ASIA's International Community Health Center Grand Opening
ASIA's International Community Health Center Grand Opening Asian Town Center February 25, 2015
Asian Services In Action Inc. (ASIA Inc.) is a Northeast Ohio nonprofit organization that has the mission to empower and advocate for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs); and to provide AAPIs access to quality, culturally, and linguistically appropriate information and services.
The new International Community Health Center (ICHC) on the 2nd floor of the Asian Town Center on East 38th Street fills the need for what ASIA's Executive Director Michael Byun called "Culturally Competent Medical Care" in Cleveland's AsiaTown.
International Community Health Center
Byun spoke of the prior lack of such culturally competent care in the area and how many took midnight busses to New York to find health care they were culturally comfortable with.
ICHC Medical Director, Dr. Sheng Liu, MD, ABFM, ASIA Family Nurse Practitioner, Candace Lord and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Cindy Meng
Michael Byun introduced Janet Kemp MD, Board President of Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA) who told of how she got involved in ASIA and how this new center will help the community.
Dr. Janet Kemp
Dr. Gregory Hall, Chair of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health spoke about the state's role.
Dr. Gregory Hall
The new International Community Health Center is in AsiaTown in the St Clair Superior Neighborhood of Ward 7 in Cleveland. Cleveland Ward 7 Councilman TJ Dow spoke at the grand opening.
Councilman TJ Dow
Toinette Parrilla,Director, Cleveland Department of Public Health
Matt Keyes representing US Senator Sherrod Brown
After other speakers and recognition, Micahel Byun and other leaders and supporters gathered to cut the ribbon and officially open the new ICHC.
Tours were offered of the new facility.
Congratulations to the staff and supporters of ASIA Inc. for this important addition to the community.
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