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Chinatown City Services Community Meeting: June 24

Jerome Smith, Director of Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood
Services invites all neighborhood residents, civic and
business leaders to a community meeting to discuss basic city
services concerning Chinatown. The following departments
will have representation:

  • Boston Public Library
  • Elderly Affairs
  • Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Public Works
  • Neighborhood Development
  • Inspectional Services
  • Office of New Bostonians
  • Boston Center For Youth & Families.

Where: Josiah Quincy School Auditorium
885 Washington Street
Boston MA, 02111

When: Tuesday June 24, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

For more information please call Denny Ching, Mayor’s Office of
Neighborhood Services 617-635-3891.

To see the original notice, click here.

WGBH Celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Dear Friends:

WGBH cordially invites you to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month for an engaging evening of conversation and presentations on Thursday May 22 at 6:00 p.m. at WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Brighton.  A dessert reception and tours of the studios will follow the presentation. This event is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please visit

The presentations will include documentary film excerpts from WGBH’s The WORLD channel that highlight a range of issues facing Asian Americans in society today including hybrid and mixed-race heritage and Asian American female identity. You’ll hear from a distinguished panel and have the chance to pose your questions during the Q & A, moderated by Liz Cheng, General Manager of WGBH Television and WORLD Channel.

The event’s discussion will touch upon the following films you can view during the month of May on WGBH’s The WORLD channel: Local, USA 200F | Building an Identity and The Grace Lee Project.

We look forward to seeing you on May 22nd.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Co-Chairs, Susan Luo, Helen Chin Schlichte and Leverett Wing

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.

Asian Health Symposium: April 3, 2014

ADAPT, a collaboration of Tufts and seven Chinatown community partners, is sponsoring an Asian health symposium on Thursday, April 3rd.  Download the flyer.  Some highlights are below

  • At 9:15 a.m., there will be a keynote address by Dr. Chau Trinh-Shevrin who is the Director of the Center for the Study of Asian American Health at New York University.  Her talk “Advancing Asian American Health Research and Health Equity: Context, Progress, and Lessons Learned” will both provide a national perspective on Asian health and also speak about the importance of engaging the community in research collaborations. 
  • At 10:15 a.m. Doug Brugge, PhD, Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Lydia Lowe, Executive Director of the Chinese Progressive Association will give a talk “Traffic Pollution in Chinatown: From Research to Action.”  This is a talk about the CAFEH (Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure for Health) project, a large scale community-based participatory research project in Chinatown that is looking at the impact of highway pollution on cardiovascular health.  
  • At 11 a.m. there will be small group break-out sessions on building academic-community research collaborations.   
  • 12 p.m. Lunch and networking. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Feel free to bring colleagues.

Please register so we can get an appropriate head count for food.  You can register at:



Carolyn L. Rubin, EdD, MA

Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Community Navigator and Associate Director, Aligning Researchers with Communities for Health, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

800 Washington Street, Box 345

Boston, MA 02111

617-636-8611 (phone)

617-636-8351 (fax)


Cite the NIH CTSA grant any time you use Tufts CTSI resources, services, and facilities: UL1 TR001064