Thursday, June 28, 2012

June is Men's Health month!

We're reaching the end of June, but it's not too late to be reminded that June is Men's Health month! The purpose of Men’s Health month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Statistics show that men's health is at great risk. On average, men die almost 6 years younger than women and suffer higher mortality rates for the top causes of death.

Start taking steps to improve your health today! Check out the flyer below or find out more at

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Print ads promoting preventative benefits

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is promoting preventive benefits for a healthier life with print ads translated into Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean. The ads are currently running in in-language newspapers around the US. You can view the ads below and please feel free to share them with your communities.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Grants 102 Workshop

AAHI recently hosted the Grants 102 workshop on Wednesday, May 30. This was the third workshop in our Empowering Community Health Organizations (E.C.H.0.) Project, which provides practical and professional workshops designed to build the capacity and sustainability of community organizations that serve Asian Americans in Montgomery County.

The workshop was led by Kathleen Sheedy, Grants and Acquisition Manager for Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, who presented tips for effective grant writing, cultivating potential funders, and developing a budget. Attendees also worked in groups to develop a brief grant proposal and were able to network with the other participants. There were over 50 attendees representing 21 organizations. We want to thank our speaker, exhibitors, and attendees for making this a successful event!
05-30-12 ECHO Workshop #3

Monday, June 4, 2012

Video submission campaign at the American Diabetes Association

The Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Initiative at the American Diabetes Association is seeking videos from people who can share either their own diabetes experience or how diabetes has impacted their family. By sharing stories about diabetes within the AANHPI community, you can help address and end the stigma associated with this disease. Click here to watch a short clip featuring Jennifer’s story about how diabetes has impacted her family.

Video submissions are now being accepted! For details on how to submit, visit the website:

Friday, June 1, 2012

AAHI website under maintenance

The AAHI website is under maintenance and may not be available for the next few days. Sorry for the inconvenience, but you can peruse our blog in the meantime.