IDPH awarded six different Asian American Public Health Champions during Asian American Heritage Month in May. To read more about the awardees please click here. AHC is proud to congratulate staff from community partners Lao American Organization of Elgin and Korean American Community Services who were among the recipients.
The American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division (ALF-GLD) is hosting a liver symposium jointly provided with Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc., and in partnership with the Illinois Medical District Commission. For more information please click to read the flyer
Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Illinois Medical District Commission in Chicago
linois Gov. Bruce Rauner has suspended $26 million in social services and public health grants for 2015 as part of his push to whittle away at a $1.6 billion shortfall in the current state budget. Click here to read more
The South Asian Times, a New York based newspaper recently published an article about enrolling South Asians for Marketplace health insurance. The outreach and enrollment efforts of the Asian Health Coalition and its partners were also highlighted. Please click here to read more….
The American Diabetes Association announced on Dec-23 that it is lowering the Body Mass Index (BMI) cut point at which it recommends screening Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes, aligning its guidelines with evidence that many Asian Americans develop the disease at lower BMI levels than the population at large, according to a position statement being published in the January issue of Diabetes Care.
Vivek Murthy is America’s youngest-ever top doctor, and he is also the first surgeon general of Indian-American descent.
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A new report released in Nov 2014 by the CDC shows that important disparities persist in cervical cancer screening, incidence, and mortality. For past five year screening rates, Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women have the highest rates of individuals not screened across all races and ethnic groups (19.7%), not screened without health insurance (32.4%) and not screened with no regular provider (40.8%). [Read more…]
Liver cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death globally and although it is less common in the United States, both the number of new cases and the number of people dying from liver cancer are increasing in this country. The number of new cases of liver cancer in the United States is highest among Asian Americans. [Read more…]
Get Covered Illinois (GCI) Year 1 enrollment efforts included 217,000 people enrolled in a plan through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace, an an additional enrollment of approximately 405,000 people to date in Medicaid under the ACA. Asian Health Coalition was one of 44 lead organizations involved in GCI to educate and enrolled the uninsured in Illinois. To read a copy of the GCI annual report click here.
The Action for Health Justice (AHJ), released a national report detailing many of the serious gaps in resources at federal and state levels during the first Open Enrollment Period. Despite these gaps, the report captures practices and strategies used by its 70 community-based partners in 22 states that reached over 600,000 Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders during this period. [Read more…]