Tuesday, December 31, 2013

myhealthfinder

Want to start your new year healthy but are not sure how to?

myhealthfinder is a preventative services tool created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Just enter your age, gender, and pregnancy status to discover a wide range of tips to stay healthy! Talk with your doctor or nurse about which recommendations are right for you. The tool can also be used to find services recommended for a child, parent, spouse, or friend.

myhealthfinder recommendations come from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Bright Futures (BF) Guidelines, and the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Committee on Preventive Services for Women. The recommended services are covered under the Affordable Care Act. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to get these services at no cost to you. 

Visit myhealthfinder at http://healthfinder.gov/myHealthfinder/

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Disclaimer:  Please note the information provided above may be subject to change. Contact the respective organization to ensure the most current information. Updated on 12/31/13.

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Crisis & Resource Program of the International Cultural Center (ICC)

The Crisis & Resource Program, a project of the ICC, uses a holistic and integrative approach to assist clients in accessing social services, while providing case management, mentoring, and other wellness services. The program works in partnership with County government, community organizations, and schools.

Location: 19650 Club House Road, Suite 250GaithersburgMD 20886
Eligibility: Open to all Montgomery County residents. Specializes in working with Middle Eastern, South Asian, and North/East/West African immigrants due to the program's enhanced cultural proficiency and linguistic capacity to work with individuals and families from these regions.
Cost: Free
Services offered:
  • Referrals and assistance with accessing services, including health, education, employment, housing, food, and crisis response
  • Individual and group mentoring/support
  • Language interpretation
For more information, please email nouf@theicc.net or call 240-396-5350.

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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided above may be subject to change. Contact the respective organization to ensure the most current information. Updated on 12/27/13.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays!

We cannot believe yet another year has flown by! AAHI had a busy, but great year of health outreach and education in the local community. We are excited to see what 2014 has in store for us. We would like to thank all of our Steering Committee members, community partners, Health Promoters, and staff for such a successful year!

On behalf of AAHI, we wish everyone a safe, fun, and happy holiday season. We look forward to ringing in a healthy start to 2014 with each and every one of you!


Friday, December 20, 2013

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)


Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2014
Award Amount: $2,500 - $15,000

Based in Washington, D.C., the APIASF is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). APIASF works to create opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education; thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their career, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a vibrant America. Since 2003, APIASF has distributed more than $70 million in scholarships to deserving AAPI students. APIASF manages two scholarship programs: APIASF's general scholarship and the Gates Millennium Scholars/Asian Pacific Islander Americans funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria
  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply. 
  • Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the fall of 2014 
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online
For more information, please visit online at http://www.apiasf.org.

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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided above may be subject to change. Contact the respective organization to ensure the most current information. Updated on 12/20/13.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Montgomery County Seeks Volunteers!


Two volunteer orientation sessions will be held for those interested:
Date/times: Friday, December 20 at 11:00am and 1:00pm
Location: Mid-County Regional Services Center
                2424 Reedie Drive
                Wheaton, MD 20902

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) partnership is seeking volunteers to assist residents with free tax help. This partnership is sponsored by the Community Action Agency, a part of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and serves eligible low-income residents with free tax preparation.

VITA volunteers will work from late January to mid-April as tax preparers, greeters, screeners, interpreters, and resource navigators. They will have flexible hours at locations in East Silver Spring/Takoma Park, Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Wheaton. Free training is provided on-site and online, with certification as a tax preparer by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) upon successful completion.

If interested, please call 240-777-1123, email VITA@montgomerycountymd.gov, or visit http://volunteer.truist.com/mcvc/org/opp/10494470271.html.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Disparities Seminar


Presentation Title: The Role of Health Literacy in Health Outcomes and Health Disparities
Date/Time: Thursday, December 19, 2013; 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: NIH Campus
                Natcher Conference Center, Building 45; Main Auditorium
                45 Center Drive
                Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH welcomes Dr. Michael Paasche-Orlow, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, as the featured speaker for the NIH Health Disparities Seminar. The presentation will discuss the impact of limited health literacy and its relationship to health outcomes and health disparities in the United States.

Additional Information:
  • There is limited parking on the NIH campus. 
  • The closest Metro stop is Medical Center.
  • Please allow adequate time for security check.
  • The seminar will be video cast and made available in the NIH video archives and on the NIMHD website after the seminar.
  • Sign language interpreters will be provided. 
  • Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate should contact Edgar Dews at 301-402-1366 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.
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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided above may be subject to change. Contact the respective organization to ensure the most current information. Updated on 12/17/13.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Neighborhood Opportunity Network Center

Days/Times: Monday to Thursday, 9:00am – 4:00pm (Closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
                    Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm (Closed 11:00am – 12:00pm)
                    Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
Location: 610 E. Diamond Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Cost: Free

Do you need help applying for assistance with utility bills, rent, food, health care, or foreclosure prevention?

The Gaithersburg Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NON) site offers free assistance with applications and referrals to emergency services and other resources. Staff members are available to:
  • Help customers with accessing assistance for emergency services – utilities, rent, food, health care, legal matters, foreclosure prevention, financial literacy, employment, etc.
  • Help with the application submission process and referrals to emergency services and other resources
  • Help translate
  • Collaborate with other local nonprofit providers – Community Clinics, Inc. (CCI); Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); Guide; Gaithersburg HELP; Manna Food; Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. (HIP); The Dwelling Place; Teen and Young Adult Health Connection (TAYA); Spanish Catholic Center; Upper Montgomery Assistance Network (UMAN); etc.
Community Sponsors:
The site is sponsored by the following Neighbors Campaign partners: Family Services, Inc.; Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services; City of Gaithersburg; Impact Silver Spring; Interfaith Works; and The Community Foundation.

For additional information, please visit online at http://www.familyservicesagency.org or call 301-840-4080.

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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided above may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information. Updated on 12/16/13.  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Multicultural Planners are Here!


Would you like 2014 to be "A Year of Health" for you and your family? Look no further! The National Institutes of Health has created free multicultural planners to help guide you, your family, and your community to a healthy 2014. Please take a look: http://1.usa.gov/1aJdVzr.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

AAHI Seeking Health Promoters!

Are you interested in Asian American health and looking for hands-on experience in the public health field? AAHI is currently seeking part-time applicants who are fluent in English and another Asian language (speaking, reading, and writing) for our Health Promoters Program. Health Promoters are bilingual advocates who attend outreach events, provide health education, and link community members to local health services.


For more information on the qualifications and how to apply, please visit the AAHI website here: http://aahiinfo.org/get-involved/get-involved-overview/.

Please share the program description with your friends, family, and community members. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in the public health field and wish to help diverse communities. Questions regarding the program can be directed to info@aahiinfo.org. Thanks in advance for your assistance in forwarding this opportunity to your respective groups!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Takoma Park Emergency Food Pantry & Resource Center

Location: 7001 New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Cost: Free, for eligible seniors and persons with disabilities
Requirements: On your first visit, you must provide identification for every member of your household – children and adults. Acceptable forms of identification include Social Security Cards, Food Stamps Cards, unemployment letter, proof of income, birth certificates, passports, and other legal documents.

All special-needs clients (seniors or persons with disabilities) who are eligible will have their allotment of groceries DELIVERED to their doorstep once every month in the following areas in Montgomery County: City of Takoma Park, Silver Spring, White Oak, and Wheaton.

For delivery or appointment, please visit online at www.educaresupportservices.org, email educare_ss@yahoo.com, or call 240-450-2092.

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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided above may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information. Updated on 12/9/13.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Look Good...Feel Better



Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Holy Cross Hospital, Professional and Community Education Center
                 1500 Forest Glen Road
                 Silver Spring, MD 20910
Cost: Free, registration required. To register, please visit online at http://goo.gl/UOnJht or call 301-754-8800.

You are invited to join a free, hands-on group workshop dedicated to helping female cancer patients cope with and combat the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Learn skin care and makeup applications, as well as demonstrations on hair and wig techniques. A free gift of a full-size name brand cosmetic will be given for use during and after the workshop.

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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided in this document may be subject to change. Contact the respective organization to ensure the most current information. Updated on 12/5/13

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

SMASH-B 2014

Save the date! The Viet Nam Medical Assistance Program (VNMAP), in partnership with AAHI, will hold their Screening, Management, Awareness, and Solutions for Hepatitis B (SMASH-B) program again this year. In 2012, SMASH-B reached out to and served over 100 Montgomery County residents. The program provides free Hepatitis B education, screenings, vaccinations, and consultation services to its participants. This year’s Screening Event will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Executive Office Building (Ground Level), located at 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850. All follow-up events will also take place on Sundays at the same location.

Registration will be open until December 20, 2013. Spaces are limited. Please call Ms. Emily Le at 240-406-0724 or email linh.le@vnmap.org to register. Participants must be at least 18 years old and be Montgomery County residents.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Native American Heritage Pow Wow & Health Fair

On November 24th, AAHI celebrated Native American Heritage Month and attended the Native American Heritage Pow Wow & Health Fair at Holy Cross Hospital. Community members had the opportunity to learn about various health topics, while seeing exciting cultural exhibitions and festivities. AAHI provided information about the Affordable Care Act and used the Wheel of Health Education to inform community members about local resources.

Click on the link below to see some pictures from this great event!
11-24-13 Native American Heritage Pow Wow & Health Fair

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) Health Fair

On November 17th, AAHI participated in the MHC Health Fair at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Silver Spring. AAHI Health Promoters were able to inform community members about osteoporosis, while providing bone density screenings. We also provided information about the Affordable Care Act.

AAHI would like to thank our partners at the MHC and our Health Promoters for making this health fair a success!
11-17-13 Migrant Heritage Commission Health Fair

Friday, November 22, 2013

E.C.H.O. Workshop #6 - The Affordable Care Act in the Capital Region: How to Enroll

AAHI recently partnered with the African American Health Program and the Latino Health Initiative to host “The Affordable Care Act in the Capital Region – How to Enroll” workshop on Monday, November 18th. This was the sixth workshop in our Empowering Community Health Organizations (E.C.H.O.) Project, which provides practical and professional workshops designed to build the capacity and sustainability of community organizations.

The workshop was led by a panel of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) community partners, who presented an overview of their current tailored efforts to enroll the community in the Capital Region (Montgomery County and Prince George’s County). In addition to the panel, the Lead Navigator of Interfaith Works demonstrated how to enroll for health coverage on the Maryland Health Connection. Attendees learned what steps Capital Region residents can take to enroll under the ACA and what resources are available for community members who need assistance. There was a full house of over 125 attendees, representing about 62 organizations from the community. We want to thank our panelists, speaker, attendees, Health Promoters, Steering Committee, volunteers, and staff for making this a successful event!

11-18-13 ECHO #6

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sri Lankan Kathina Celebration

On November 10th, AAHI attended the Sri Lankan Kathina Celebration. AAHI educated the community on several health topics and shared informational flyers on the Affordable Care Act.
11-10-13 Sri Lankan Kathina Celebration

AAHI Steering Committee Retreat

On November 9th, AAHI hosted the Steering Committee (SC) Retreat in Rockville. At the Retreat, AAHI's community advisors, Health Promoters, and staff came together for a productive day of reviewing and planning for the past, present, and future of AAHI. Not only was the SC Retreat very productive in sharing the passion and commitment of AAHI, but also it was a great opportunity for getting to know each other. AAHI appreciates all of our Steering Committee members for their efforts.
11-09-13 AAHI Steering Committee Retreat

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC) Fall Health and Community Service Fair

On Sunday, November 3rd, AAHI attended the CCACC Health and Community Service Fair in Gaithersburg. AAHI conducted the bone density screening and provided health education on various topics. Other local community organizations shared information about their services.
2013-11-03 The CCACC Fall Health and Community Service Fair

Friday, November 8, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Trust Awards Program

The Chesapeake Bay Trust 2014 Awards Program honors students for their work to improve local communities and help restore the Chesapeake Bay. All nominations and applications are due December 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

2014 Student of the Year Scholarship: Awarded to a high school or college student attending school within Maryland or the Chesapeake Bay watershed who motivates and inspires others and participates in efforts to improve the local environment and/or community. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship award. To nominate a student for this award, click here.

2014 Honorable Arthur Dorman Scholarship: Recognizes a Maryland or Chesapeake Bay watershed high school or college student of color who motivates and inspires other students through their actions in their school and/or community and participates in efforts to improve their local environment and/or their community. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship award. To nominate a student for this award, click here.


For more questions, please contact Molly Alton Mullins at mmullins@cbtrust.org or at 410-974-2941, ext. 107.




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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided in this document may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information. Updated on 11/8/13

Getting Ready for Baby: Baby Fair

Date:  Sunday, November 10, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Holy Cross Hospital, Professional and Community Education Center, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 
Parking: Free parking in the Dameron Parking Lot
Cost: Free, registration required. To register or for more information, please visit online at http://goo.gl/KGEkaK or call 301-754-8800.

Join us for a free baby fair!

Ÿ       Meet our nurses, childbirth educators, and lactation specialists; as well as many                community vendors
Ÿ       Attend informational lectures on birth and babies
Ÿ       Learn about our maternal child services including our high-risk services: Neonatal            Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Perinatal Diagnostic Center (PDC), and High-Risk                        Perinatal Center (HRPC)
Ÿ       Lots of give-aways and raffle prizes

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The National Council of Asian Indian Associations, Inc. (NCAIA) Fall Health Fair

On October 27th, AAHI participated in the NCAIA Fall Health Fair. AAHI provided the community health education as well as the popular bone density screening. AAHI shared information on important health topics such as cancer, hepatitis B, diabetes, tobacco cessation, osteoporosis, patient-provider communication, blood pressure, Lyme disease, heart health, breast cancer, the Affordable Care Act, and community resources.

10-27-13 the NCAIA Health Fair

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lay Health Worker Certification Program

Date:  Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland College Park, School of Public Health Building (#255), Conference Room #2234CC, College Park, MD
Compensation: $50 at the training session
Eligibility: Those interested in promoting well-being and health among Asian                     Americans; those bilingual in English and either Korean, Chinese, or                                       Vietnamese; and those with at least high school education
What you will be doing: Attend a one-day training session on liver cancer                             prevention

You are invited to join a certification program to educate the Asian American community on Hepatitis B.

This certification program is organized by the partnership among Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and University of Maryland School of Public Health. The certification program is funded by the National Cancer Institute. 

For additional information, please contact Grace Lee at 443-287-4288 or email to jelee@jhsph.edu.


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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided in this document may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information. Updated on 11/5/13

Friday, November 1, 2013

Recap of Past Events

AAHI had a busy month! AAHI attended 4 health fairs and provided health education and materials on cancer, hepatitis B, diabetes, tobacco cessation, osteoporosis, patient-provider communication, Lyme disease, the Affordable Care Act, and community resources.

On Saturday, October 5th, AAHI attended the Cancer Education and Screening Day at Holy Cross Hospital.
10-05-13 The Cancer Education and Screening Day

On Saturday, October 12th, AAHI attended the Korean Community Service Center Annual Health Fair.
10-12-13 KCSC Health Fair

On Sunday, October 13th, AAHI attended the Muslim Community Center Medical Clinic Community Health Fair.
10-13-13 MCC Community Health Fair

On Sunday, October 20th, AAHI attended the Cambodian Buddhist Temple Flu Clinic.

We were glad that AAHI and our partners could team up together to help our community become healthier. We thank all of our Health Promoters, health fair staff, partners, and participants!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Welcome new staff!

We are excited to introduce our new Office Services Coordinator, Shannon Lee, who started on October 7th. Please join us in welcoming her as a new staff of AAHI!

Shannon Lee is the Office Services Coordinator for the Asian American Health Initiative. Her main responsibilities include providing administrative support to all staff members and coordinating day-to-day office operations. She is interested in promoting awareness of health concerns among the community and reducing health disparities in minority populations. Shannon received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park.



Friday, October 25, 2013

Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC) Fall Health and Community Service Fair

CCACC will host their Fall Health and Community Service Fair!

Date: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: CCACC Headquarter, 9366 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Registration: Required, please call 240-393-5950. Space is limited.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Seminars
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Health and Community Services Information, Free Physical Screening
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Complete Blood Tests and Consultation (Lab work must be done in advance, please call to pick up forms.)

For more information, please call 240-393-5950 or fax 240-631-2468.



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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided in this document may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information on classes and events. Updated on 10/25/13

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

E.C.H.O. Workshop #6 - The Affordable Care Act in the Capital Region

The African American Health Program, Asian American Health Initiative, and Latino Health Initiative of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in a free training workshop as part of the Empowering Community Health Organizations (E.C.H.O) Project 2014.

The Affordable Care Act in the Capital Region: How to Enroll
Date: Monday, November 18, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (A light dinner will be provided at 5:30 pm and the program will begin at 6:00 pm)
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, Great Hall, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910

This workshop will consist of an interactive panel of the Affordable Care Act community partners. Each panelist will provide an overview of their current tailored efforts to enroll the community in the Capital Region (Montgomery County and Prince George’s County). In addition to the panel, a presenter will show how to enroll for health coverage on the Maryland Health Connection.

RSVP is required and space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, November 8, 2013. You can complete the RSVP form online at http://conta.cc/16xOfWb or call Tae Kim, AAHI Program Coordinator, at 240-777-3421.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Kim via telephone or email at Tae.Kim@montgomerycountymd.gov. I hope you join us in building a healthy community.


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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided in this document may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information on classes and events. Updated on 10/23/13

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The National Council of Asian Indian Association, Inc (NCAIA) Fall Health Fair

Obtain health screenings and education. NCAIA will host their Fall Health Fair in partnership with the Asian American Health Initiative of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the Asian Indians for Community Services Inc, and with the collaboration of Health Care Professionals, Community Organizations, and Hospitals.

Health screenings and education:

  • Free Flu Shots- First come first served – until the vaccines last
  • Free Blood Test – Blood Count and Metabolic Panel (Preferred fasting but not required.)
  • Bone Density Check and Osteoporosis Education
  • ENT- Ear, Nose and Throat check up
  • Enroll in Obamacare and avoid paying penalties to the IRS
  • Get information about yours and your family’s future health coverage
  • Attend the ‘Education Corner’ on various health issues – like heart health, diabetes, mental health, wellness, resources for domestic violence, etc.
  • Hepatitis B – Education and sign up for free screening
  • Lyme Disease Awareness and Prevention
  • Sign Up for free Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Relax and discuss with a Physician about your health concerns
  • Bone Marrow – Donor Sign Up
  • Dental Hygiene Education
  • Eye Test for Glaucoma
For additional information, please see the flyers below:




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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided in this document may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information on classes and events.

Updated on 10/16/13

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Community Health Worker Certificate Course Recognition Ceremony at Holy Cross Hospital

On September 24th, AAHI representatives attended the ceremony at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. Our Health Promoters successfully completed the course and were recognized for their efforts. Do you wish you were there to congratulate them? Worry not, we have pictures for you. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

4 Events During the Weekend

AAHI had a busy weekend but we were blessed to build a healthier community! AAHI attended 4 health fairs and provided health education and materials on cancer, hepatitis B, diabetes, tobacco cessation, osteoporosis, patient-provider communication, Lyme disease, Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) and community resources.

On Friday, September 27th, AAHI attended the DB Consulting Group Health and Wellness Fair in Silver Spring.


On Saturday, September 28th, AAHI attended 3 health fairs.
The first one was the Germantown Baptist Church Health Fair in Germantown.


The second one was the Chinese American Senior Services Association (CASSA) health fair at the MobileMed Clinic in Germantown.


The last one was the Indian American Medical Association (IAMA) of Washington DC and the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (GGSF) Health Fair.



Even though AAHI had a busy weekend, we were glad we could help our community become healthier. We also appreciate all of our Health Promoters, health fair staff, partners and participants who came out on such a beautiful weekend.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dispelling Myths About the Affordable Care Act and Seniors

Monday, October 7 
11:00 a.m. 
Gaithersburg Senior Center 
80-A Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg 
Cost: Free

Tuesday, October 8 
1:00 p.m. 
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring 
Cost: Free

Wednesday, October 9 
1:30 p.m. 
Holiday Park Senior Center 
3950 Ferarra Drive, Wheaton
Cost: Free 

Thursday, October 10 
11:00 a.m. 
Long Branch Senior Center 
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
Cost: Free 

Thursday, October 10 
1:00 p.m. 
White Oak Senior Center 
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring
Cost: Free 

Tuesday, October 15 
1:30 p.m. 
Damascus Senior Center 
9701 Main Street, Damascus
Cost: Free 

Are you a senior interested in learning more about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what it means? Residents are invited to attend any one of a series of community events sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation.


For more information about the ACA, go to www.marylandhealthconnection.gov.

For a schedule of where in-person assistance is available as of October 1st, go to www.capitalhealthconnection.org and click on “Resources,” then “Calendar.” 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Germantown Baptist Church Health Fair

AAHI is excited to share an upcoming event that is taking place in the community!

Germantown Baptist Church Health Fair
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Germantown Baptist Church, 17640 Riffle ford Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
Cost: Free, Flu clinic and Pneumonia vaccine will charge nominal fees

Free screening/testing, including:
  • Mini cardiovascular screening exam 
  • Blood pressure; Blood sugar (Please fast for 12hrs. for the sugar test, drink water and take your meds); Weight and height check; BMI calculation 
  • Education for: diabetes, asthma, healthy lifestyle, smoking cessation, cancer, osteoporosis 
  • Hepatitis B info/schedule for testing and vaccination 
  • Vision exam; Glaucoma & cataract screening 
  • Arterial blood flow testing-carotids and ankle 
  • Osteoporosis screening
  • Mini dental screening and info for good oral hygiene care
Testing and exams are not intended to diagnose or treat ongoing problems. Please see your physician for appropriate care.

For more information please call 301-428-3622 or visit online at http://gbcmd.com.


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Disclaimer: Please note the information provided in this document may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information on classes and events.

Updated on 9/25/13

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sart Thai Festival at Wat Thai Washington DC

On September 15th, AAHI participated in the Sart Thai Festival. AAHI provided the Thai community with information on cancer, diabetes, heart health, breast cancer, and local resources. Participants spun our 'Wheel of Health Education' and answered questions on health topics. AAHI enjoyed the event and we would like to thank the Thai community and participants for giving us this opportunity to share information.

Please view pictures of the event below.

09-15-13 Sart Thai Festival






Wednesday, September 18, 2013

3rd Annual Health Fair - Indian American Medical Association (IAMA) of Washington DC and Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (GGSF)

The 3rd Annual Health Fair will provide free health advice from leading physicians. This event is primarily for advice and counseling, not for diagnosis and  treatment of diseases.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, 13814 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Cost: Free

Free flu vaccines for the first 150 people present.

*First 100 people who pre-register to have blood drawn on Sunday, September 22, can discuss test results with doctors at the Health Fair. Please pre-register by emailing ggsfhealthfair@gmail.com and include your name, age, phone number, and insurance (Y/N).

For more information, please see the flyers below or visit online at http://www.ggsfusa.com/.






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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DB Consulting Group/Lux Consulting Group, Inc. 7th Annual Health and Wellness Fair!

The 7th Annual Health and Wellness Fair is focused on bringing men, women, and children together to promote health and well being. In partnership with our co-sponsors and over 50 health organizations, this free event provides health screenings, wellness and safety information, fitness activities and more.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD
Cost: Free

For more information, please visit: www.dbluxwellnessfair.org or contact Barbara Triplett at btriplett@dbconsultinggroup.com or 301-589-4020.


Disclaimer: Please note the information provided in this document may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information on classes and events.

Updated on 9/11/13