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Media Contact: Chloe Hsia, Director of Strategic Initiatives | email@example.com | 702-496-9186
Las Vegas, Nevada (March 20, 2023): Join the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) and the Healthy Asian and Pacific Islander (HAPI) Medical Center for our first community health and wellness event in honor of World TB Day, providing a free health clinic to the community.
This year’s World TB Day, with the theme ‘Yes! We can end TB!’, aims to inspire hope and encourage high-level leadership, increased investments, faster uptake of new global health recommendations, adoption of innovations, accelerated action, and multisectoral collaboration to combat the TB epidemic.
The Free Health Clinic will open its doors Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 8am to 6pm at the HAPI Medical Center located at 8863 West Flamingo Road, Suite 101, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89147. The event will serve 100-150 local patients with free medical services including medical screenings (vitals, cardiac, pap, etc), children & adult dental cleanings, eye exams, acupuncture, vaccinations, and TB tests & Hep B screenings.
The free health clinic has reached capacity for adult patients, but will continue to register children through the day of the event. Registration for children’s tickets remains open at: https://www.bit.ly/hapiworldtbday. This includes a Kid’s Dental Cleaning clinic, provided by Future Smiles (https://www.futuresmiles.net/), from 9:30am to 1pm.
There will also be a walk-in vaccine clinic, providing free COVID-19 vaccines and Flu shots with no insurance required.
HAPI’s Free Health Clinic was Inspired by the Seattle/King County Clinic, a regular community health event that provides free services and screenings. Dr. Mai Vi Hoang is dedicated to making this “an epic event that can continue year round.” With so many clients to serve and so many health disparities to address, Dr. Hoang said “I’m so excited for what’s to come.” The event also emphasizes a look at Western and Eastern medicine, side by side, working in collaboration. “This event represents the best of the east and the west, these practices work best side by side,” said Dr. Hoang.
The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) and Healthy Asians & Pacific Islanders (HAPI) Medical Center would like to thank the following people for their time and commitment to this event: Dr. Mai Vi Hoang (HAPI Chief Medical Director), Dr. David Zhang (Virginia Mason Franciscan Health), Dr. Andy Mu ( NV Eye Surgery), Dr. Phan Nguyen (Town & Country Dental), Dr. Sanghyun Lee (Wongu University), Dr. Alan Lin-Greenberg (Southern Nevada Public Health Department – Infectious Disease Specialist), Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth (Touro University Nevada), John Tran & Lynna Ho (Southwest Specialty Pharmacy) and Therapeutic Specialist Ann Chung (Gilead). Additional thanks to MDX Labs, Future Smiles, and Gilead Sciences, Inc. for their partnership and expertise, with special thanks to our student medical volunteers from Touro University, Roseman University, and UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
ACDC & HAPI would like to jointly thank the event’s sponsors: Molina Healthcare, SelectHealth, Silversummit Healthplan, Wongu University of Oriental Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Inc., College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Dental School, and Immunize Nevada.
Chloe Hsia, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Weiss Solano, Director of Family Services
ABOUT THE ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:
The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian and Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015 in Las Vegas and opened their Reno location in 2022. ACDC opened the Healthy Asians & Pacific Islanders (HAPI) Medical Center in August 2022. Among the services ACDC offers include: voter education, health insurance enrollment assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (Influenza and COVID-19), culturally-sensitive food distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp, GraduAsian, Asian Night Market and the Run for Rice and Walk for Wellness 5k.
For more information about the Asian Community Development Council, visit www.acdcnv.org
ABOUT THE HEALTHY ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER MEDICAL CENTER:
The Healthy Asians & Pacific Islanders (HAPI) Medical Center opened its doors in August of 2022. The Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization offering comprehensive health care to the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in Las Vegas, Nevada. The practice’s experienced team, led by board-certified physician and medical director Mai Vi Hoang, MD, understands the unique challenges facing these communities and provides culturally sensitive primary care services to people of all ages. Rates of serious diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, liver disease, and certain cancers are higher and more likely to lead to premature death in the API community, 81% of whom are underinsured or uninsured. The HAPI Medical Center team provides quality health services without language barriers and is committed to fulfilling the medical needs of the underserved API community.
For more information about the HAPI Medical Center, visit www.hapimedical.org