Overview of Asian American Health Initiatives of Montgomery County

posted Nov 24, 2013, 9:39 AM by WebMaster Gcs
A seminar will be held on November 26, 2013 entitled  “Overview of Asian American Health Initiatives of Montgomery County,” which will be presentedby Mr. Perry Chan, Program Manager, Department of Health and Human Services,Montgomery County, Maryland. 
 
“According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Asian Americansare the fastest growing racial population in the nation.  Montgomery County's Asian American populationreflects this rapid growth, increasing 37.3 percent between 2000 and 2010,making it the second fastest growing minority group in the County.  The County's Asian American residentsrepresent 13.9 percent (135,451) of the County's total population and 42.5percent of Maryland's total Asian American population.  A part of the Montgomery County Department ofHealth and Human Services (HHS), the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI)was formed in 2005 to address the unique and neglected health needs ofMontgomery County's Asian American residents.
 
AAHI'smission is to identify the health care needs of Asian American communities,develop culturally competent health care services, and implement healtheducation programs that are accessible and available to all Asian Americans inMontgomery County. On average, AAHI participants over 50 health fairs per yearto delivery health education, health information, and health screenings tocounty residents.  AAHI also contributesto the Affordable Care Act (Obama care) outreach and facilitation ofenrollments.”
 
There will be a $5 cost to non-ASQ members to coverpizza and drink; it will be free to ASQ members, Monte Jade DC members, CAPA-DC members, FAPACmembers, CCACC volunteers/employees, veterans, senior citizens, students, interns,residents, postdocs, FDA Commissioner’s Fellows, and current job seekers. Online registration address and drivingdirection to our venue is in the attached flyer.  Hope to see you there, if interested and available.   
 
1. Toregister for this event: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/35817
2. For our pastand future SIG events, speakers, and some presentations: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/sp/i/31557/pid/31557.
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