Learn more about Together Empowering Asian Minds (TEAM) on November 13! See below for details.
                                                                                                                    November 2015  
On November 7, 2012, Asian Women for Health was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with a vision to create a world where Asian American women can live a happy, healthy life and access the same quality of care and support that every woman deserves, regardless of their social-economic status, educational level and English proficiency.

As one of the founding members and the first Executive Director, I feel privileged to be present at its earliest conception and to bear witness of the growth of an emerging organization.

The mission created by our founding sisters (Ramani Sripada, Megan Cheung, Sujata Ghosh, Selena Tan, Hanna Chan, MJ Kim, Lara Yuan, Sara Tan and Kelly Morgan) is still relevant to this date: we are truly a peer-led, community-based network that dedicated to advancing Asian women's health and wellness (not just physical health) through education, advocacy and support.

Within three years, we have accomplished the following:
  • Facilitated cross-sector collaboration to improve Asian health and health care delivery by convening conferences, workshops, and special events/interest groups
  • Established AWFH as the leader in this field by participating in various state-wide workgroups and serving on national advisory board to advocate for Asian women and the community at large
  • Served as the incubator to train Asian women as peer health educators, community advocates and researchers, and empower members to give back
We will bring you individual stories in the format of a video testimony or a photo essay to illustrate how AWFH impacted our members and partners, as part of the Giving Tuesday campaign.  Please send us YOUR STORY  and thank you for your continuing support! Finally, thank you to all those who attended and supported our CelebrASIANS event.
Chien-Chi Huang
Executive Director
Asian Women for Health
Invitation: Screening of TEAM
Join Asian Women for Health to launch Together Empowering Asian Minds (T.E.A.M.), an initiative that aims to use technology to break down silos, silences, and stigmas surrounding mental illness. We will screen several short films depicting Asian Americans coping with mental illness, and solicit ideas for creating a mobile-device accessible website that connects peers with similar disorders and provides professional help via geo-locator.
Friday, 11/13 from 6:30-8:30pm
Boston Impact Hub
(50 Milk Street, 17th Floor Einstein Room)
Registration at:
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Giving Tuesday Campaign

We greatly appreciate your support in helping us achieve our mission. Your donation makes a difference. Donate on our Crowdriser page by clicking here or the image below. 

Donate Designer Items for a Cause

AWFH is partnering with Union and Fifth to gather and sell donated designer items from members. All proceeds will help AWFH continue serving and educating women about health!


Research Study: Asian American

Women and Preventative Care

We are conducting a RESEARCH STUDY to learn more about use of preventative care and need your help. 

To be eligible, you must be Chinese American, Vietnamese American, or South Asian American, and between 24 and 65. You will be asked to attend a 1.5 hour focus group. 
Eligible participants will receive a $25 gift card. 

For more info or to enroll, please contact: 
Mardi Coleman at 1-508-340-6123
Chien-Chi Huang at

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Founded in 2012, Asian Women for Health  (AWFH) is a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women’s health and wellness through education, advocacy, and support. We envision a world where Asian women are well-informed, have access to care that is culturally appropriate and high quality, and inspired to live happy, healthy lives.

Asian Women for Health
Educate. Advocate. Reciprocate.
Direct Line: 617-767-1071
   Liz OuYang is an American-born civil rights and a teacher. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and her mother died of breast cancer in 1991 at age 62. They both faced fear of disclosure, isolation, and lack of a safe space for expressing their emotions about breast cancer.
   Liz started
Plum Blossoms, an artistic blog for Asian American women living with breast cancer and their families. "Plum Blossoms," an Asian flower that can survive winter, symbolizes beauty, courage and hope.   
   We welcome Liz as our guest blogger. If you or someone you know is living with breast cancer, you are welcome to submit your poem, story, or illustration. She hopes that those who view and contribute to the blog will find release, laughter, and healing.

10/9 CelebrASIANS Benefit Fashion Show

See photos and watch our video!

10/23 Breast Health Workshop


Partner Events

The Art of Living Conference
Saturday, 11/14
Mariott Hotel, Quincy
, MA
ASPIRE's Speak Out Forum
1-5pm, Saturday, 11/14
Simmons College
Asian Women for Health - Educate. Advocate. Reciprocate.
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