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Unpacking the Root Causes of Problem Gambling in the Asian Community: From Research to Action

Register now to join Tufts CTSI and the Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT) Coalition for the 7th Annual Asian Health Symposium “Unpacking the Root Causes of Problem Gambling in the Asian Community: From Research to Action.”

This half-day in-person event will be held Friday, September 30, 2022 from 9:00AM-1:30PM on the Tufts Health Sciences Campus. (Breakfast and Registration: 9:00AM-9:30AM; Lunch and Networking: 12:30PM-1:30PM)

The recently launched Asian CARES report illuminates how problem gambling is the “canary in the coal mine” for the Asian community. Join us to learn about the root causes as well as the short and long-term impacts of gambling addiction on children, families, and the broader Asian community and how problem gambling can be addressed by using a public health approach.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the root causes and systemic conditions that lead to gambling as the espoused form of entertainment for Asian immigrants.
  • Understand the role of community-led organizations as cultural brokers well-suited to provide in-language programs, services, and interventions addressing problem gambling in the Asian immigrant communities.
  • Describe examples of casino marketing tactics targeting the Asian immigrant communities and identify stakeholders and strategies to address this issue.

Details

Friday, September 30, 2022, 9:00AM-1:30PM
Center for Medical Education, Room #114 | 145 Harrison Ave. — Chinatown, Boston

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Registration

Researchers and community members are encouraged to attend.

Language interpretation and translation services in Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese will be provided.

Space is limited! Please register here by September 23.

Agenda

9:00-9:30         Registration and Breakfast

 

9:30-9:45         Welcome and Opening Remarks

Alice Rushforth, Associate Dean of Programs and Partnerships, Tufts CTSI

Kanchana Bhat, Executive Director Tufts CTSI

MyDzung Chu, ADAPT Director, Tufts CTSI

Dawn Sauma, ADAPT Co-Chair

Co-Executive Director, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK)

 

9:45-10:00       Keynote

Ben Hires, Chief Executive Officer, Asian CARES Co-Principal Investigator

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)

 

10:00-11:00     Panel 1: Asian CARES (Center for Addressing Research, Education and Services) Research Findings and Recommendations: Problem Gambling in the Asian Community

Moderator: Dawn Sauma, ADAPT Co-Chair

Co-Executive Director, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK)

 

Heang Leung Rubin, Asian CARES Co-Principal Investigator

Community Engagement Consultant, Storyteller/Writer, Teacher

 

Yoyo Yau, Director of Programs (Asian CARES Co-Principal Investigator)

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)

 

Geumhee Cho, Asian CARES Community Fieldworker,

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK)

Shirley Zhen, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

South Cove Community Health Center (SCCHC)

 

Discussion / Q & A

 

11:00-11:10    BREAK

 

11:10-12:20     Panel 2: Equity Audit: Impact of Targeted Casino Marketing on the Asian                                 Communities

Moderator: Carolyn Wong, Research Associate

Institute for Asian American Studies, UMass Boston

Panelists:

Ben Hires, Chief Executive Officer, Asian CARES Co-Principal Investigator

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)

 

Sothea Chiemruom, Executive Director

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell (CMAA Lowell)

 

Mark Vander Linden, Director of Research and Responsible Gaming

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

 

Mark Gottlieb, Executive Director

Public Health Advocacy Institute, Northeastern University

 

Discussion / Q & A

 

12:20-12:30     Summary and Closing Remarks

MyDzung Chu, ADAPT Director, Tufts CTSI

 

12:30-1:30       Lunch & Networking

 

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.