Community Outreach to Chinatown, Summer 2012

August 20, 2012


One of the projects that I have been working on during this summer is  community outreach and social marketing campaign. It is a first-time  experience for everyone in our team: We went to Chinatown every week and tried to approach local pharmacies, doctor’s offices and other healthcare organizations. Our goal is to disseminate our social […]

Vietnamese Americans and hepatitis B

August 31, 2011


I’ve been an intern at CSAAH since the end of March 2011. When I first began, I knew the basics about hepatitis B (affects the liver, Asian Americans are at higher risk, there’s a vaccine available).  Upon perusing the literature that is currently available, I noticed that there’s a substantial amount of data out there […]

Legacy Pilot Project Grant Applications, Discussions and Very Interesting Meetings.

August 22, 2011


Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Legacy Pilot Project Grants Review Committee Meetings. This year was the fifth year, the last year, of the Legacy Pilot Project Grants. And CEED received 27 applications! Organizations from all across the U.S. submitted proposals’ which ultimately aim is to reduce hepatitis B-related health disparities in […]

Help bring awareness to hepatitis on World Hepatitis Day!

July 21, 2011


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NYC Hepatitis B Coalition Meeting

July 19, 2011


Last Thursday, I attended the NYC HBV Coalition Meeting. The Coalition is comprised of various organizations throughout NYC who provide hepatitis B services (testing, screening, referrals) to their community.  Although Asian Americans are at highest risk for developing HBV, it was nice seeing that other communities were also represented at this coalition meeting, such as […]

2nd Annual State Asian Pacific American Legislative Advocacy Day

June 17, 2011


On May 25, 2011, more than 60 New Yorkers representing over 20 organizations visited legislators in Albany as part of the 2nd Annual State Asian Pacific American Legislative Advocacy Day. I had the privilege of participating as a B Free CEED intern, joining others passionate about helping Asian American communities in voicing concerns and recommendations […]

The Global Problem of Hepatitis B: Sharing Experiences from China and New York City

November 16, 2009


On November 4, 2009, I participated in a panel discussion on “The Global Problem of Hepatitis B: Sharing Experiences from China and New York City” which was hosted by NYU Medical Center and moderated by Dr. Henry Pollack, the Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at NYU School of Medicine and the Scientific Investigator of […]