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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Island

Postby youngkim » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:39 pm

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and California State University, Fresno

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Community Health Town Hall

Saturday, September 8, 2012
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Alice Peters Auditorium
University Business Center
5245 N. Backer
Fresno, CA 93740



Join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Fresno to learn how federal programs and services can better address the health needs of the Southeast Asian community in the Central Valley. This is an opportunity for these diverse communities to share the challenges they face in accessing federal, state and local health resources and services with federal representatives. Community members will have the opportunity to learn more about federal programs and policies to improve the health and well being of AAPIs. The event is free of charge. Registration is required.

REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot: http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/white-house-initiative-asian-americans-and-pacific-islanders-community-health-town-hall-fres

Questions? Please email whitehouseaapi@ed.gov with “Fresno” in the subject line.

AGENDA

8:30 am REGISTRATION/BREAKFAST

9:00 am WELCOME
Lynette Zelezny, Associate Vice President for Continuing and Global Education and Associate Provost, California State University, Fresno
Khampha Thephavong, Commissioner, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

9:10 am Overview of AAPI Health in the Central Valley
Kara Zografos, Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno, Department of Public Health

9:30 am Open Q&A

9:40 am AAPI Community Health Needs
Discussion on the health issues of AAPI communities in the Central Valley
MaiKa Yang, Executive Director, Stone Soup Fresno
Dr. Rev. Sharon Stanley, Executive Director, Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries
Candice Adam-Medefind, Executive Director, Healthy House Within a MATCH Coalition
Alfonso Nguyen, Rehabilitation Specialist, California Department of Rehabilitation
Moderator: Jonathan Tran, California Policy and Program Manager, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

10:20 am Open Q&A

10:40 am BREAK

10:50 am Federal Resources on Health Care
Discussion on federal efforts to improve access to care and promote culturally and linguistically appropriate care
Christina Perez, Regional Minority Health Consultant; Office of Minority Health, Region IX; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Juliet Choi, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jon Perez, Regional Administrator; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Region IX; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Moderator: Daphne Kwok, Chair, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

11:20 am Open Q&A

11:50 am Closing Remarks
Juliet Bui, Policy Advisor on Health, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
12:00 pm Adjourn
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