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  • Dr. Chang teaching eye surgery in Lhasa, Tibet.

    A Hero to the Seeing World: Dr. David F. Chang

      Whenever anyone mentions in casual conversation that ultimately they will be needing cataract surgery, the name of Dr. David F. Chang always pops up as the number one recommended surgeon in Silicon Valley. His practice is one busy place with up to 200 cases a […]

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  • 5th Annual Hep B Gala.

    Join Fight Against Hep B at the 7th Annual B a Hero Gala on Wed. Oct. 8

      Did you know that the San Francisco Bay Area has the highest rates of liver cancer in the nation? Many liver cancers are caused by hepatitis B infection. Hep B disproportionately affects the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Hep B is vaccine preventable and […]

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    Immunization Program Protects Babies From Hepatitis B

        By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research The transmission of hepatitis B from mother to child has been virtually eliminated in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region, thanks to a program which ensures that babies receive all recommended […]

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    Efforts Ramp Up Nationally to End America’s Hepatitis Epidemic

          New Treatments and updated national action plan spur increased community screenings and outreach activity during National Hepatitis Awareness Month SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK/CHICAGO/SEATTLE – May 15, 2014 – In the largest multi-faceted campaign of its kind, local and national organizers in five […]

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  • The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Hep B mobile was out supporting Hepatitis B Free Santa Clara County's bus ad campaign launch targeting the Chinese and Vietnamese population to get tested for #hepatitis B on April 17 along with Congressman Mike Honda, Santa Clara County Supervisors Ken Yeager and Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody, NEMS Associate Medical Director Dr. Lynn Liu, El Camino Hospital Director of Community Benefit Barbara Avery, Fiona Ma, Speaker pro Tem Emeritus of the California State Assembly Fiona Ma, AsianWeek Foundation's Ted Fang, and Hep B Free Santa Clara County Campaign Director Arcadi Kolchak.

    Subaru “Hep B Free Mobile” Promotes Community Health and Healthy Living

    - XV Crosstrek Hybrid spreads message of hepatitis B prevention and environmental stewardship at the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration -     SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 14, 2014) – Subaru and the AsianWeek Foundationwill introduce the new Subaru “Hep B Free Mobile” at […]

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  • Hill Health Magazine Summer cover story is about the ABCs of hepatitis and features the story of Fiona Ma, former speaker pro tem of the California State Assembly. Pick up a free copy of the magazine at the Hill Physicians booth in the Healthy Living Pavilion

    Hill Physicians Medical Group Announced as Title Sponsor for Asian Heritage Street Celebration

    Festival is part of Hill Physicians commitment to all of its diverse patient membership SAN FRANCISCO, CA May 1, 2014 – As part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the AsianWeek Foundation announced Hill Physicians Medical Group as title sponsor of the 10th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration […]

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  • On March 24th, a town hall meeting took place in Morrissey Hall of St. Mary’s Medical Center to discuss a two-cent tax per fluid ounce on soda and sugary drinks. Speakers included Supervisors Eric Mar and Scott Wiener.

    Town Hall Discusses New Soda Tax Proposal

      On March 24th, a town hall meeting took place in Morrissey Hall of St. Mary’s Medical Center to discuss a two-cent tax per fluid ounce on soda and sugary drinks. Speakers included Supervisors Eric Mar and Scott Wiener. Mar said he’s co-sponsoring the measure […]

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    Inaugural Filipino Mental Health Symposium

        The Filipino Mental Health Initiative – San Francisco, San Mateo County, and student organizations and staff at San Francisco University, together, are pleased to offer their Inaugural Filipino Mental Health Symposium, “Kwentuhan: Sharing Our Stories” on Friday, April 11 at San Francisco State University’s Jack Adams […]

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  • Dr. Howard K. Koh

    Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Benefit from the Affordable Care Act

        By Dr. Howard K. Koh As a physician for over 30 years, I have seen the patient benefits of having health insurance as well as the problems of lacking it. Nearly one in five Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) does not have […]

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  • SF Hep B Free Executive Director Genevieve Jopanda, AsianWeek Foundation's Angela Pang and Susan Ma with the Subaru Hep B Mobile at Oracle Arena on Jan. 28.

    Warriors Asian Heritage Night Raises Over $3,000 for Hep B Awareness

        San Francisco, CA (February 4, 2014) – The Golden State Warriors Asian Heritage Night on Jan. 28 raised over $3,000 for San Francisco Hep B Free and AsianWeek Foundation‘s hepatitis B awareness efforts As an active partner in the SF Hep B Free […]

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