MEET THE FOUNDER
Founder and Executive Director, Asian Women for Health
Chien-Chi Huang is the founder of Asian Breast Cancer Project and is presently the Executive Director of Asian Women for Health. A skilled and passionate community advocate, Chien-Chi was the Asian Community Program Manager at the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling from 2006 to 2011 and she spearheaded several new health initiatives addressing the unique issues and challenges facing the Asian American community. These initiatives included Asian American Problem Gambling Outreach efforts, Asian American Women’s Mental Health Symposium, Asian American Mental Health Forum, and Immigrants and Refugees Mental Health Network.
A deft community organizer and trainer, Chien-Chi has provided capacity building, technical guidance and network enhancement to community-based organizations and providers serving Asian Americans in the Commonwealth. She has participated in several CBPR training and received grants from several organizations such as the Institute for Community Health Program Planning at Dana Farber, the Saffron Circle, the American Psychological Association, and the Massachusetts Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Both mainstream and Asian media outlets have featured Chien-Chi’s efforts and highlighted her dedication to reducing health disparities related to gambling addiction, mental health, and breast cancer. She also serves on the following committees: the National Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities for PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute), the National Advisory Council for Asian & Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network, the Dana Farber Community Benefits External Advisory Committee, the Steering committee for the AIM for Equity Network, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Community Advisory Committee, the Somerville Commission for Women, and participates fully in the Disparities & Health Equity Workgroup of Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Prevention & Control Program.
Chien-Chi is the recipient for the Cheryl Kramer Passion Award in 2011, the Trail Blazer award in 2012 and the Janice McGrath Survivor of the Year Award in 2013. Under her leadership, Asian Women for Health is one of the 6 recipients for the Peter Lee Healthy Communities Awards in 2013, with 12 nominations from partners and funders.