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! Community Health Talks present the exciting opportunity for anyone to learn about cutting edge medical technology, social disparities in health, precision medicine, and much more.

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 dollars, 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.

May 14th, 2021: International COVID-19 Conference - Lessons Learned

One year ago, the world was only beginning to learn about COVID-19 and its impact on public health, data and research, our patients and providers, and the most vulnerable among us. Therefore, the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education, the Center for Innovation in Global Health, and the Center for Population Health Sciences organized the International COVID-19 Conference, bringing together leading experts across disciplinary and national borders to share their expertise and stories. Now, one year later, we ask these same experts to tell us: What lessons have we learned from COVID-19?

Now, one year later, we ask these same experts to tell us: What lessons have we learned from COVID-19?

We cordially invite you to explore this question at our 2nd International COVID-19 Conference: Lessons Learned. The virtual conference will take place on Friday, May 14th, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Pacific Standard Time).

March 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2021: Evidence Based Traditional Asian Medicine Conference

With increasing interest in integrating healing traditions into the practice of medicine, we seek to share the best in evidence supporting the use of these longstanding traditions in promoting health. We seek to foster dialogue, learning, identify and prioritize areas of further research and development, including:

1. Nutrition for preventing and controlling chronic diseases

2. Pain management, particularly low back pain

3. Mental health

Follow the link to learn more about our conference!

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.

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.