Asian American Health Coalition Promotes Cancer Awareness

  • Published: October 08, 2012

A 44-year old Vietnamese man with low income and no healthcare felt lost in Houston's 200,000-strong Asian American population. Like many in this demographic, financial and cultural limitations left him with limited access to cancer education and prevention programs. Through a friend, he learned about the Asian American Health Coalition and attended one of its HOPE Clinics, which incorporate a variety of activities to promote cancer awareness in the Asian American community. It was at this clinic where the man revealed that because of financial constraints he had never been to a doctor. Struck by the cancer-prevention and general health options made available to him through the HOPE Clinic, he seized the opportunity and registered for a multitude of cancer and chronic disease screenings. A perfect example of a project living up to its name.

For more information on the Asian American Health Coalition, please visit http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/files/funded-grants/PP100075.pdf