Monthly Archive for April, 2014

Asthma Awareness Fair at Tufts Medical Center


In recognition of Asthma Awareness Month (coming up in May), the Asthma Prevention and Management Initiative (APMI), an initiative of Community Health Improvement Programs department at Tufts Medical Center, is organizing several asthma awareness health fairs to provide community education and raise awareness about our home visiting, educational, and clinical programs. The fairs are free and open to the public and we encourage children and their families to attend to learn more.

TWO FAIRS (May 13 & 17)

The first asthma health fair will take place on Tuesday May 13th, from 3-5pm. APMI will offer children’s activities about healthy habits and group teaching about asthma control and management.

In addition to the children’s activities taking place on May 13th, Dr. John Leung, Director of the Food Allergy Center and a gastroenterologist at Tufts Medical Center, will provide dust mite screening, which is linked to asthma issues, and will be happy to answer any other asthma/allergy related questions.

The second asthma health fair will be held on Saturday May 17th, from 10am-12pm.

Both asthma health fairs will take place at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, on the plaza level, across the street from 800 Washington Street, Boston Chinatown.


For more information about the health fairs please contact 617-636-1339 or you may direct your question to me for response. Please share this information with your networks and help us to spread the word and spread awareness.

*The Asthma Prevention and Management Initiative (APMI) was established by Tufts Medical Center to reduce health disparities in the Asian community. The program works with asthmatic youth who attend the Josiah Quincy Elementary School and the Josiah Quincy Upper School, patients of Tufts Medical Center’s Asian Pediatric and Adolescent Clinical Services Program, and community partners. The initiative aims to improve the functional outcomes of school-age children with asthma and decrease overall utilization of acute care services for asthma-related problems. APMI offers community education programs and a home visiting program to assess environmental triggers in the home that may exacerbate a child’s asthma.

Minutes: April 2014 TCC Meeting

Meeting of The Chinatown Coalition (TCC)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

(For PDF version, click here)

Attendees: Barbara Rubel, Jessie Zimmerer, Ayanna Pressley, Joan Abbot, Vivien Wu, Chutze Chou, Kun Chang, Nancy Liu, Ziyu Zhou, Sherry Dong, Carolyn Rubin, Jesse Brackenbury, Bet Har Wong-Chan, Shirley Mark, Helen Chin-Schlichte, Richard Goldberg, Mark Liu, Chloe Poon, Kate Chang, Enoch Liao.


Meeting held at Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Notes taken by Enoch Liao, TCC Co-Chair


Meeting Minutes

 1.      Project Update: Tremont Village Rehabilitation by Angie Liou, Director of Real Estate, Asian Community Development Corporation

Presented update on much needed improvements to an affordable housing complex.


2.      Legislative Update by Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor-At-Large

Councilor Pressley updated on various initiatives:

-          Working on Committee on Healthy Women, Families & Communities

-          Liquor license reform

-          Trauma support services

-          Sex & Health education for Boston Public Schools

-          Day of Empowerment for Survivors of Sexual Violence and Our Allies on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

-          For more information contact Councilor Pressley’s office at 617-635-4217


3.      Adult Education Update: Chinese Progressive Association

Pong Louie presented an overview of the ESL and citizenship classes. For more info see

4.      The Greenway Conservancy is Hiring

Jesse Brackenbury, the new Executive Director, announcement that they are hiring. See

 5.      South Cove Manor   

Pleased to announce that their new facility, the South Cover Manor Rehab Center Quincy Point is almost completed. Ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 22 @ 10am. Update by Helen Chin-Schlichte.

6.      WGBH’s AAPI Heritage Month Celebration. Save the date: May 22, 2014

7.      Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center currently accepting applications

… for adult education programs. These classes fill up, so apply soon. All classes are free.

8.      CPA’s 10th Annual Bike-A-Thon

Taking place on May 31, 2014 at 9am. See for more information.

April 2014 Meeting of TCC

The next meeting of The Chinatown Coalition takes place on Thursday, April 10, 2014. All are welcome.

Location: Conference Room, 4th Floor, 38 Ash Street (Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc.)

Time: 9:30-11:00am


Introduction & Welcome

Legislative Update by Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor-at-Large

Tremont Village Rehabilitation, project update by Asian CDC

Adult Education Update: Chinatown Community Educational Partnership