Tag: AAPI

Give Back for #GivingTuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, the world will be giving on #GivingTuesday. The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center is thrilled to take part in this special season of generosity and giving. For over 40 years, the Health […]

Quitting Smoking is Hard, But You Can Do It!

At the hospital, 60-year-old Mr. Fong lays in bed. He is surrounded by family, but feels great pain from advanced lung cancer. His bones ache and he has little energy. He has no appetite to eat the food his grandchildren […]

Managing Diabetes – Healthy Meal Planning

If you are living with diabetes, you can still enjoy the dishes you like and be healthy. Food affects blood sugar levels differently in people with diabetes, and so you need to pay attention to the foods you choose. Having […]

Health Education Week – Celebrating Health Educators

It’s National Health Education Week! Here at the Health Center, Health Educators are important members of the health care team. They link with patients, community members, and organizations to promote healthy lifestyle choices. Whether they are developing culturally appropriate educational […]

Growing Older with Hepatitis B: Prevention and Precautions Still Matter

This September we are celebrating seniors for Healthy Aging Month. The Hepatitis B Foundation is doing a series on Growing Older with Hepatitis B, and we have adapted part two of their series. If a senior you know or love […]

Falls Prevention Awareness

September 23 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Falls can cause serious injury and even early death among older adults. According to the CDC, 1 out of 3 people age 65 and older fall each year. In fact, falls are more […]

Growing Older with Hepatitis B: Why Testing for Liver Damage Still Matters

This September we are celebrating seniors for Healthy Aging Month. The Hepatitis B Foundation is doing a wonderful series on Growing Older with Hepatitis B, and we are sharing part one of their series. If a senior you know or […]

Gift of Life for the Asian American Community

Earlier this month, we recognized National Minority Donor Awareness Week. As of August 2015, there are over 10,000 people on the organ transplant wait-list in New York State. While minorities make up 64% of the individuals on the waitlist, only […]

Good Health Day Fairs for Asian American Communities in NYC

On August 1, 2015 and August 5, 2015, the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center hosted its annual Good Health Day (GHD) health fairs in Flushing, Queens and Chinatown, Manhattan. Attracting more than 3,500 participants each year, GHD is the […]

World Hepatitis Day Candlelight Vigil

On Sunday, July 19, the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center took part in a “World Hepatitis Day” Candlelight Vigil at Washington Square Park. The vigil was in honor of the 4,000 people worldwide who pass away every day due […]