Programs

What We Do

  • ACHC conducts a wide range of programs and activities in Asian and other diverse communities experiencing health disparities;
  • ACHC supports and provides assistance for community-based initiatives that focus on exploring culturally-appropriate solutions to urgent community health needs;
  • ACHC conducts education/training and screening programs on a variety of health problems such as mental health, Hepatitis, breast and cervical cancer, stomach and colorectal cancer, osteoporosis, hypertension, and smoking-related health problems;
  • ACHC provides health educational materials to communities using a variety of venues that would raise the awareness level of health problems;
  • ACHC works with partner health providers to raise their level of awareness of the special needs of diverse communities through education and hands-on experiences;
  • ACHC provides technical assistance to local, regional, and national communities in program development and implementation;
  • ACHC assists institutions and Federal and state agencies in the recruitment of racial/ethnic minorities for clinical trials that aim at improving health;
  • ACHC provides assistance to young health professionals (advanced students, scholars, clinicians) that would enhance their career development in health issues.

Our Programs

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Cancer Control Programs

English Chinese Korean Vietnamese

The DHHS and the American Osteoporosis Foundation has identified osteoporosis as a significant health problem among Asians, especially Chinese. The ACHC has been instrumental in the translation and adaptation of the DHHS Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis. This community-based program addresses both the Surgeon General’s bone health management as well as cultural factors that promote healthy bone (e.g., indigenous exercises and diets). Although the program targets the age group 50 and above, it can be adapted to younger-age groups for prevention.

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Tobacco Control

Among Asians in general and men in particular, tobacco and tobacco products are used as ‘lubricants’ for communication. This program is designed to address smoking behaviors among new Asian American immigrants and insular Asian communities who maintain strong cultural ties with their respective countries. In addition to increasing knowledge of the adverse effects of tobacco consumption on health, this program provides culturally appropriate one-on-one counseling as well as other assistive therapies for smoking cessation.

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Osteoporosis Intervention

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The DHHS and the American Osteoporosis Foundation has identified osteoporosis as a significant health problem among Asians, especially Chinese. The ACHC has been instrumental in the translation and adaptation of the DHHS Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis. This community-based program addresses both the Surgeon General’s bone health management as well as cultural factors that promote healthy bone (e.g., indigenous exercises and diets). Although the program targets the age group 50 and above, it can be adapted to younger-age groups for prevention.

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Diabetes

English Chinese Korean Vietnamese


This culturally appropriate prevention and intervention program address both juvenile as well as adult onset diabetes. The program targets underserved Asian Americans in low socioeconomic status. The educational intervention is designed to increase knowledge and awareness of diabetes and risk factors associated with the disease. Because most Asians in the eastern region of the U.S. are new immigrants, emphasis is placed on changing diets and acculturation and their impact on health. The program discusses disease management and directs Asians to sources of information, especially related to screening or care. Blood draws usually accompany the program.

Hypertension

Hypertension

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Asian Americans are as much at risk for hypertension as African Americans and Hispanics. Factors which may precipitate hypertension include smoking, particularly among males, high risk occupations, problems related to acculturation, socioeconomic status, changes in diet, and lack of information about health and healthy lifestyle. The program provides information on the nature of hypertension and strategies to prevent hypertension from becoming chronic. The program provides information on where to seek assistance if at risk, and how to monitor blood pressure and manage it with physician assistance.

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Heart Disease

English Chinese Korean Vietnamese


Heart disease is a correlate of diabetes and smoking significantly increase the risk for the disease. The aim of this program is to increase awareness of risk factors that contribute to heart disease in Asian Americans. Although genetics and familial factors are risk factors in heart disease, the program also focuses on lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, and stress reduction) and routine checkups that can substantially reduce risks for developing heart disease.

Salt Reduction

Salt Reduction Project - Philadelphia Healthy Chinese Take-out Initiative

The Philadelphia Healthy Chinese Take-out Initiative, "Less Salt, Healthier Eating," is a joint effort among Temple University's Center for Asian Health, the Asian Community Health Coalition, the Philadelphia Chinese Restaurant Association, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. See details, click here.

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Patient Navigator and Community Health Worker Training (a Certificate Program)

This is a community capacity building program for training patient navigators and community health workers. A large subset of the Asian populations is unaware of mainstream health services, hence need patient navigation assistance in understanding physicians’ recommendations or coordination follow up care. The program is designed to train local bilingual patient navigators and community health workers to facilitate patients’ movement through the health delivery system.

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Scholarship Program

ACHC provides assistance to young health professionals (advanced students, scholars, clinicians) that would enhance their career development in Asian health issues. If you are interested in this program, please download the application form, complete and email to achcoalition@gmail.com system.