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2016 State of Asian Women’s Health in MA

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our 4th annual State of Asian Women’s Health in Massachusetts conference on May 25th, 2016 at Impact Hub Boston. This year’s theme was “Technology for Asian Health and Healthcare Delivery” and brought together entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, health advocates, and community-based organizations who identified, discussed and explored challenges and solutions for utilizing technology to improve the health and wellness of Asian women in Massachusetts. The engaging and thought-provoking presentations given during the conference are provided here for your reference:


Reaching a Diverse Audience with Tailored Breast Health Messages

Temeika L. Fairley, PhD
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, CDC

Expert Panel:

Using a Health and Wellness App with Young Adults with Psychiatric Conditions

Elizabeth Cella
Vinfen Corporation

When We Grow Up (Healthy aging with technology)

Leon Chen,
U-ARK America, Inc.

Engagement to Empowerment: Social media, doctors, patients

Don S. Dizon, MD
The Oncology Sexual Health Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Healthy Eating at Your Fingertips

Ka Hei Karen Lau, MS RD LDN CDE
Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI), Joslin Diabetes Center

Community Panel

Lessons Learned: The Challenges of a Community-Based Health Assessment

Anna Leslie, MPH
Allston Brighton Health Collaborative

Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition

Mai Du
Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition

Health Needs Assessment Survey: Boston’s Chinatown

Susan Koch-Weser, ScD
Tufts University School of Medicine