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Have You Registered for AHCLA's "Diversity in Healthcare" Webinar, 11/28,12-1:30 pm CST?

Friday, November 16, 2012   (0 Comments)
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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.


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SPEAKERS

Daphne Kwok

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.

As 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 community.

Ms. Kwok is the Executive Director of Asians & Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC). A non-profit based in Oakland, CA, APIDC seeks 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 Washington, 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.

For 11 years, she was the Executive Director of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), a non-profit, civil rights organization with more than 10,000 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 Wesleyan 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

Anand 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 Services (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.

Prior to this role, Dr. Parekh served in the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, supporting various initiatives related 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.

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