2020 Regional AAPI Health Summit

is RESCHEDULED for OCTOBER 29-30, 2020, 12-4 PM CT
However, all participants must register at http://asianhealthhouston.org/registration/.
“Policies, Programs and Promising Practices for AAPI Health in the Age of COVID 19”

  • The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in the US is growing faster than any other racial/ethnic group. This rapid growth has been especially dramatic in US Public Health Region VI which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. 
  • Very often, the health needs of this rapidly growing and diverse population are misunderstood or overlooked. 
  • The Asian American Health Coalition/HOPE Clinic, in partnership with local health and community organizations, will host a VIRTUAL Region VI Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Health Summit on Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30 from 12 pm to 4 pm CT.
  • Goals of the summit are to:
    • Identify and discuss critical health needs of AAPIs in US Public Health Region VI, including impact of COVID 19
    • Share success stories of addressing the unique health and health care needs of AAPI
    • Foster networking between AAPI serving organizations in US Public Health Region VI in order to build capacity and encourage new and emerging leaders
    • Develop a plan of action to address the identified gaps and services
  • There is NO registration fee, but all participants must register. Public health representatives, students, researchers, elected officials and Asian community leaders and members are invited to register.
  • Program materials will be provided to registrants on the Asian American Health Coalition website: http://asianhealthhouston.org/
  • Local and national experts on Asian American and Pacific Islander health are invited to present.
  • Breakout sessions will feature discussions on Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) health issues such as mental health/social isolation, needs of the elderly, the AAPI data gap, barriers to accessing health care, innovative approaches/techniques in serving AAPIs, and communicating health messages to AAPIs.  
  • Continuing education hours will be available for nurses and behavioral health professionals.

For information, contact Dr. Beverly Gor at beverlygor50@gmail.com, (832) 721-8838 OR  Ms. Shane Chen at schen@hopechc.org, (713) 337-3642 OR Ms. Asha Minix at aminix@hopechc.org, (713) 773-0801, x250

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