Conferences & Symposia
3rd Annual Asian Health Symposium: From Collecting Data to Collective Impact

Symposium slides (PDF)

Overview

Would you like an opportunity for community-building, networking, and learning about research to address Asian health disparities? Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual Asian Health Symposium: From Collecting Data to Collective Impact. 

This exciting event, free and open to all, is hosted by the Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations Through Translational Research (ADAPT) Program and will include:

  • A panel discussion on the importance of collecting disaggregated and local data.
  • An exploratory session on using the Collective Impact approach for creating a roadmap for Asian community health.
  • Group discussions about health priorities for Asian communities in Chinatown and across Greater Boston.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Download the event flyer here (PDF).

Details

Tuesday, December 6, 8:30AM-1:30PM
Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston

Agenda

  • 8:30AM: Breakfast and registration
  • 9:00AM: Welcome and opening remarks
    • Carolyn Rubin, ADAPT Director, Tufts CTSI
    • Michael Wagner, President and CEO, Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
    • Alice Rushforth, Executive Director, Tufts CTSI
    • Giles Li, Executive Director, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • 9:45AM: Plenary Panel: Addressing Asian Health Disparities – Why Collecting Disaggregated Data Matters
    • (moderator) Aviva Must, Morton A. Madoff Professor of Public Health and Chair, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
    • (panelist) Carolyn Wong, Research Associate, Institute of Asian American Studies, UMass Boston
    • (panelist) Susan Koch-Weser, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
    • (panelist) Eugene Welch, Executive Director, South Cove Community Health Center
    • (panelist) Sherry Dong, Director of Community Health Improvement Programs, Tufts Medical Center
    • (respondent panelist) Tackey Chan, State Representative, Second Norfolk District, MA; Asian American Legislative Caucus
    • (respondent panelist) Ramani Sripada, Co-Chair, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy – Boston Chapter
    • (respondent panelist) Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission
  • 11:00AM: Break
  • 11:15AM: What is Collective Impact? Creating a Roadmap for Achieving Asian Health
  • 12:15PM: Lunch and group discussions on Asian health priorities
  • 1:00PM: Report-back and closing remarks
    • Carolyn Rubin, ADAPT Director, Tufts CTSI

Presenting Organizations

Registration

Please register here to attend.

 

Conferences & Symposia
4th Annual Asian Health Symposium: In Pursuit of Health & Wellness: Addressing the Impact of Stress in Asian Immigrant Communities

Would you like an opportunity for community-building, networking, learning about, and addressing the impact of stress on Asian immigrant populations? Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Asian Health Symposium, In Pursuit of Health & Wellness: Addressing the Impact of Stress in Asian Immigrant Communities.

This exciting event, free and open to all, is hosted by the Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations Through Translational Research (ADAPT) Program.

After attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Describe the stressors related to daily living and social determinants facing Asian immigrants
  • Identify resources and services available for mitigating the impact of stress in the community
  • Recognize the value of cross-community dialogue in addressing the impact of stress on Asian immigrant communities

Details

Friday, April 6, 2018, 9:30AM-1:30PM
Pao Arts Center
99 Albany Street, Boston MA, 02111

Agenda

  • 9:00AM-9:30AM: Breakfast and registration
  • 9:30AM-9:50AM: Welcome and opening remarks
    • Alice Rushforth, Executive Director, Tufts CTSI
    • Megan Cheung, ADAPT Co-Chair; Associate Director/Clinical Director, Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center (GBCAC)
    • Carolyn Rubin, ADAPT Director, Tufts CTSI
  • 9:50AM-11:00AM: Panel 1: Stressors that Impact Asian Immigrant Communities
    • Moderator: Ed K.S. Wang, Director of Policy and Planning, Chester M. Pierce MD Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Member, Governor’s Advisory Council on Refugees and Immigrants; Board President, National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
    • Panelists:
      • Mary Chin, Executive Director, Asian American Civic Association (AACA)
      • Lisette Le, Executive Director, Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID)
      • Niem Nay-Kret, Community Health Worker, Lowell Community Health Center
      • Anh Vu Sawyer, Executive Director, The Southeast Asian Coalition (SEAC)
      • Mary Truong, Executive Director, Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI)
  • 11:00AM-11:10AM: Break
  • 11:10AM-12:10PM: Panel 2: Innovative Strategies for Addressing Stress
    • Moderator: David Takeuchi, Associate Dean for Research, Dorothy Book Scholar, Professor, School of Social Work, Boston College
      Co-Founder, Research in Social, Economic and Environmental Equity (RISE3)
    • Panelists:
      • Pata Suyemoto, Writer, Educator, & Mental Health Activist
        Co-founder, Breaking Silences Project
      • Cynthia Woo, Director
        Pao Arts Center, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
      • Albert Yeung, Co-Medical Director & Head of the Behavioral Health Department South Cove Community Health Center
        Director, Primary Care Studies of the Depression Clinical and Research Program
        Massachusetts General Hospital
      • Liao Zhang, Research Associate
        Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 12:10PM-1:10PM: Lunch and table discussions: Critical Factors that Contribute to Community Mental Health and Wellness
    • Susan Koch-Weser, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
    • Jean Lim, former Asian Health Equity Fellow, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • 1:10PM-1:30PM: Groups report back and closing remarks
    • Carolyn Rubin, ADAPT Director, Tufts CTSI

Speakers

  • Mary Chin
    Executive Director, Asian American Civic Association
  • Susan Koch-Weser
    Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
    Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Jean Lim
    Former Asian Health Equity Fellow, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
    Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Lisette Le
    Executive Director, Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID)
  • Anh Vu Sawyer
    Southeast Asian Coalition of Massachusetts
  • Pata Suyemoto
    Writer, Educator, Mental Health Activist
  • David Takeuchi
    Professor and Dorothy Book Scholar
    Associate Dean for Research
    Co-Founder, Research in Social, Economic, and Environmental Equity (RISE³)
    School of Social Work, Boston College
  • Mary Truong
    Executive Director, Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI)
  • Ed K.S. Wang
    Director of Policy and Planning, Chester M. Pierce MD Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Member, Governor’s Advisory Council on Refugees and Immigrants
    Board President, National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
  • Cynthia Woo
    Director, Pao Arts Center
    Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • Albert Yeung
    Co-Medical Director and Head of the Behavioral Health Department at South Cove Community Health Center
    Director of Primary Care Studies of the Depression Clinical Research Program at MGH
  • Liao Zhang
    Research Associate, Disparities Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

Registration

Please register here to attend.

Space is limited! Please register by March 16.

Conferences & Symposia
5th Annual Asian Health Symposium

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Using Research to Improve Community Health

Interested in hearing the results of research conducted in Boston’s Chinatown/Asian communities? Wondering what’s next for the Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT) Program?

Join Tufts CTSI and ADAPT for the 5th Annual Asian Health Symposium, Moving Forward, Looking Back: Using Research to Improve Community Health. This half-day event will inform participants about research taking place in and around Chinatown. See how academic/community collaborations fueled research and the findings that resulted from that work. Attendees will hear presentations on recent and ongoing studies focused on overlooked health issues or understudied areas, discuss potential next steps, and brainstorm how to further increase community engagement in research.

Researchers and community members are encouraged to attend this exciting event.

After attending this event, participants should be able to:

  • Identify several exciting research projects completed in Boston Chinatown/Asian Communities in the past five years.
  • Describe the key findings/takeaways from these research projects.
  • Recognize the value of increased community engagement and collaboration with research in your community.

Details

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 9:30AM-1:30PM
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Rachel’s Auditorium, Room 1414 (14th Floor)
1 Kneeland Street, Boston MA

Registration

Researchers and community members are encouraged to attend.

Space is limited! Please register here by April 15.

 

 

This event is provided free of charge, and was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of health, Award Number UL1TR002544. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

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ADAPT and Chinese Church Head Start: How a Head Start Center Benefits From Academic-Community Collaboration

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  1. Identify services offered through Head Start
  2. Describe difficulties that can arise at Head Start in the absence of collaboration
  3. Summarize the impact and significance of the collaboration between ADAPT and ABCD Chinese Church Head Start in the Oral Health Program

Taught by Mei-Hua Fu, MS, MEd; Merieka Torrico, MPH; Moussa Cisse; and Risha DeLeon

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Public Health and Health Disparities Career Discussion

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Discuss why future health equity leaders need to cultivate their skills to promote the growth of the health disparities community
  • Describe opportunities available for people who are interested in health disparities
  • List suggestions for people who aren’t from minority backgrounds to keep in mind as they train to work on health disparities.

Taught by: Aviva Must, PhD, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH, and Carolyn Rubin EdD, MA

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Results of a Healthy Chinatown Needs Assessment: Healthy Eating and Active Living Among Pre-School Aged Children in Chinatown Early Education Programs

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the methodology of the survey
  2. Discuss the preliminary findings from the survey

Taught by Virginia R. Chomitz, PhD, MS,and Bernadette Davidson

Seminars & Workshops
Together, Strengthening the Health of Chinatown: Advancing Asian American Health Research and Health Equity

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Describe the social and health context of Asian-Americans across the country
  • Discuss the limitations of current Asian-American health data
  • Explain how health equity can be achieved.

Taught by: Carolyn Rubin EdD, MA, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH, Vivien Wu, and Giles Li

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Together, Strengthening the Health of Chinatown: An Asian Health Symposium Introduction

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  1. Define Tufts CTSI’s mission and purpose
  2. Summarize the history and purpose of Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT)

Taught by Alice Rushforth, PhD; Carolyn Rubin, EdD, MA; Harris Berman, MD, and Mei-Hua Fu, MS, MEd

Seminars & Workshops
Together, Strengthening the Health of Chinatown: Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health (CAFEH)

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Describe what is Community-based participatory research (CBPR)
  • Discuss the goal of the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health (CAFEH) research project
  • Explain the research results of traffic-related air pollution on Boston’s Chinatown community.

Taught by: Doug Brugge, PhD, MS

Conferences & Symposia
Using Data to Advance Health in Chinatown

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  1. Explain how community agencies use data for practice and planning
  2. Describe the methodology of the survey
  3. Discuss the preliminary findings from the survey

Taught by Giles Li, Susan Koch-Weser, ScM, ScD; Mengxi Du; Kaiyan Jew; Yuao Liu; Tina Wang;  and Meng Zhang