Studies have also shown that Asian Americans have lower rates of cancer screening compared to other groups in the United States. Within the Asian American community, Korean Americans are the least likely to undergo screenings for colon, cervical and breast cancer. Asian Women for Health is a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women's health and wellbeing through education, advocacy, and support. Between providing free breast and cervical cancer workshops and mental health resources to mentorship programs and breaking language barriers in the medical world, AWFH partners with organizations throughout Massachusetts and the rest of the country to improve health equity. UPDATE: Thanks to your generosity we donated $990!
Be sure to check out their podcast "From Resilience to Radiance" which amplifies the voices of Asian women each month. Started in 2019 you'll hear guests share their lived experience, heath journeys, and so much more.
Take a moment to explore their Asian Women's Health resources page which is frequently updated.
Looking for ways to get involved? Consider volunteering! AWFH has partnered with the All of Us Research Program to ensure that diverse members of the community are part of this historic program from the National Institutes of Health. You can learn more about this partnership at this link. And as always, consider making a direct donation to support AWFH's important work addressing the disparities in healthcare among communities of color.
*Since launching the We Care Wednesday initiative in January 2017 we have donated over $57,905 to a variety of nonprofits and mutual aid funds doing essential work in our community as well as other places. From the Mayor's Disaster Fund to BAGLY to Movement Voter Project and Found In Translation. We select organizations that we feel represent not only our commitment to a better, more equitable world but also our desire to "do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."