The Asian American Health Coalition (AAHC) of the Greater Houston Area is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of all Asian Americans in Houston by increasing access to health care and through population-specific health promotion and health education projects.
Our goals are:
- To advocate for a linguistically and culturally competent health care system
- Provide health promotion, education and information/referral services
- Advocate on behalf of Asian American health issues
- Sustain a network of Asian American healthcare providers, and advocates
- Maintain a database of information on Asian American health data and resources
- Be inclusive of all Asian American groups
The next meeting of the Asian American Health Coalition will be Monday, May 21st, 2012, 6:00 pm at the HOPE Clinic, 7001 Corporate, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77036.
Guest Speaker: In recognition of May Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month, special guest speaker is Kim Nguyen, MSW, Program Manager of the Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington at WithinReach in Seattle, WA: http://www.hepbwa.org .
The Hepatitis B Coalition of WA (HBCW) is a network of community partners working to raise awareness about hepatitis B and its impact in the API community and other high risk population. Please join us to hear what the Seattle community is doing to address this health disparity aligning with national initiatives.
The H.O.P.E. Clinic
In 2002, the board and officers of the Asian American Health Coalition established the HOPE clinic to help address the unmet health needs of medically underserved Asian Americans and other residents of Southwest Houston. The HOPE clinic started out as an all-volunteer effort supported by the Chinese Baptist Church, which provided most of the volunteers and the Chinese Community Center, which provided the space to operate the clinic. It is now a Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike, operating 40 hours a week, providing primary health care services on a sliding fee scale.