Community Events

One of CARE’s foundational strategic pillars involves bringing the community into the Asian health conversation through a variety of different programming aimed at educating the public. CARE will engage our local, national, and international communities through the following avenues.

Stanford CARE Monthly Community Health Talk Series

Please join us for a monthly series of Community Health Talks by our very own Stanford CARE Faculty and Global Faculty! Community Health Talks present an exciting opportunity for anyone to learn about cutting-edge medical technology, social disparities in health, precision medicine, and much more.

This Community Health Talk Series was made possible through the generous support of the Vincent V.C. Woo Memorial Foundation.

Stanford CARE In-language Community Health Talk Series

Please join us for an in-language series of community health talks featuring our esteemed Stanford CARE Faculty and Global Faculty. These talks present an exciting opportunity for non-English speaking communities to learn about cutting-edge medical technology, social disparities in health, precision medicine, and much more in various Asian languages. This ensures equal language access to accurate health information.

We are delighted to announce that this Community Health Talk Series has been made possible through the generous support of the Vincent V.C. Woo Memorial Foundation.

酒精造成之面部潮红及其健康影响 (Alcohol-Induced Facial Flushing and Health Implications)


很多亚洲人在饮酒后会出现面部潮红及心律加速的情况。世界上约有5.4亿人饮酒后都会如此,相当于全球 8% 的人口都饱受这些症状之苦。这种现象是由于先天的基因突变,而导致人体内缺乏一种名为乙醛去氢酶 (ALDH2) 的重要解酒酵素。很多人将喝酒后脸红当作「健康」的象征,但其实这是误解:喝酒会脸红,代表一种名为乙醛的危险致癌物正在体内累积。陈哲宏博士将在讲座中解释酒后脸红的生物学原因,以及带有酒后脸红基因的人可能面对的健康问题。陈博士将介绍新的饮酒量标准,以及他正在亚裔族群中大力推广的 5 月 9 日「无酒日」。

陈哲宏博士 (Dr. Che-Hong Chen) 任教于斯坦福大学医学院,是一位分子生物学及基因学家。陈博士专门研究乙醛毒性以及 ALDH 多基因家族在人体中所发挥的功能。有一类新型乙醛去氢酶调节剂的发现,就是奠基于陈博士的研究。这些小分子调节剂 (叫作Aldas) 为强效的酶活化剂,能活化东亚人种特有功能失调的变异 ALDH2,即造成酒精潮红症 (酒精不耐症) 的元凶。陈哲宏博士在台湾创办了名为台湾酒精不耐症卫教协会 (Taiwan Alcohol Intolerance Education Society,简称TAIES) 的非营利教育推广组织。他是斯坦福亚裔健康研究及教育中心 (Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education ,简称CARE) 的国际推广部主任 (outreach country director),主导推广关于酒精不耐症的大众健康教育、宣导过量饮酒可能造成的健康风险,以及预防台湾及东亚地区的饮酒相关癌症发生。



你有酒精不耐症吗?| Lisa Kim 的90秒钟节目

Stanford CARE AAPI Heritage Month Special Events

 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing racial group in the United States. 

The effort to officially recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander contributions to the United States began in the late 1970s, and took over 10 years to make it a permanent month-long celebration.

In 1977, New York representative Frank Horton introduced House Joint Resolution 540, which proposed proclaiming the first 10 days of May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye introduced a similar joint resolution the same year. When the resolutions did not pass, representative Horton introduced House Joint Resolution 1007 the following year, which requested the president to proclaim a week during the first 10 days of May starting in 1979, including May 7 and 10, as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.

After the House and the Senate passed the Resolution, President Jimmy Carter signed it into Public Law 95-419 on October 5, 1978. From 1980 to 1990, each president passed annual proclamations for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. In 1990, Congress expanded the observance from a week to a month. May was annually designated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in 1992 under the George H. W. Bush administration with the passing of Public Law 102-540. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month was renamed as AAPI Heritage Month in 2009.

Each year, AAPI Heritage Month is celebrated with community festivals, government sponsored activities, and educational activities for community. Come celebrate Stanford CARE 2023 AAPI Heritage Month and AAPI Health Awareness Month events:

Gastric Cancer Summit

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, with the common goal of creating a roadmap to address the healthcare disparity that exists in gastric cancer. 

Being Asian, Being American

Postcards from Asian American

In this time of rising anti-Asian violence, we are creating a project dedicated to collecting and sharing the stories of Asian-Americans. Tell us two stories: your best and worst experiences as an Asian-American. We invite you to help a loved one share their story, as well. We welcome both written and audio submissions.

We will present these stories as an online gallery and in a podcast. Through our community's collective effort, we endeavor to amplify the stories of Asian-Americans everywhere.

May 20th, 2021: Stuck@HomeConcert: Celebrating Asian Grandmothers

In another senseless act of anti-Asian violence, a white man in San Francisco attacked Xiao Zhen Xie, a 75-year-old Asian grandmother. Ms. Xiao used a wooden board to fight back against her attacker after being punched. Her attacker was bloodied and left on a stretcher while Ms. Xiao walked away. Ms. Xiao is donating almost $1 million, collected from a GoFundMe set up by her grandson, to charities combating hate against Asian-Americans.

Please join us in celebrating the power and grace of Asian grandmothers like Ms. Xiao, with videos and performances from grandmothers and their grandchildren. The performances will be followed by a discussion panel on experiences of generations of Asian-American women.


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

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  Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, the UC Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies, and the Stanford Center for South Asia.

APR 27, 2019: CARE Community Health and Culture Fair

The CARE Community Health and Culture Fair, held on April 27, 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 performances. 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 and MLH Vietnamese Dance, as well as a dance and drum performace.