Past AA and NHPI Health Conferences

2016: Aging Together, Bridging Generations

On September 26, 2016, CSAAH partnered with AARP to host "Aging Together, Bridging Generations", CSAAH’s 8th Biennial Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) Health Conference. The conference brought together approximately 200 diverse stakeholders from across the country to discuss and prioritize healthy aging in AA and NHPI communities and featured Keynote Speaker, Jeanette C. Takamura, MSW, PhD, Dean of Social Work at Columbia University School of Social Work and Former Assistant Secretary of Aging at the US Department of Health & Human Services. For conference presentations and to learn about our travel scholarship recipients, speakers, post-conference updates and more, view the conference website. For photos, view our Facebook album.

2014: Moving the Dial: Advancing Population Health Equity

On October 28th, 2014 CSAAH held its 7th Biennial Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders (NHPI) Health Conference, co-hosted by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF). The conference featured Keynote Speaker, Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States and President and Co-Founder of Doctors for America. The overall goal of the conference was to empower community-based organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies to achieve health equity. For resources generated from Moving the Dial, visit:

2011: Connecting the Dots: Promoting Health Equity

On December 3rd, 2011 CSAAH held its 6th Annual AA and NHPI Health Conference, titled "Connecting the Dots: Promoting Health Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Populations," co-hosted by APIAHF. Within an agenda-setting structure the conference goal was to support and define recommendations for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 2011 Plan for AA and NHPI Health. See Track Recommendations.

2011: Asian American Substance Abuse Symposium

On September 16, 2011 CSAAH co-sponsored an Asian American Substance Abuse Symposium at the NYU Langone Medical Center led by the Hamilton-Madison House Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHASA) Expand and Enhance Asian-American Substance-Abuse Treatment Services (EASTS) Project.

2010: Asian American Women’s Health Symposium

On June 17, 2010, CSAAH co-sponsored “Women’s Health Symposium: Rising to the Challenges of Being a Woman,” designed to help community healthcare providers learn more about issues affecting Asian American women living in New York City. View the program video.

2010: Asian American Health Panel

On May 21, 2010 Noilyn F. Abesamis-Mendoza, MPH, and Henrietta Ho-Asjoe, MPS, co-editors of Praeger Handbook of Asian American Health: Taking Notice and Taking Action (2009) and some of the chapter authors provided an informative presentation and discussion on some of the less visible factors faced by immigrants, as well as Americans born of Asian descent, that often contribute to disparities in their diagnosis and care. View the program video.

2010: National Asian and Pacific Islander: HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Conference

On May 19, 2010 CSAAH co-sponsored a conference on National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. View the program video.

Reinvesting in Our Communities for Health Equity2009: Reinvesting in Our Communities for Health Equity

On October 8-9, 2009, CSAAH held its 5th Annual Asian American Health Conference, “Reinvesting in Our Communities for Health Equity” - providing an opportunity to highlight the importance of making continuous investments in AA communities and to address issues of inequity and provide linkages to resources for healthier communities.

Leading the Way, Partnering for Change2007: Leading the Way, Partnering for Change

Asian Americans represent the fastest growing, yet one of the most poorly understood and neglected racial/ethnic minority groups in the nation. Contrary to the “model minority myth,” a large segment of the Asian American population faces extreme social, linguistic, cultural, and economic barriers to health care. This year’s conference theme urges participants to foster leadership and collaboration in generating solutions to address health disparities in the Asian American community.

Take Notice, Take Action!2006: Take Notice, Take Action!

CSAAH’s 3rd annual Asian American Health Conference theme, “Take Notice, Take Action," urged participants to take notice and take action towards reducing health disparities in the Asian American community. The ultimate goal was to share expertise, skills, and knowledge that will empower community-based organizations, academic institutions, and individuals to be an advocate at the local and national level.

Empowering Asian American Communities2005: Empowering Asian American Communities

The 2005 CSAAH conference included oral, poster and roundtable presentations that reflected innovative programs, initiatives, or recently completed / ongoing research that pertained to the following areas in Asian American Health: a) building community capacity and partnerships; b) enhancing outreach and service delivery; and c) fostering opportunities in research, training, and leadership.

"Challenges!""2004: Challenges

The 2004 CSAAH conference had four educational objectives, which were to: 1); raise awareness about local and federal policies impacting Asian Americans' access to primary and preventive care services; 2) identify key cultural, linguistic, and financial barriers to care for Asian Americans; 3) apply both evidence-based medicine and community-based initiatives to address health disparities among Asian American populations; and 4) recognize gaps and priorities in research and training programs addressing Asian American health.