Overview

In response to a diverse demographic profile and the presence of significant health disparities among Asian Americans in Montgomery County, AAHI was formed in 2005 with a mission of addressing the unique and neglected health needs of the most vulnerable residents of our community.

Specifically, AAHI implements programs and activities that target disparities and risk factors of concern, including cancer, osteoporosis, hepatitis B, diabetes, and tobacco use. AAHI works actively to narrow the communication gap created by language and cultural barriers and navigation of an unfamiliar health care system. AAHI has not only raised awareness of health issues of concern among community members, but has improved access to quality health care by improving knowledge of existing resources.