We are a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women's health and wellness.

January 2016
Save The Date

State of Asian Women's Health in MA
4th Annual Conference

May 25th, 2016
56.25% of pre-conference survey respondents are currently seeking collaborators for their new or existing project involving Asian health. 
Some examples of projects:
  • Use of wearable activity trackers in Asian seniors
  • Youth access to sexual and reproductive health (working against barriers to services)
  • A training program to help develop skills of community members to connect to research
  • New biomedical technologies 
  • Exploring ways to increase the awareness of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data in Asian population
The most desired types of collaborators are:
1) Community members, 2) Public health professionals, 3) Students, and 4) Researchers.

Special thanks to our partners, South Cove Community Health Center and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


Achieving Whole Health Launch

Asian Women for Health (AWFH) will partner with the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) to launch an 8-week, 2-cycle pilot program at the RTH’s Teen Center for a total of 20 Asian American girls and women, ages 14 to 24. The curriculum, developed by the National Asian Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAPIMA), emphasizes the important relationship between mental and physical health.

It begins by addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs via three life domains Body, Mind, and Spirit and ten life elements including healthy eating, physical activity, restful sleep, relaxation techniques to relieve anxiety, hope and optimism, positive attitude, spiritual beliefs and practices, supportive relationships, service to others, a sense of meaning and purpose.
Game Changer:
What is Your Word for 2016?

"This year instead of having a New Year’s 're'-solution why not try a 'solution' instead. Retire the past, ineffective New Year’s resolution and try something simple and effective."

Debbie Lyn Toomey, RN is a “Health & Happiness Specialist™” and founder of Ultimate Healing Journey. She is committed to helping busy women by teaching them practical knowledge and skills sets that will best guide them to the road of a balanced, healthy, and harmonious life.
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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
Member of the Month

Binlin Xia is currently a clinical social work grad student at Smith College School for Social Work.  She had experience working with at-risks youth population in New York city, assisting various non-profit organizations. She is interested in mental health counseling, psychoanalysis, the process of helping, and various forms of arts. She will assist with the Achieving Whole Health program as an observer and wellness coach in training.  The values and missions of Asian Woman for Health aligns with her belief and interests in promoting whole health. Binlin enjoys reading, drawing and meditation practices in her limited free time at the graduate school program. 

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