FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2015

CONTACT: Amy West, 617-636-6025, awest@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

BOSTON – On October 16 from 8:30AM-3:00PM, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and community organizations comprising Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT) will present Together: Strengthening the Health of Chinatown, an Asian Health Symposium. The event will be held at Tufts University School of Medicine’s Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston.

The purpose of the event is to discuss the health of Asian Americans in our community, and ways in which community-research partnerships can improve health, including:

  • A collaboration between Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. to survey Chinatown residents, and how the data they collected can be used to advance residents’ health.
  • A Healthy Chinatown needs assessment on healthy eating and active living among pre-school aged children in Chinatown Early Education Programs.
  • A collaboration between Tufts University School of Medicine and Asian Women for Health to increase utilization of preventive care in Asian American women in Massachusetts.
  • A report by Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Chinese Church Head Start on the benefits of academic-community collaboration.

 Group discussions and networking will follow. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

 

WHO: Members of the public, community activists, researchers, clinicians, and students

WHAT: Together: Strengthening the Health of Chinatown, an Asian Health Symposium

WHEN: Friday, October 16, 2015, 8:30AM-3:00PM

WHERE: Tufts University School of Medicine, Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education, Room 114, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston

 

About Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Tufts CTSI, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported partnership among all the schools and hospitals of Tufts University, Northeastern University, Brandeis University, RAND, and healthcare industry and community organizations, was established in August 2008. Its purpose is to accelerate the translation of laboratory and medical research into clinical use, widespread medical practice, and into improved healthcare delivery and health policy. It connects people to research resources, consultation, and education, and fosters collaboration with scholars of all disciplines and with community members, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the public. Tufts CTSI is currently funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, award number UL1TR001064.

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