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….
DVH released a new phase of the Know More Hepatitis campaign. New resources including video PSAs, an infographic, and posters are available for you to use in your work to encourage hepatitis C testing among baby boomers. Spread the word about these new materials by sharing the link to the campaign resources. Here are 10 ways you can use the campaign materials to encourage testing for Hepatitis C.
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…]
Oct-13, CHICAGO, IL – With the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplace just 1 month away, consumers are already asking questions about health care options. Even in the age of digital information, hands-on consumer assistance will play a key role in helping Chicago’s Muslim American immigrant community understand their insurance choices. With an estimated 200,000 Muslims, Cook County has the largest Muslim American population of any county in the nation. [Read more…]