Friday, September 28, 2012

Job Posting: Part-time Research Assistant

Dr. Juon at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is currently looking for a research assistant who is fluent in English and Vietnamese (both speaking and writing). This is a part-time, paid position in which the assistant will be involved in a R01 research project studying the effects of a Hepatitis B educational program on the Asian American community.

If you are interested in learning more about this job opportunity or want to apply:
1) Go to
2) Type ‘53661’ in the job requisition number (this is at the bottom of the screen)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Recap of Recent Events

On September 16, AAHI participated in the Sart Thai Festival at Wat Thai Washington DC. This Thai Memorial Day Festival for the community included Thai food, Thai music and dancing, and various vendors. AAHI offered carbon monoxide screening and provided health information on topics such as diabetes and breast cancer.
09-16-12 Sart Thai Festival

On September 19, AAHI presented a health lecture to the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) Parents as Liaisons group which is comprised of the parents of Chinese ESOL students. The presentation was conducted in Chinese by a Health Promoter and included an overview of breast cancer, current screening guidelines, and local community resources.
09-19-12 MCPS PALS health lecture

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

AAHI's September Newsletter

The September issue of AAHI's newsletter is now available online. If you don't receive our emails, click here to read the newsletter. You can also subscribe to our email list here.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Upcoming Community Events

Below are some local events which may be of interest to the community. Please feel free to share this information with others!

Why Social Security is Important for the Chinese Community
Chinese flyer;  English flyer
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Place: Chinese Culture and Community Service Center
9366 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
The Chinese Culture and Community Service Center and the Social Security Administration, Silver Spring and Rockville Social Security Offices are sponsoring this seminar. During the seminar, Social Security Administration employees will provide detailed information about Retirement, Spouses, Disability, Medicare, Survivors and Supplemental Security Income benefits. In addition, they will demonstrate how to utilize available online services at and respond to questions from the attendees.

This free seminar will be conducted in Chinese. Registration is required. Please register by calling Diana Varela at 877 512-3848 ext. 20861 or sending email to by Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

Free Flu Shot Clinic
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 AM
Place: Westfield Montgomery Mall Food Court
7101 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817
This clinic is on a walk-in basis, no appointment necessary. Open to individuals 18 years and older. 103 free flu shots will be available. Once the free flu shots are distributed, flu shots will continue to be offered for $25.

Check out the flyer and you can learn more about how to prevent the flu and find additional clinics at

Friday, September 14, 2012

MCC Senior Group Health Lecture

On September 8, AAHI presented a health lecture to the Muslim Community Center (MCC) Senior Group. The presentation included an overview of breast cancer, current screening guidelines, and local community resources. Given the mixed gender audience, the men were also encouraged to share this information with the women in their lives. The presentation was well-received and the chair of the Senior Group commented, "We had at our Senior Program a large intergenerational audience of more than 100 participants who benefited from your valuable information. Our Seniors were very impressed with your ability to relay the important message to them in the most thoughtful and culturally sensitive way."

09-08-12 MCC Senior Group health lecture

Friday, September 7, 2012

Welcome Fall 2012 Intern!

With the start of a new school year, AAHI is excited to introduce our fall intern, Jasmine Vinh. Please join us in welcoming her and find out more about her below.

Hi, my name is Jasmine Vinh and I am a senior at the University of Maryland College Park, pursuing a B.S. in Community Health and a minor in Asian American Studies. I am also a second-generation Vietnamese-American. I was first introduced to AAHI after volunteering for the Vietnamese Medical Assistance Program’s SMASH B Hepatitis Screening event earlier this year and am very excited to be a part of AAHI team this fall! 

As an intern, I look forward to the opportunity to participate in the planning and implementation of health promotion events together with the staff and community leaders while gaining hands-on experience in working closely with the diverse Asian American community in the area. I have a strong interest in learning about the many hardships Asian Americans and their families continue to face that affect their quality of life. I hope to support AAHI in addressing these challenges by helping discover new, innovative strategies to reach this underserved, yet growing, population. After graduation, I plan to work in community outreach and hope to pursue an MPH in Health Education.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Affordable Care Act Community Discussion at Holy Cross Hospital, September 24

Holy Cross Hospital will be hosting an informal, yet informative discussion on the Affordable Care Act, and how it will affect you. Local and state health officials have been invited to lend their expertise on this topic to the community, so that we may all be more aware of the health care changes to come.

The Affordable Care Act Community Discussion is Monday, September 24 at 7pm at Holy Cross Hospital. Please call 301-754-8800 to register.