Project AsPIRE Coalition

The campus-community partnership of Project AsPIRE comprises of:

  • Kalusugan Coalition is a multidisciplinary collaboration dedicated to creating a unified voice to improve the health of the Filipino community in the New York City/ Jersey City area through network & resource development, educational activities, research, community action, and advocacy.
  • The Center for the Study of Asian American Health at the NYU School of Medicine is funded by the NIH's National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities. Its mission is to strengthen the current partnerships and develop new linkages with community-based organizations and health care institutions that share the goals of reducing health disparities in the Asian American community.
  • The Johns Hopkins University of Medicine's (JHU SOM) mission is to provide the highest quality, care and service for all patients in teh prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human illness. Along with numerous community-based participatory research (CBPR) studies conducted by faculty within the JHU SOM, recent emphasis has been placed on training young investigators (i.e., junior faculty, residents, and postdoctoral fellows) to conduct CBPR.
  • Philippine Forum
  • Pan-American Concerned Citizens Action League (PACCAL)

Together, this partnership is committed to better understanding the health care needs of the Filipino American community, facilitating their access to culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare services, and improving the overall health status of the community at large.