Wednesday, July 25, 2012

World Hepatitis Day - July 28

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day, a time to increase awareness about hepatitis and promote prevention and treatment. Hepatitis B in particular is an important health concern for Asian Americans since approximately 1 in 12 Asian Americans has hepatitis B. However, many people are unaware of their infection because they may not experience any symptoms of illness.

Getting tested is incredibly important and only requires a simple blood test. For anyone who is at risk of being infected, there is also a safe and effective vaccine to prevent against hepatitis B. For more information, check out the CDC website and take their online Hepatitis risk assessment.

With World Hepatitis Day approaching, let's encourage more Asian Americans to talk to their doctor about getting tested and vaccinated for hepatitis B!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Health Promoter Celebration

As mentioned in the recent AAHI newsletter, we've reached the end of fiscal year 2012 (the fiscal year goes from July to June)! AAHI has accomplished so much this year and it could not have been done without the support we've received from our partners, volunteers, and community members!

In light of this, AAHI hosted an end-of-the-year celebration for the Health Promoters on June 28. It was a fun evening celebrating their hard work and dedication. There was an international pot-luck dinner, raffle drawings, and a review of the past year's accomplishments. We also had special guests from the AAHI Steering Committee, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and Holy Cross Hospital to present certificates of appreciation to each Health Promoter. Once again, thank you to all the Health Promoters - you are an integral part of AAHI!
06-28-12 Health Promoter Celebration

If you are interested in getting involved with AAHI as a Health Promoter or Steering Committee member, please check our website for more information about each program and the application.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

AAHI's July Newsletter

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