Re: ASU Teams Up With Asian Pacific Community in Action

Thursday, September 04, 2008

In a previous post I had talked about how the Center for Health Information & Research at Arizona State University joined a coalition to improve the health of the Asian/Pacific Islander community in Maricopa County AZ, and how the center was awarded a subcontract to work with Asian Pacific Community in Action, which received a four-year, $600,000 grant from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

I got some more information via a comment from the APCA and wanted to reprint it up (thanks Loyd):

Thank you for the post. I am with APCA and, yes, we are here to help. Here is a link to information on what we are doing with the $600K

And please let all your readers know that if they were born in Asia or the Pacific Islands (or their parents were) they need to get tested for hepatitis B virus (B as in blood - which is how it is spread - by blood like HIV) AND that we offer free HBV screening and vaccinations for Arizona APIs.

Go here for a schedule of free screenings -

So get on out and get tested.

Because it's free.