AsPIRE (2008-2013)

Project AsPIRE (Asian American Partnership in Research and Empowerment) is a multi-year community-based participatory research program funded through the National Institutes of Health National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD).

The NCMHD program consisted of three phases:  1) planning phase for 3 years; 2) intervention phase for 5 years; and 3) dissemination phases for 3 years.  Throughout this period, academic and community partners work together on all aspects of the program planning, development, evaluation, and dissemination.

The goal of Project AsPIRE was to develop, test, and evaluate a community health worker model designed to reduce cardiovascular disease and hypertension disparities among Filipino Americans living in New York and New Jersey.

Who we are

The AsPIRE Team is comprised of Kalusugan Coalition and researchers from the NYU School of Medicine's Center for the Study of Asian American Health and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The team has strong background and extensive experience in health and social service delivery, research, education, and community organizing. Many of the team members are fluent in English, Tagalog, and other Filipino dialects. Learn more about Project AsPIRE staff and Project AsPIRE Partners.


We expect to improve knowledge, control of blood pressure, adherence to medication and appointment keeping, and access to health care services among hypertensive Filipinos.

Executive Summary

For more information on Project AsPIRE, view our Executive Summary .

Project AsPIRE (Asian American Partnership in Research and Empowerment) was supported by the NIH/NIMHD cooperative agreement number R24MD001786.”