Asian Community Health Coalition and its Advisory Board were established in 2000 as a bridge between the Center for Asian Health and Asian communities of the eastern region of the US. The coalition is an active partner in the Center for Asian Health's community-based activities in research, training and health service delivery. The Coalition is comprised of over 250 partners who are community-based organizations, clinics and health centers that serve primarily Asian American clientele. The Coalition represents Chinese, Cambodians, Koreans, Vietnamese, Hmong and other Asian ethnic groups. The Coalition shares the common interests with CAH in eliminating health disparities in Asian communities.
Center for Asian Health awards small grants to Asian Community Health Coalition (ACHC)members and other Asian community organization partners. Successful applicants focus on critical health or health-related issues in their respective Asian communities. Examples of funded projects have included tobacco education and cancer prevention.
- To mobilize and increase Asian community participation in health issues, including community-based activities in cancer, tobacco and health issues
- To build community-based partners' capacity in reducing and eliminating health disparities.
Examples of funded projects by topic and recipient(s) include:
- Youth Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest--Korean Community Services Center
- Youth Anti-Tobacco Theater Play --Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
- Avoid Tobacco - Chinese Youth Anti-tobacco Poster Contest--Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School
- Good Health, Good Life - Cambodian Seniors Outreach Project--Cambodian American Senior Association
- Anti-tobacco Poster Contest for Vietnamese Youth--Vietnamese United National Association of Greater Philadelphia
- Let's Be a Healthy Community, NO SMOKING!--Korean Community Media Campaign Project, National Second Generation Asian American Federation and Asia Times
- Time to Make a Choice! (anti-tobacco sculpture)--Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School
- Mom, I Look Just Like You! (anti-secondhand smoke sculpture)--Jaisohn Medical Center in collaboration with Young Sang Korean School
- Devil of Smoke (awareness of secondhand smoke)--Greater Philadelphia Overseas Chinese Association