Section for Health Equity Past Conferences & Events
The NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), at NYU Langone’s Section for Health Equity in the Department of Population Health, has a rich history of presenting conferences, symposia, and other important events dedicated to achieving health equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities in New York City and beyond. Below we highlight some select past events.
Aging Together, Bridging Generations
In 2016, CSAAH partnered with AARP to host Aging Together, Bridging Generations, CSAAH’s 8th Biennial AANHPI Health Conference. The conference brought together approximately 200 diverse stakeholders from across the country to discuss and prioritize healthy aging in AANHPI communities and featured keynote speaker Jeanette C. Takamura, PhD, MSW, dean of social work at Columbia University School of Social Work and former assistant secretary of aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Moving the Dial, Advancing Population Health Equity
CSAAH held its 7th Biennial AANHPI Health Conference in 2014, co-hosted by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), called Moving the Dial, Advancing Population Health Equity. The conference featured keynote speaker Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, the 19th surgeon general of the United States and president and co-founder of Doctors for America. The overarching goal of the conference was to empower community-based organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies to achieve health equity.
Connecting the Dots: Promoting Health Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Populations
The 6th Annual Biennial AANHPI Health Conference, held in 2011, was titled Connecting the Dots: Promoting Health Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Populations, and co-hosted by APIAHF. Within an agenda-setting structure, the conference goal was to support and define recommendations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2011 Road Map for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community.
Asian American Substance Abuse Symposium
In 2011, CSAAH co-sponsored an Asian American Substance Abuse Symposium at NYU Langone led by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Expand and Enhance Asian-American Substance-Abuse Treatment Services Project of Hamilton-Madison House.
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV and AIDS Awareness Day Conference
CSAAH co-sponsored a conference at NYU Langone in 2010 focused on national Asian and Pacific Islander HIV and AIDS awareness.
Reinvesting in Our Communities for Health Equity
In 2009, CSAAH held its 5th Biennial Asian American Health Conference, Reinvesting in Our Communities for Health Equity, which provided an opportunity to highlight the importance of making continuous investments in Asian American communities, and to address issues of inequity and provide linkages to resources for healthier communities.