On Sunday, June 16, AAHI provided health education to community members at the St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church in Olney. At our resource table, AAHI shared information on important health topics such as cancer, hepatitis B, osteoporosis, diabetes, tobacco use, and heart health. Church members who approached our table expressed their appreciation for our work in providing health education and information on local resources in Korean.
We would like to thank the Health Promoters and our community partners for their support at the event!
|06-16-13 Resource Table at St. Andrew Kim Church|
In other news, AAHI is excited to share that Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, along with Shady Grove Radiology in Germantown, will be hosting another screening event for Asian Pacific Islanders who may be at high-risk for lung cancer. Please read on for more details or check out the Adventist HealthCare Blog.
Lung Cancer Screening and Education for Asian Pacific Islander Community
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Shady Grove Radiology Outpatient Imaging Center, 19731 Germantown Road, Suite 102, Germantown, MD.
Cost: $60 (Insurance cover not available)
In many cases, early detection of lung cancer can lead to effective treatments. Please join Shady Grove Adventist for their low-dose CT lung cancer screening event for Asian Pacific Islander community members.
Eligible candidates include:
- Men and women ages 55-74.
- Smoking history (one pack/day for 30 years, two packs/day for 15 years or three packs/day for 10 years).
- Significant exposure to second-hand smoke and/or previous asbestos exposure.
Space is limited. Please call the Lung CT Screening Hotline to pre-register: 301-315-3780. For more information, please check online at http://www.shadygroveadventisthospital.com/SGAH/health/calendar/details/?eventId=0ad0338a-51cd-e211-84a2-2c768a4e1b84.