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Family Matters: The Hidden Stories of Asian Pacific American Health
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Family Matters: The Hidden Stories of Asian Pacific American Health
2013 OCA National Convention General Track Workshops
Saturday, July 20, 2013; 2:00 - 3:15 PM
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Omni Shoreham Hotel; Washington, DC

Taboo Asian Pacific American community health issues such as long-term care giving, mental illness, and health diseases are often unspoken within the family home. As a community, we must confront the issues head on as crucial to the future health of our families. Sit in on the panel which will examine the opportunities, threats, and solutions to our community's health problems through personal stories and expertise of panelists.

Featured Speakers:

Kathy Ko Chin, APIAHF

Kathy Ko Chin, is the President & CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, which influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens organizations to improve the health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. With strong values from her parents, Kathy's life’s work has been to build community institutions which contribute to a just and multiracial society. With more than 30 years’ experience, Kathy has provided direct community-based health services, been staff and consultant to nonprofits and private philanthropy, and has worked in policy advocacy. Read more about Kathy's extensive biography HERE.



Dr. DJ Ida received her doctorate in clinical psychology and has over thirty five years experience working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities and currently serves as the Executive Director of NAAPIMHA. She has been a strong advocate for mental health and focuses her attention on raising awareness, eliminating stigma and improving overall quality of life for AANHPIs, recognizing the strong role mental health plays. Much of her advocacy is based on years of direct experience in the community. Read more about DJ's extensive biography HERE.


Mark Li, Association of the Chinese American Physicians - Mid Atlantic Chapter

Dr. Mark K. Li has been a primary care physician for the past 30 years. He has also served as Medical Director of the Little Sisters of the Poor Nursing Home in Washington DC, the Sligo Nursing Home in Maryland, the Franciscan Monastery, and Montgomery Hospice Home Care division. Under his leadership as president, the Chinese American Medical Society-Mid Atlantic Chapter received an award of Excellence by the American Liver Foundation in 2008. Dr Li was awarded a Governor’s citation in 2008. Read more about Mark's extensive bio HERE.
Lily Liu, AARP
Lily Liu serves as AARP Brand Story Advisor. She joined the AARP Brand Group after holding the position of AARP History Consultant – a role she interpreted as AARP Historian and Archivist – for five years in the RIC Library, Knowledge Management Department, Membership Group. The majority of Lily’s career at AARP has been spent in AARP’s Communications Group, including positions as a Speechwriter for the Executive Director/CEO and the Board of Directors. She was the Lead Speechwriter for AARP’s first African-American National volunteer President, Dr. Margaret Dixon, a retired educator. Read more about Lily's extensive bio HERE.


Although workshops are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, you may register for all other events of the convention HERE.

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