Project AXIS

Project AXIS (Asian American eXchange and Information System)

In partnership with the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), and with funding from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), NYU CSAAH recently completed a needs assessment to better understand the informational needs of gatekeepers serving Asian American communities with the ultimate goal of improving health literacy, information, and reducing health disparities among Asian American populations. 

The project was led by an advisory committee made up of leaders in the field of Asian American health, including Noilyn Abesamis-Mendoza (Health Policy Director, CACF); Michael Byun (Executive Director, ASIA, Inc.); Marianne Chung (Community Initiatives Director, APIAHF); Jane Jih (Primary Care Research Fellow, UCSF); Carolyn Leung Rubin (Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine); Tiffany Nguyen Budzinski (Executive Director, BPSOS-CA); and Winston Tseng (Senior Research Associate, APIAHF).

Findings from 3 focus groups with gatekeepers, and 256 surveys completed by healthcare consumers and gatekeepers were analyzed to develop recommendations to address information gaps and to inform opportunities to identify, warehouse, and disseminate health information for Asian American communities.   

We are pleased to be able to share the findings and recommendations from this important project.  Please click on the following link to access the PowerPoint presentation.  Please also feel free to share widely with your networks.

For questions, contact Catlin Rideout at or 212-263-7869.