Devastating Impact of Problem Gambling and Gaming Addiction

How do you know when gambling becomes a problem and gaming becomes an addiction? Come join us this Wednesday to explore these two important issues in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community! How do these behaviors impact individual, family, and community health? What can you do to break the addiction?  We will be holding a session this Wednesday from 7-9 PM @ 104 Barrows. Be a part of this discussion!

Gambling and gaming flyer

Devastating Impact of Problem Gambling and Gaming Addiction

How do you know when gambling becomes a problem and gaming becomes an addiction? Come join us this Wednesday to explore these two important issues in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community! How do these behaviors impact individual, family, and community health? What can you do to break the addiction?  We will be holding a session this Wednesday from 7-9 PM @ 104 Barrows. Be a part of this discussion!

Gambling and gaming flyer

[AAPIHRG-S] 1st GM SUCCESS!

Last week [AAPIHRG-S] had their First General Meeting. Thank you for those who joined us last Thursday.

Here’s a recap:

AAPIHRG-S 1st GM

AAPIHRG alumnus, Nga Bui filled us in briefly about AAPIHRG’s history and how it progressed to a student organization today. Nga Bui is a Community Advisory Board Member and has knowledge worth to share about the AAPI community and issues that impact many of us greatly.

Next, we had a Tree of Life activity that allowed us to reflect on our past, present and future. Students shared their stories and presented their future goals and aspirations. Some wanted to be doctors, and others still exploring different majors at Cal. Also, AAPIHRG provided the opportunity for them to conduct research on topics of their interest as well as involvement in the AAPI community through various volunteer projects.

Finally, committee and project planning time! Some current projects with [AAPIHRG-S] include the Post Partum Nutrition Folklore Project and working with Minorities in Health (MIH) for their upcoming conference. Future projects include external experiences to volunteer in Oakland Chinatown senior homes, and UCSF Asian Health Institute to host a community class or be beside buddies for patients at the new Mission Bay hospital with the Cancer Resource Center Ambassadors.

Missed our First GM? No worries! Come join [AAPIHRG-D] open DeCal session on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 about Gaming and Gambling Addiction. Also, our 2nd General Meeting is coming up in a couple weeks. Join us on Thursday, February 26, 2015 for our 2nd GM: UCSF Student Panel. 

[AAPIHRG-D] Research is Power: Overcoming Challenges in AAPI Data Collection

DID YOU KNOW:
  • Among Asian Americans, screening rates for breast (64.1%), cervical (75.4%), and colorectal (46.9%) cancer were the lowest compared with all other racial groups.
  • Among Asian American women, increasing cancer incidence were found in uterine (Asian Indians, Chinese, Filipina, Japanese), colorectal (Koreans, Laotians, Vietnamese), lung (Filipinas, Koreans), thyroid (Filipinas), and breast cancer (most Asian Americans).
  • Among Asian American men, increasing cancer incidence were found for prostate (Asian Indians and Pakistanis, Filipinos, Koreans, Kampuchean), liver (Filipinos, Vietnamese, Kampuchean), and colorectal (Koreans) cancers.
Advocating for disaggregated data has become a major project by the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to ensure that medical research accurately portrays the needs of their respective communities. If you are pre-med or pre-health, you have an opportunity to gain invaluable perspective on a community you may come to serve as a health professional.
Learn about a diverse array of health topics in a DeCal hosted by the Asian American Pacific Islander Health Research Group (AAPIHRG), a student organization dedicated to AAPI social advocacy and health research. We host a DeCal, Contemporary AAPI Community Health Issues, every Wednesday 7-9 PM @ 104 Barrows and are accepting applications for the class! Our next session will be Research is Power: Overcoming Challenges in AAPI Data Collection. Come check out presentations by Dr. Candace Wong and Ryan Saelee, current MPH student and former AAPIHRG alumni. Check out our website: aapihrg.berkeley.edu for more information!
Research is Power