Friday, August 30, 2013

Adventist HealthCare's Center on Health Disparities 7th Annual Fall Conference

In partnership with Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Adventist HealthCare's Center on Health Disparities would like to introduce:

“Partnering Toward a Healthier Future: Addressing Disparities in Behavioral Health”

December 3, 2013 (Tuesday)
From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Marriott Inn & Conference Center
3501 University Boulevard East
Hyattsville, MD 20783
(Located in the University of Maryland University College)

Registration is now open!

Early Bird registration: $69 (First 100 individuals)
Regular registration: $85

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

MCPS Back to School Fair

Last Saturday, AAHI attended the Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Back-to-School Fair in Rockville, MD. It was such a beautiful day to enjoy the outdoors. We could not ask for better weather for raising health awareness!

Working together with the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Department, AAHI provided health education on topics including the Patient Navigator Program, breast cancer, osteoporosis, local health resources, and much more.

Did you miss the event? Worry not! Below are the pictures from the event.

08-24-13 MCPS Back to School Fair

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Welcome New Staff!

We are excited to introduce our new Program Coordinator, Tae Hyun Kim
who started on August 19th. Let us give Tae a warm welcome as a new staff of AAHI!

Tae Hyun Kim is the Program Coordinator for the Asian American Health Initiative. He is responsible for coordinating internal and external communications, conducting research on emerging health issues, as well as designing and implementing health education programs. He has a strong interest in cultural diversity and a healthier community. Tae received his Bachelor of Science with Honors from the State University of New York. He majored in Health Science and minored in Business Management.

Friday, August 16, 2013

AAHI Says Farewell to Program Coordinator II, Sanjana Quasem

Today, AAHI bids a heartwarming farewell to Program Coordinator II, Sanjana Quasem. After starting with AAHI as an intern during her last semester at the University of Maryland College Park, Sanjana joined our staff in May 2010. In her three and a half years at AAHI, Sanjana has contributed immensely to AAHI with her enthusiasm, passion, and sincere dedication in serving the community. As one of the core members of the AAHI family, she has strengthened AAHI’s Health Promoters Program which has thrived under her leadership. Spearheading AAHI’s outreach efforts, she served as a community liaison between AAHI and many of our partners at local community- and faith-based organizations.

We thank Sanjana for all of her hard work and dedication in serving AAHI and the Asian American community in Montgomery County. We are confident that she will continue to be a strong advocate for Asian American health. Please join us in wishing her all the best in her future endeavors!

Thank you so much for everything, Sanjana! You will be truly missed here at AAHI!
08-16-13 Sanjana's Farewell

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Montgomery County's Rental Assistance Program

Effective August 5th, 2013- Montgomery County's Rental Assistance Program (RAP) is now accepting applications.

RAP is a Montgomery County-funded program to help low-income households meet their monthly rental expenses. Assistance is available to legal residents who are disabled, elderly or households of two or more. Eligible customers can receive $50 to $200 per month towards their rental costs.

To apply, households must submit a completed pre-application by mail, fax, or in-person. All households will be placed on a waiting list and contacted by the Rental Assistance Program as openings occur to apply for benefits. Customers can call 240-777-4400 to receive a pre-application or they can download the form from the HHS website.

Documents To Bring
  • Proof of gross income for the last thirty days (pay stubs or letter from employer, current award letter for Social Security, SSI, pension, annuity or retirement, child support received, unemployment)
  • Financial bank statements for all accounts indicating interest or dividends earned and the principal balances
  • Most recently filed  Federal Income Tax Form (1040) with all attachments (including W-2 and 1099 forms)
  • Proof of  out-of-pocket child care or medical expenses for the last twelve months

Eligibility Requirements
  • You must be a renter in Montgomery County and your rent cannot exceed program limits
  • You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or receive Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) for your children
  • Your monthly gross income cannot exceed program limits
  • Your household assets must be less than $10,000
  • If applying as a one person household, you must be disabled or at least 62 years of age
For more information regarding RAP, please visit the Montgomery County DHHS website at

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Public Forums on Health Care Reform

Interested in learning more about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Residents are invited to attend any one of a series of community forums sponsored by the Montgomery County Regional Service Centers and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. 

The forums will address the impact of the ACA on residents ages 18 to 64 and will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about the insurance coverage and potential assistance available through “Maryland Health Connection.” A brief presentation will be provided outlining the key components of the ACA, as well as how one can prepare for open-enrollment beginning October 1, 2013. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Registration is not required. 

The forums are scheduled for the following dates in August and September:
  • Monday, August 19
    7 to 8:30 p.m.

    Silver Spring Civic Building
    One Veterans Plaza
    Silver Spring
  • Wednesday, August 21
    7 to 8:30 p.m.

    East County Regional Center
    3300 Briggs Chaney Road
    Silver Spring
  • Thursday, August 22
    7 to 8:30 p.m.

    Upcounty Regional Center
    12900 Middlebrook Road
  • Tuesday, September 3
    7 to 8:30 p.m.

    Mid-County Regional Center
    2424 Reedie Drive
  • Thursday, September 5
    7 to 8:30 p.m.

    Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Center
    4805 Edgemoor Lane