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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

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AWFH Newsletter | September 2019
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World-renowned circus artist Sara Kunz to kickoff   CelebrASIANS 2019 -get your tickets NOW!


 

 Join us for an evening of style and inspiration at our annual benefit fashion show, CelebrAsians, in support of Asian Women for Health (AWFH). We will celebrate survivors of cancer and trauma as they model the creative fashions of local designers, Bora Chiemruom (Kravant Boutique) and Philip Sawyer (Philip Sawyer Designs). We are also excited to announce that the world renowned circus artist, Sara Kunz, will also be one of our featured survivor models!

Please consider a gift of support to our important cause and help amplify Asian women's voices. Purchase an event ticket or be a champion for Asian women’s health as a sponsor/advertiser/exhibitor. Invite others to join you too!


 

We can't wait for you to experience the power of Asian Women For Health!

Purchase Tickets Here!
Surviving Triple Negative Breast Cancer:
Interview with Chien-Chi Huang

 
Our Executive Director, Chien-Chi Huang, was on the newest released podcast episode of Breast Cancer Conversations hosted by Survivingbreastcancer.org to share her experience as a breast cancer survivor from triple-negative breast cancer.

In this episode, Chien-chi talked about the unique symptoms she experienced which drove her to make an appointment with a dermatologist, later to find out this was her body's way of alerting her that something was not quite right. Her experience with breast cancer, and the side effects that come after treatment ends, have eventually led her to start this non-profit organization, Asian Women for Health.

Listen to this episode here
Member of the Month
 
Anna Hung is a graduate student at Northeastern University majoring in Project Management.  Her mother’s diagnosis with breast cancer prompted her to seek opportunities in the field of women’s health.  Anna is currently the social media intern for Asian Women for Health and will assist with the monthly e-newsletter.
As a feminist from Taiwan, Anna is thrilled about participating in supporting all the projects in AWFH and sharing posts regarding self-care and women empowerment on the social media platforms. Outside of AWFH, Anna enjoys traveling and all the outdoor activities!
 
"A Personal Path of Hope and Heartache / IVF" :
Interview with Jarling Ho
 


 
For episode #9, the struggle to conceive a child is real. It’s difficult to predict who is at risk for infertility, but it’s an issue that affects approximately 10-15% of couples throughout the U.S.  And while in-vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a familiar household term, the complexity of the procedure and its impact on couples remain a bit of a mystery. In this episode, we share a candid conversation with Jarling Ho, who opens up about all the highs and lows of her personal IVF journey. 

Jarling recently moved to Boston from LA, where she had served as Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center.  She has extensive experience in conflict management, and has helped communities, organizations, and individuals manage differences effectively.  She is a mediator, facilitator, coach, and restorative justice practitioner.

Additional Resources:
1. https://www.ccrmivf.com


 
Please see links below to our podcast episodes:
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Upcoming Community Events:



Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Boston


Come join Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Boston area. At this largest networking of breast cancer event, we celebrate survivors, welcome all the supporters, and raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. This breast cancer walk is non-competitive, 3 to 5 miles long, and have no minimum fundraising amount. 

Date: 9/29 (Sun)
Time: 8:00 -10:00 a.m. (Check-In Time: 7:30 a.m.)
Location: DCR Hatch Shell Boston (47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA)

Registration Information:
For more information and join this walk, please click here
 




Breast Cancer in Younger Women: A Forum for Patients and Survivors

Breast cancer in younger women is worthy of your special attention!
Please join Breast Cancer in Younger Women: A Forum for Patients & Survivors, on October 4, at Boston Marriott Long Wharf. This full-day event is a great opportunity for newly diagnosed patients, survivors, and caregivers to learn more about important topics related to breast cancer care and survivorship while connecting with other young women and their loved ones. The forum also features medical experts who will speak about topics relevant to young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Date: 10/4 (Fri)
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Boston Marriott Long Wharf (296 State Street, Boston, MA 02109)

Registration Information:
Please register here by Friday, September 20, 2019
*Registration fee is $ 10. Please email youngandstrong@partners.org to learn about the discount code.
 


FREE Screenings for Cervical and Breast cancer

Come join this health fair hosted by Cambridge Health Alliance, on 10/26 (Sat), 9 a.m.-3 p.m, at CHA Cambridge Hospital and sign up for FREE screenings for cervical and breast cancer. Asian Women for Health will also be having a table there and come to volunteer with us. Please let us know if you can be there!

The day is designed for uninsured or underinsured people to gain access to life-saving screenings. These screenings include a pelvic exam, clinical breast exam, Pap test, HPV test, and a screening mammogram. Same day results will be provided for most screenings in addition to a health fair, activities for children, healthy snacks, and educational materials!

Date: 10/26 (Sat)
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital (1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA)

Registration Information:
For more information and register now, please visit here


Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Civil Rights Forum

Join the 4th annual Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Civil Rights Forum, on October 29, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Federal Reserve Plaza, to have an open discussion of important AAPI topics, along with these three amazing speakers, Mr. David Lopez, Dean at Rutgers University Law School and former General Counsel at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Dr. Natasha Warikoo, Professor at Harvard University; and, Christopher Sean, Actor on Hawaii Five-O.
 

Date: 10/29 (Tue)
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210)

Registration Information:
See more information and register here

Research Study on Patient-Provider Relationships

 
 
Zara Ahmed, a student at the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University is looking for participants who are White or Asian Americans over the age of 18 to participate in this research study for a Keystone Project.

The purpose of this study is to explore patients' relationships with their primary care provider. Participants would be required to take this 5-10 minute online survey. The questions being asked will ask questions regarding a person’s relationship with their Primary Care Provider (PCP).  These questions will cover topics such as: trust, helpfulness, and accessibility of your PCP. All data collected will remain anonymous and will not be connected to the email provided for compensation. 

Participants in this survey will also be compensated with an online Starbucks gift card for $5 sent via an email.

If you would like to participate in this study or have any questions about it, please email zzahmed@bu.edu or call 203-824-3893 with any questions.


 
Research Study on Asian American Women

Homecare Workers


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Dale Dagar Maglalang, doctoral student at Boston College's School of Social Work is looking for current or former home care workers (babysitter, au pair, health aide, nanny, etc.) for a research study.

The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of Asian American immigrant home care workers concerning working conditions, knowledge of rights and policies, access and barriers to resources, social isolation, and resiliency through in-depth qualitative interviews. All of the interviews conducted will be de-identified and will remain confidential. The inclusion criteria for this study are 1) Asian American identified, 2) woman identified 3) 18 years old and older, 4) immigrated to the U.S., 5) current or previous home care worker, and 6) resides in the New England area. 
 
Participants will receive $50 for participating in the study. 
 
If you are interested in participating in this study and/or have any further questions or concerns please email maglalan@bc.edu or call 857-540-5751
 
WeChat group for Chinese breast cancer patients, survivors and their love ones

AWFH is creating a WeChat Group for Chinese breast cancer patient, survivors and their care givers to share information and support one another.

If you are interested in joining or need more info, please email info@asianwomenforhealth.org

 
Calling Nursing and Health Care Skills

to Have a Place on Suburban’s Team!

 

If you are a:  
  • Clinicians just starting their careers
  • Experienced Nursing Professionals seeking a different care-giving style 
  • Students attending an accredited nursing program                                                                                
Now is the time for you to discover your career in health care with Suburban Home Health, one of the oldest and largest providers of Home Health Care in the Boston area!

Download the description here
Go to Careers@shhcsg.com to submit your resume and connect  
Learn more at: www.suburbanhomehealth.com
 
Scholarships for Cancer Patients and Survivors
 

 
There is a wide range of very generous organizations and advocacy groups dedicated to helping anyone 'living with cancer' afford a college education. The grants are for cancer patients and survivors, children or siblings of cancer patients and survivors, and students who have lost a parent to cancer.

Nancy Novack, Ph.D. has compiled an extensive list of scholarships available to seniors who will be graduating next June as well as students who are now in college, vocational schools, and graduate programs. 
 
Job Opportunities

Massachusetts General Hospital is hiring a Staff Assistant II and a Community Organizer.

Tech Goes Home is hiring a Program Manager

Federation with Children of Special Needs is hiring for part-time position 

 
HHS-Office of Adolescent Health has ORISE Fellowship positions available 

Sanford Research Population Health group is looking for an Associate Scientist/Scientist

Boston Explorers is seeking Day Camp Counselor/Teen Program Leader

 
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Volunteer with AWFH

Asian Women for Health is always seeking volunteers to become part of our network! If you are interested, please take part in this brief survey. Your participation will help us match your interests to the various volunteer opportunities. We look forward to growing the AWFH network with your help!
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