While the national and public health states of emergency have become a thing of the past, as of May 11, 2023, COVID-19 is still spreading in our communities and continues to mutate and evolve over time.
New members appointed to CAPAA
Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced the reappointment of Lori Wada and made the following appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Lori Wada immigrated to Washington from Seoul, South Korea when she was 18 years old. She has been a state government employee for over 25 years and has been an active […]
EDITORIAL: Don’t discount Orca’s discounts — Qualified riders and seniors can receive reduced rates
Lena Chan Leprozo takes the bus every day from Northgate to the International District. She commutes to the Senior Center at the Bush Hotel on Jackson. This 80+ senior relies on her bus ride every day, and because of the Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP program), the cost is reduced and the process is simplified. […]
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community
By Reid Mukai For Northwest Asian Weekly Cigarette smoking is a public health issue of particular concern to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) population. According to Oakland-based Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL), tobacco smoking is associated with three of the top killers of Asian Americans nationwide: heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Three APA White House fellows announced
The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships announced the appointment of the 2013–2014 Class of White House Fellows on Aug. 27. The White House Fellows Program was created in 1964. Three of the 11 fellows are Asian or Pacific Islanders.
Scholarship for minority women studying health care offered
In an effort to ease the financial burden on students and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Macy’s, its national sponsor, are offering the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund.
Deputy director of the White House AAPI initiative on the barriers students are currently facing
In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, South Seattle Community College (SSCC) hosted a series of events, which included a forum with Christine
Anthony Chen brings a doctor’s care and sensitivity to health department
“Regardless of how good of a doctor you are, a lot of other elements are involved in patient care,” said Dr. Anthony Chen.
Karen Matsuda a trail blazer for women’s health services and nurse practioners
Karen Matsuda is a passionate nurse, an advocate for underrepresented communities and women’s health, and a deputy regional health administrator.
Calif. bill would ease sale of Asian rice noodles
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Restaurants and vendors could sell Asian rice noodles at room temperature without fear of being shut down due to health concerns