Alcohol Awareness Month

Updated: April 11, 2018   随着春天的到来,青春期生活中的关键活动也随之而来:毕业典礼,舞会,度假,聚会,大学录取通知书,等等,青少年们沉浸在庆祝过去的成功及迎接新的机会到来的激动和喜悦之中,蠢蠢欲动要去尝试新事物并放松身心。放学了,毕业了,孩子们辛苦了,家长此时也放松管理。然而,对于许多青少年来说,“放松” 来庆祝成人礼已成为喝酒的代名词——第一次喝醉酒,狂饮,以及在有酒精影响下驾驶。    据学校调查报告,大约有三分之一年龄在十六岁至十九岁的青少年说,他们或他们的朋友可能会在舞会上使用毒品或酒精。根据美国国家公路交通安全管理局(NHTSA)的统计,四月至六月期间,大约三分之一与酒精相关的青少年交通死亡事故发生在舞会和毕业季的高峰期。国家花在处理与未成年人饮酒相关的费用上,每年超过520亿美元。有研究表明,早期开始饮酒的学生往往在大学期间饮酒更多,因为酒精被认为是大学体验不可或缺的组成部分,学生有权不负责任地饮酒。    四月是全国酒精意识宣传月,美亚健康协会的青少年酗酒和毒品预防项目呼吁社区及家长重视青少年通过饮酒来庆祝成人礼以及酗酒的问题,以避免可能导致危险行为的恶果。    有关美亚健康协会–青少年酗酒和药物/毒品预防联盟(McK-UDOS):成立于2015年,其宗旨是通过建立社区合作关系,评估社区需求和资源,制定战略计划,宣传,教育及防止居住在芝加哥麦金利公园社区的亚裔和拉丁族裔青少年酗酒及药物/毒品滥用。    需要更多信息,请联系:Vernalynne De La Rosa vernalynnedelarosa@maha-us.org  (312) 225-8708 (English/Spanish)  

Alcohol Awareness Month

Update : April 11, 2018 As spring swings into gear, pivotal moments in adolescent life come into view: prom, graduation and maybe even a college acceptance letter. It’s a time to celebrate past success and new opportunities, to try new things and let loose. However, for many teens, “letting loose” to celebrate these rites of passage have become synonymous with … Read More

Hepatitis B Foundation Applauds FDA Approval of New Hepatitis B Vaccine

Updated Nov 10, 2017 Hepatitis B Foundation Applauds FDA Approval of New Hepatitis B Vaccine FDA Approved HEPLISAV-B, the First New Hepatitis B Vaccine in More than 25 Years DOYLESTOWN, PA (November 10, 2017): Today on World Immunization Day, the Hepatitis B Foundation applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of HEPLISAV-B™, the first new hepatitis B vaccine in … Read More

MAHA Accomplishments July 2016 – June 2017

Updated Nov 9, 2017 • Opened the first non-profit mental health clinic in Chicago Chinatown and provided mental health counselling to 370 patients • Provided Affordable Care Act/Navigator services to 8,601 Asian clients in Chicago, and 1,070 in Michigan. 1,503 individuals in Chicago and 943 in Michigan were assisted with enrollment for Medicaid and Marketplace insurance • Provide substance abuse … Read More

CDC Progress Report on Hepatitis Elimination

Updated Oct 31,2017 CDC National Progress Report on Hepatitis Elimination Reveals Rise in Acute HBV Infections and Low Birth Dose Vaccination Rates in the U.S. October 27, 2017 – Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their national progress report on viral hepatitis elimination in the United States measuring progress towards achieving 2020 goals. The report reveals … Read More

Midwest Asian Health Association ANNUAL BENEFIT GALA

Updated on October 2, 2017 Oct. 1, 2017 Dear Supporters: On November 18th (Saturday) 2017, the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) will host its 7th annual benefit at 6pm-8:30pm at Furama Restaurant, 2828 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago. The theme is “Breaking Barriers to Good Health”. This year, MAHA aims to break down the barriers in our communities that prevent medically … Read More

MAHA’s Asian Comprehensive Breast Cancer Education and Support Program Press Release

Updated on September 26, 2017   Media Advisory     November 15th, 2016  MAHA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         Email: Hongliu@maha-us.org (312) 225-8659   Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) is pleased to initiate an Asian Breast Cancer Education and Support Program targeting the Asian women who are low income with language and cultural barriers to health information and breast screening and follow up care. This initiative is supported by funds from the American Association of Retired People … Read More

Understanding Mental Health and Suicide Issues

Updated on July 12, 2017 Understanding Suicide Issues Based on American Psychological Association’s 2007 report, suicide was the second leading cause of death for Asian-Americans aged 15-34. In a survey targeted towards Asian-Americans college students, it was found that they were more likely than other racial groups to have had suicidal thoughts and to attempt suicide. Among all Asian-Americans, young … Read More