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

May 2016
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Achieving Whole Health

Asian Women for Health is proud to announce that the first class has graduated from its Achieving Whole Health program! Achieving Whole Health offers a safe and supportive environment for young Asian American women who are overwhelmed by parental and societal pressures to be the "model minority". Thanks to our sponsor, Boston Children's Hospital, these young women are able to build coping skills, set goals, and become strong role models in their community.
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State of Asian Women's Health in MA Conference

Date: May 25, 2016
Location: Impact Hub Boston
50 Milk St, 17th Floor Boston, MA 02109

 
A conference to engage, educate and encourage participants to use technology to improve health and health care delivery for Asian women and the community at large through cross-sector collaborations.
 
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Mammogram at Age 40

Recent studies suggest that women should start getting their annual mammogram (breast cancer risk assessment) at the age of 40 instead of age 45 or 50 advised in guidelines. A review of women between the ages of 40 and 44 found that half of those women were at risk for breast cancer.
Mental Health Awareness Month: Rising Out of Shame

 

"For Asian Americans aged 15-34, suicide is the second leading cause of death."

Phyllis Myung is a freelance writer, consultant and speaker. Through her personal blog, The Napkin Hoarder, she shares her experience ranging from growing up as an Asian American with immigrant parents to raising a child of her own.
Join Our Team!

Asian Women for Health is accepting Board membership applications!

The Board supports the work of AWFH and provides leadership and strategic governance. Interested applicants should email their application and resume to cch@asianwomenforhealth.org by midnight (EST) on June 14, 2016. General elections will be held at our annual meeting on June 15, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Impact Hub Boston.
 
Clean, Donate, Shop, Do Good!

Asian Women for Health is partnering with Union & Fifth to gather and sell donated designer items from members. All proceeds will help AWFH continue serving and educating women about health!
 
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Deepa Patil is an undergraduate student studying Philosophy and Biology at Tufts University. As a Tisch Scholar for Citizenship & Public Service, she volunteers to support conference planning for AWFH's 4th annual State of Asian Women's Health in Massachusetts Conference and is working on enhancing AWFH web resources.
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