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Asian Health Web Sites

Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) - Joslin Diabetes Center
Bilingual site with interactive tools dedicated to improving diabetes awareness in the Asian American population. Available in Chinese:

Asian American Health Initiative
Part of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Health and Human Services—Office of Minority and Multicultural Health, the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) was established to help eliminate health disparities that exist between Asian Americans and their non-Asian counterparts..

Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research & Training (AANCART)
Cooperative agreement between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the University of California, Davis. It is the first-ever national cancer awareness research and training infrastructure intended to address Asian American concerns.

Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)
National organization for psychologists dedicated to serving the Asian American community. AAPA addresses Asian American mental health issues, and supports Asian American mental health professionals.

Asian Liver Center at Stanford University (ALC)
The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University is the only non-profit organization in the United States that addresses the high incidence of hepatitis B and liver cancer in Asians and Asian-Americans. The Asian Liver Center spearheads educational outreach and advocacy efforts in the areas of hepatitis B and liver cancer prevention and treatment, serves as a resource for both the general public and health practitioners, and implements clinical and research programs.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
National advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program, and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Asian and Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool
(American Cancer Society/Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training)
Provides links to participating Web sites that have Asian or Pacific Islander education materials on their Web sites. The materials referenced here have been screened by the participating Web sites for medical accuracy and cultural relevance. Those agencies remain solely responsible for the content of their material.

Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA)
Mission is to combat AIDS-related dicrimination and to support, empower, and enhance the quality of life of Asians and Pacific Islanders, particularly community members living with AIDS and HIV infection - through client services, education, training and technical assistance, community organizing, coalition building, policy analysis, and research.

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
Mission to improve the health status of Asians and Pacific Islanders within the United States and its territories, with a special focus on the medically underserved. AAPCHO works to increase the quality, accessibility and availability of comprehensive community based health care that is linguistically and culturally appropriate for these populations, as well as financially affordable.

Center for Asian Heath - Temple University
The goals of Center for Asian health are to build and to continue to improve Asian community capacity to support community-based participatory health education, research and training, including policy analysis and recommendations; to develop and implement cancer health disparities research and training programs in cooperation with community network partners; and to establish credibility and sustainability of Center’s community network’s programs through a dynamic process of evaluation

Center for the Study of Asian American Health
Mission to strengthen the current partnerships and develop new linkages with community based organizations and health care institutions that share the goals of reducing health disparities in the Asian American community.

Chinese Community Health Resource Center (CCHRC)
CCHRC’s mission is to build a healthy community through culturally and linguistically competent preventive health, disease management, and research programs. It also provides health information that is linguistically and culturally sensitive to the Chinese community.

Department of Health - Hong Kong
Includes links to consumer health resources created by the Department of Health. Available in Chinese:

Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO)
Minnesota collaborative of public health, safety, ethnic and non-profit agencies.Public health advisories and emergency alerts for Minnesota's refugee and immigrant populations are presented in six languages, including Vietnamese, Hmong, Lao, and Khmer.

Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies (FCMS)
Dedicated to promoting the health status of the Chinese communities in North America, to the advancement of medical knowledge and education with emphasis on aspects related to the Chinese, to enhancing communication and relationship among members of the Federation, and to promoting

Health Information Translations
A collaborative project of the three adult health systems in central Ohio; The Ohio State University Medical Center, Mount Carmel Health and OhioHealth. Site provides culturally appropriate materials to promote health education and wellness among immigrant populations who may not speak English as a primary language.

HealthReach is a database of free multilingual patient health information in document, video and audio formats. Also includes toolkits, reports, and briefs on immigrant populations for providers.

Hmong Health
Funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Northern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (NAHEC), this bilingual web site provides links to consumer health information for the Hmong community.

Massachusetts Asian and Pacific Islanders for Health (MAP for Health)
Non-profit organziation that promotes health, HIV and sexuality awareness, and access to care in Massachusetts Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities through public and one-on-one education, technical assistance to other health care providers and organizations, and advocacy on the federal, state and local levels.

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
A private, non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing the social, financial and emotional costs of problem gambling. Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling has a special outreach to the Asian community; it also has materials available in Cambodian, Vietnamese and Chinese.

MedlinePlus: Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Health
A service of the National Library of Medicine, this link focuses on health issues facing AAPIs. Medline Plus provides access to extensive information about specific diseases and conditions and also has links to consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health.

MedlinePlus: Health Information in Multiple Languages
A service of the National Library of Medicine, this link focuses on health information available in a variety of Asian languages including:

Men's Health Programme (MHP)
Sponsored by the Department of Health - Hong Kong, MHP provides useful information concerning various men's health issues via self-explanatory and interactive activities. Available in Chinese:

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
National advocacy organization that provides employment programs, multilingual community forums and healthcare education. Produces health booklets in conjunction with the AARP and the California Health Care Foundation.

Southeast Asian Resources for Culture and Health (SEARCH)
Adminstered by Lowell (Massachusetts) Community Health Center, Southeast Asian Resources for Culture and Health (SEARCH) provides services to improve the health of the Southeast Asian community. The SEARCH web site contains information on SEARCH's programs as well as health information in varietyof Southeast Asian language.

Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Program
Sponsored by the University California at San Francisco, the mission of the Vietnamese Community Health Promotional Project is to identify health problems specific to the Vietnamese community; develop community-based, culturally-appropriate interventions with Vietnamese community participation; and disseminate research results so that effective interventions may be replicated throughout the United States.

U.S. Census Bureau: Facts on Asian/Pacific Islander Population
Includes links to information on health insurance, disability as well as general demographic information about the Asian and pacific Islander population.