The Asian Health Coalition has received a $1,500 CVS Caremark Community Grant. The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Caremark as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on wellness and prevention. [Read more…]
The CDC’s recently released data show that only an estimated 21.1% of girls ages 13 to 17 in Illinois got the recommended three doses in 2012, compared with an estimated 34% in 2011. Illinois ranked 48th among all states, ahead of only Arkansas and Mississippi, in the percentage of teen girls who have received the three HPV vaccine doses despite the fact that since 2006 public health officials have been recommending adolescent girls be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV).
Alcohol abuse is a common problem in the United States. When Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) go to treatment, alcohol is their most common substance of abuse. 64% of API treatment admissions named alcohol as their problem. Click here to read the report from HSS Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).
Although South Asian women have a lower incidence rate of breast cancer compared to other races, the mortality rate for those affected is disproportionately high. [Read more…]
Volunteer nurses lined the entrance of the Jose P. Rizal Heritage Center, a Filipino community center on May 26. With their hands folded in front of their white uniforms, they directed patrons toward the health fair inside. Several health providers had set up their tables with pamphlets and medical equipment. Among them was the table set up by the Asian Health Coalition to screen for hepatitis B and C. Read More.
I would like to take the time to update you on our latest workforce initiatives that we have been working on, and specifically to share with you an NCAPIP webinar, “Health Policy 101 for Medical Students”, that will be held on Thursday, May 9th at 6pm PST (9pm EST). [Read more…]
Healthy Chicago is the ambitious, citywide public health agenda launched in August 2011 to improve the health and well-being of every Chicagoan in every neighborhood. The agenda prioritized 12 city-wide goals, outlining 193 actionable strategies to achieve those goals. The 36-page report details that of the 193 strategies, 45 percent have already been implemented and another 47 percent are currently in progress. The results from these strategies include improving bike lanes across the city, expanding oral health care for students and launching the successful PlayStreets initiative. In addition, it provides personal anecdotes for nearly every priority, showing the direct impact Healthy Chicago is having on residents. To Read the Full Report, Click Here.
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