Time: 1PM to 3PM

Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan

Free Admission



Asian Americans represent over 50 countries and cultures.  Their current population, estimated at 11 million, is expected to triple by 2050.  The two-volume Praeger Handbook of Asian American Health:  Taking Notice and Taking Action (2009)—the largest and most comprehensive set of its kind—illuminates the biological, historical and cultural issues impacting the health of America’s fastest-growing racial group, and offers insights into best practices that those in the healthcare field can apply in their own work.


Noilyn F. Abesamis-Mendoza, MPH, and Henrietta Ho-Asjoe, MPS, co-editors and some of the chapter authors will provide an informative presentation and discussion on some of the less visible factors faced by immigrants, as well as Americans born of Asian descent, that often contribute to disparities in their diagnosis and care.

They will also highlight models, most notably several healthcare practices located around the country that  have been successful in identifying, advocating for and, ultimately, meeting the healthcare needs of America’s pan-Asian community.


Migration, Settlement, and Social Justice

  • John J. Chin - Asian American Health in Global Cities: It’s a Small World After All

  • Douglas Le - Impact of Trauma and War

  • Suki Terada Ports - Fighting for Awareness and a Seat at the Table

  • Wayne Ho - Building Coalitions for Equity

Cultural Context of Heart Health

  • Rhodora Ursua  - Addressing Cardiovascular Health Disparities in Filipino and Chinese Immigrant Communities in New York Metropolitan Area

  • Wai-Wah Chung - The Chinese Healthy Heart Coalition: Teaching CPR in the Community

  • Sally Wong - Diet and Health of Asian Americans

  • Daniel Chen - East Meets West: A Dialogue in the Pursuit of Longevity

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Coalition for Asian American Children & Families

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NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health




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Asian American / Asian Research Institute 2018

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