Have You Registered for AHCLA's "Diversity in Healthcare" Webinar, 11/28,12-1:30 pm CST?
Friday, November 16, 2012
Posted by: Juan Percy
November 28th Webinar:
DIVERSITY IN HEALTHCARE
AND THE CHANGING DYNAMIC OF
ASIAN AMERCIANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS
Please join the
Asian Health Care Leaders Association (AHCLA) on
Wednesday, November 28th from 12:00 -1:30 pm CDT for our second webinar in a four-part HCA-sponsored webinar series.
The November webinar presentation, led by
Daphne Kwok, Executive Director, Asians & Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California and
Chair of President Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, and
Anand K. Parekh, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Science & Medicine) with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
will address issues of diversity in healthcare, the changing dynamic of
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), and healthcare issues
related to AAPIs.
Click here to register
Executive Director, Asians & Pacific Islanders with Disabilities
of California and Chair of President Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
Empowerment of all Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) has long been one of Daphne Kwok's core values.
a "Leader of Leaders," Daphne Kwok was appointed in July 2010 by
President Barack Obama to Chair his Advisory Commission on Asian
Americans and Pacific
Islanders (AAPI). The Commission, comprised of twenty national AAPI
leaders, serves as the "eyes and ears" of the community advising the
President and the federal government about the issues impacting the AAPI
Kwok is the Executive Director of Asians & Pacific Islanders with
Disabilities of California (APIDC). A non-profit based in Oakland, CA,
to give a voice and a face to AAPIs with disabilities, to break down
the stigma in the AAPI community about disabilities and to provide
technical assistance to organizations wanting to effectively work with
AAPIs with disabilities.
She served as the Executive Director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) in
San Francisco from 2005-2007. AIISF's
mission is to preserve and restore the Angel Island Immigration Station
and to promote the role that it played in shaping
America's past and present. Ms. Kwok also
served as the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Institute
for Congressional Studies (APAICS) in
DC for four years, where she focused on increasing
political participation of the AAPI community and working with the AAPI
elected officials from school board members to Members of Congress.
11 years, she was the Executive Director of the Organization of Chinese
Americans (OCA), a non-profit, civil rights organization with more than
members. She coordinated programs and services for 45 chapters and 37
college affiliates and monitored issues pertaining to the Asian American
community, such as hate crimes, campaign finance reform, immigration
reform, Census 2000, English-only, and affirmative
action.From November 1997 until April 2001, Ms. Kwok was the first
elected Chair of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, a
network of national APA organizations.
A 1984 graduate of
University in East Asian Studies and Music, Ms. Kwok is the first Asian American to serve on its Board of Trustees.
Anand K. Parekh, M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Science & Medicine) with the
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
K. Parekh, M.D., M.P.H., is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health
(Science and Medicine) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human
(HHS). In this capacity, he provides oversight, direction and
coordination of activities pertaining to (1) a range of emerging public
health and science issues; (2) the continuum of medical research -
including clinical science and health services research;
and (3) issues requiring expert medical analysis and advice. Dr. Parekh
has worked on a variety of health issues, including quality of care
improvement, chronic care management, disease prevention and health
promotion, substance abuse prevention and control,
HIV/AIDS, and seasonal influenza vaccine promotion.
to this role, Dr. Parekh served in the HHS Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Preparedness and Response, supporting various initiatives
to bioterrorism and pandemic influenza preparedness. Specifically, Dr.
Parekh provided leadership for the development of several modalities of
medical countermeasures to be distributed in the event of an anthrax
attack. He also contributed to various strategic
planning efforts and the development and assessment of policy options
related to the threat of an H5N1 influenza pandemic.