Community Events

2020-2021: Community Health Talks

Please join us for a monthly series of Community Health Talks by our very own Stanford CARE Faculty!

Our first Talk on November 10, 2020, 7PM PST, will be delivered by Dr. Fumi Ikeno, Research Associate in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University, and founder of a Japanese biodesign company. Japan is the most rapidly aging developed society in the world. Currently, the population 65 years and older in Japan accounts for approximately 29 percent of the total population, and by 2050 it will be 40 percent . As these rapid changes occur, Japan is innovating ways to solve the unmet needs of an aging society.  Dr. Ikeno will discuss some of these innovations in Stanford CARE's first Community Health Talk.

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DEC 4, 2020: Garment Worker Health During COVID-19

Please join us for our webinar: "The Garment Sector Unraveling in Bangladesh: Rethinking the Health, Safety, and Livelihoods of Workers During a Global Pandemic."

We will hear from a variety of experts on the role of health in factory work, the oversight of health in labor improvements and labor rights, and why COVID-19 presents an opportunity to rethink our approach. We will also explore research findings in the larger context of global supply chains, inequality, and other social determinants of health. We will discuss the reality of COVID-19 in Bangladesh, its effects on mental and physical health, and the social policy and social safety nets it demands we provide.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies and the Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies.

MAY 15, 2020: International COVID-19 Conference

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading experts have come together across disciplinary and national borders to address urgent public health needs, share vital data and research, and provide critical medical care.

We cordially invite you to join us as we hear from these experts at the International COVID-19 Conference, May 15th, 2020. Due to shelter-in-place, the Conference will take place on Zoom, 07:45 am - 1:15 pm (Pacific Time.)

This multi-disciplinary Conference will bring together public health officials, researchers, and physicians to share COVID information, discoveries, and stories. Together, we endeavor to increase knowledge, empower education, and positively impact our response to this pandemic.

MAR 5-6, 2020: Gastric Cancer Summit

Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide and is diagnosed in 27,000 Americans each year. In the United States, this burden falls disproportionately on ethnic minorities and immigrant communities, especially Asians. There exists no coherent national strategy for the early detection or risk attenuation of gastric cancer, even among identified high-risk groups. The under-recognition of gastric cancer risk among minority communities may be one of the most significant unaddressed healthcare disparities in the United States. There is a need for a national dialogue on strategies to decrease morbidity and mortality from gastric cancer in the United States, especially among the most vulnerable populations.
This multi-disciplinary Summit brought together physicians, researchers, policy makers, patients, and advocacy groups from around the United States and the world, to share experiences and discoveries, and with the common goal of creating a roadmap to address the healthcare disparity that exists in gastric cancer. 

APR 27, 2019: CARE Community Health and Culture Fair

The CARE Community Health and Culture Fair, held on April 27th, was a huge success! Watch the video above to learn more about CARE and the Health Fair.

The afternoon consisted of talks on health topics by Stanford Faculty and Guest Lecturers, Health Screenings, and Cultural Perofrmances. The speakers and health topics covered were:

  • Melasma: Dr. Tyler Hollmig
  • Cholesterol: Dr. Terry Moran
  • Gastric Cancer: Dr. Joo Ha Hwang
  • Alcohol Flush: Dr. Che-Hong Chen
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Dr. Rajesh Dash
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer: Dr. A. Dimitrios Colevas
  • Liver Disease: Dr. Samuel So


Health screenings included Alcohol Flush, Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure and Skin Checks. Participants also got the chance to receive a complimentary massage! Guests were treated to the wonderful performances by Raagapella, MLH Vietnamese Dance, as well as a Dance and Drum performace.