does not discriminate

AAHI staff quotes on Adventist HealthCare's Center on Health Disparities
March is Women's History Month, so Adventist HealthCare's Center on Health Disparities periodically posted quotes on facebook from local women who work toward improving health disparities. Two of AAHI's staff members were included in this project. You can read their quotes, as well as others, here.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Community Clinic, WIC program

Check out the flyers posted below. Information about joining the Community Clinic, Inc., Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is available in Korean and English.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cancer: It Does Not Discriminate

A reminder to join AAHI at the upcoming Cancer: It does not discriminate event this Saturday, March 17. Additional information is provided in the flyer below.

A recent CDC report showed that screening rates for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer are still below the Health People 2020 targets. Asians in particular had the lowest screening rates for all three cancer screenings. It's important to get screened since early detection of cancers can lead to better outcomes. Take advantage of FREE cancer screening events available in the community! Information is available in this previous post.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March newsletter

The March edition of AAHI's bi-monthly newsletter is now available online. If you don't receive our emails, click here to read the March newsletter. And you can always subscribe to our email list by clicking here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Join a Focus Group on Montgomery County Cable Renewal

Montgomery County is renewing its cable franchise agreement with Comcast and is requesting input from the community via focus groups. Focus groups will meet between March 19-24. Participants in the focus groups will learn about the franchise renewal and provide their opinions regarding future cable services that could be available.
For more information, visit the Montgomery County website.
To attend a focus group, sign up online no later than March 16.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Local Cancer Screening and Education Events

There are several upcoming events in Montgomery County related to cancer screening and education. The events are on our AAHI calendar, but we wanted to highlight them here. Please take advantage of these helpful events!

Cancer: It Does Not Discriminate
Saturday, March 17
Holy Cross Hospital, Professional & Community Education Center
1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD

Join the Minority Communities Empowerment Project, part of Maryland's Minority Outreach & Technical Assistance (MOTA) program, in a discussion about cancer, heart disease, and stroke and their disproportionate effects in racially and ethnically diverse communities. The event will feature a short talk about breast cancer, various community testimonies to a panel of public officials, and a discussion on local and free community resources. This event is open to the community and is FREE, complete with breakfast, lunch, and cultural performances. Free parking is available in the Dameron Drive Garage.

For more information or to register call 301-754-8800.
AAHI staff and health promoters will also be attending this event.

Cancer Screening Day at Washington Adventist Hospital
Sunday, March 18
Washington Adventist Hospital Short Stay Unit
7600 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD, 20912

Cancer Screening Day at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Sunday, March 25
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center
9901 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Washington Adventist Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital host their annual cancer screening event for the community, providing FREE clinical breast exams, oral, prostate, thyroid, colorectal and skin cancer screenings. In addition to the screenings, insurance coverage specialists will be on hand to provide counseling and enrollment into county, state and federal assistance programs for residents who lack health insurance.

To register, call 1-800-542-5096. Walk-ins are welcome but limited. You do not need to register to see an insurance coverage specialist.

For more information, visit the Washington Adventist Hospital or Shady Grove Adventist Hospital websites.