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.

Cardiometabolic Disease Among Asian People: Prevalence, Prediction, and Precision Medicine

January 23rd, 2024, 7PM, PST

Cardiometabolic diseases comprise the leading causes of mortality among Asian people. New efforts have been initiated to better understand the differential risk profiles for Asian groups. In this talk, we will (1) understand the epidemiology and burden of cardiometabolic disease among Asian groups, (2) delve into the specific clinical, behavioral, demographic, and socioeconomic factors that contribute to differential cardiometabolic risk; and (3) discuss new developments to predict cardiometabolic risk of different Asian groups

Adrian Matias Bacong, PhD, MPH is a postdoctoral research scholar with the Stanford University School of Medicine - Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE), where he serves as the Association Program Director for the Stanford CARE Team Science Fellowship. Dr. Bacong is also a current T32 Postdoctoral Scholar in the Division of Epidemiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and is a postdoctoral affiliate of the Center for Innovation in Global Health. Dr. Bacong's current projects evaluate the utility of racial correction factors in cardiovascular risk algorithms, such as pooled cohort equations. This project is funded through the American Heart Association. His research also explores the intersections of immigration and structural racism on health, specifically among Asian individuals.

His work has been published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Social Science and Medicine - Population Health. Dr. Bacong graduated with this PhD in Community Health Sciences from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in 2022 and received his MPH in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science from the San Diego State University School of Public Health in 2016.

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.

拥抱健康老化(Embracing Healthy Aging)


亚洲人代表了一个多样化的群体,拥有不同的健康风险和挑战,这往往受到文化规范、饮食习惯和社会结构的影响。许多亚洲文化都有强烈的家庭价值观,包括在家中照顾老人。因此,理解和解决健康老化的各个方面, 为老年人及其护理者提供有效管理健康的知识至关重要。


行:讨论一些实用有效的策略,以保持和增强老年人的行动能力, 以提高老年人的生活自理能力和生活质量。






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.