ABOUT MAHA
  The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) is a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to reduce health disparities for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the Midwest.

Our mission

 

The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) works with community-based organizations and health care providers in the Midwest to reduce health disparities for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) through providing culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services, as well as community outreach...

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

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Annual Benefit for the Midwest Asian Health Association
"Love Your Liver, B a Hero"

 

The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) is pleased to announce the annual benefit and awards dinner at Cai Restaurant (2100 S. Archer Ave, 2/F, Chicago, IL 60616) on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Our theme – “Love you Liver and B a Hero” aims at raising public awareness about the hepatitis B issues in the Asian community and encourage people to support MAHA’s efforts to eliminate the disease.

 

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Affordable Care Act Marketplace Enrollment Program


Midwest Asian Health Association is pleased to join the Affordable Care Act Marketplace Enrollment Program as an enrollment site in Chicago. MAHA’s In-Person Counselor (IPC) will provide free in-person assistance to all individuals and small business owners who are seeking assistance to complete an application and enroll in a Qualified Health Plan or other health programs for which they are eligible, including Medicaid and All Kids Care. IPC service is free and will be delivered in a culturally sensitive and language appropriate manner. Please call Yang Sun at 312-225-8659 (English) or 312-225-6806 (Chinese) to schedule an appointment.

 

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July 27, 2013
World Hepatitis Awareness Day

 

MAHA joined by other community organizations observed the third annual World Hepatitis Day on July 27, 2013 in Chicago’s South Chinatown. Viral hepatitis is a leading cause of infectious disease mortality globally, each year causing

approximately 1.4 million deaths . Most of these deaths occur among the approximately 400 million persons living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus infection who die from cirrhosis or liver cancer years and decades after their infection.

 

Location: Chinatown Square
Chicago, IL 60616
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tel: (312)225–8659

 

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Hepatitis Immunization Initiative in the Asian Community in Chicago

 

The Midwest Asian Health Association-Hepatitis Coalition of Midwest (MAHA-HCM) is pleased to announce an initiative to establish a community-based regular monthly hepatitis B immunization clinic, the first of this kind in Chicago, in partnership with the Chicago Dept. of Public Health (CDPH), Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH), Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University-Hepatitis B Alliance, and Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.

 

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Hepatitis Coalition of Midwest (HCM)

 

The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Hepatitis Coalition of Midwest (HCM). The mission of HCM is to reduce hepatitis B related diseases in AAPIs through regional coordinated efforts to promote hepatitis B awareness, advocacy, training, resource sharing, and support among the coalition members in the Midwest. Dr. Hong Liu, Executive Director of MAHA, also Regional Director of the National Task Force on Hepatitis B is leading the coalition. If your organization is interested in joining the coalition, please contact:

 

Dr. Hong Liu at 312-225-8659 or email: hongliu@maha-us.org

 

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May 17 National Hepatitis Awareness Day, 2013

May is Asian Heritage Month and Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 is National Hepatitis Awareness Day. The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) - Hepatitis Coalition of Midwest, in partnership with the regional Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA); the Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago, Chinese American Service league, and 30 other organizations, announces the celebration of May Asian Heritage Month and National Hepatitis Awareness Day on May 16, 2013.

Location: Daley Plaza
50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
Date: May 17, 2013 (Friday)
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Contact:  Dr. Hong Liu: 312-225-8659

 

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February 16, 2013 Chinese New Year Celebration:

 

The Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago, the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA),  the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, and the Chong Qing Art Delegation announce the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Location: 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Date: February 16, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00pm -12:00am
Contact: Dr. Hong Liu: 312-225-8659

 

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Annual Benefit Reception for the

Midwest Asian Health Association

"Know Your Numbers"

 

The Midwest Asian Health Association's Annual Benefit is scheduled on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6:30pm-9:00pm at Sushi Taiyo (58 E. Ontario St. Chicago, IL 60611). Our theme – "Know Your Numbers" aims at urging people to take action to regularly assess their risk factors that will help prevent the onset of chronic health conditions.

 

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May 17 National Hepatitis

Awareness Day, 2012


The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA), in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago Department of Public Health, Chinese Fine Arts Society, University of Illinois – Hospital & Health Sciences System, Northwestern University – Hepatitis B Alliance of Chicago, Chicago Mayor’s Office of Special Events, and 20 other organizations, announces the celebration of May Asian Heritage Month and National Hepatitis Awareness Day on May 17, 2012. The event is also sponsored by Bristol – Myers Squibb and Genentech – A Member of the Roche Group.

 

Location: Daley Plaza

50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602

Date: May 17, 2012 (Thursday)

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Contact Dr. Hong Liu: 312-225-8659

 

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Monthly Hepatitis B Clinic


The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA), in partnership with the Northwestern University – Hepatitis B Alliance of Chicago, is pleased to announce the launch of the monthly hepatitis B clinic in Chicago. The clinic will provide hepatitis B screening, immunization, and education. Hepatitis B vaccines will be provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health.


Location: Midwest Asian Health Association
230 W. Cermak Rd. 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60616

Date: Last Saturday of Each Month
Time: 8:00am – 11:00am

Contact Dr. Hong Liu: 312-225-8659

 

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MAHA and the Rush University Medical Center are Partnering to Conduct the Pine Study

 

The PINE Study stands for Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago. The purpose of the PINE study is to understand the psychological and social issues that affect the general well-being of the Chicago Chinese population. This study is led by the Rush Institute of Healthy Aging under the direction of Dr. Xinqi Dong. The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) and the Chinese American Service League (CASL) are working together with Rush as the community partners to invite older Chinese adults (aged 60 or older) living in Chicago and their family members to participate in the study.

 

For more information, please call Iggy Chang at (312)942–3330 or Eshien_Chang@rush.edu.

 

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Annual Benefit Reception for the

Midwest Asian Health Association

"Prevention through Empowerment"

 

The Midwest Asian Health Association will hold its Annual Benefit Reception at Sushi Taiyo (58 E. Ontario St. Chicago, IL 60611) on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Our theme – “Prevention through Empowerment” aims to raise public awareness about the importance of early detection and prevention of diseases in the Asian American community.

 

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MAHA and Sinai Health System formed a partnership targeting uninsured children and youth in Hispanic and Asian Communities

 

The grants were announced Thursday, August 18, 2011 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The two-year grants are authorized under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009.

 

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Dr. Hong Liu was Invited to

the White House for the World

Hepatitis Day Briefing

 

July 28, 2011, marks the first official World Hepatitis Day established by the World Health Organization (WHO). CDC joins with WHO in calling for a renewed commitment against a largely silent but persistent epidemic. In the United States, World Hepatitis Day was observed on July 28 at the White House for the first time. Dr. Hong Liu was among the invitees.


Location: The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Date: July 28, 2011

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

 

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Dr. Hong Liu was Appointed by the Govenor to the State Health Improvement Plan Council

 

Congratulations to Dr. Hong Liu on her appointment to the State Health Improvement Plan Council by Governor Pat Quinn.  In July 2010, the Governor signed into law legislation creating a Governor-appointed council to implement the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP).

 

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May 19 National Hepatitis

Awareness Day, 2011


The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) in partnership with the Illinois Dept. of Public Health, Chicago Commission on Human Relation – Advisory Council on Asian Affairs, Chicago Dept. of Public Health, and several other organizations, announces the celebration of May 19 Hepatitis Awareness Day as part of the Asian American Festival in downtown Chicago.

 

Location: Daley Plaza

50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

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Asian American Hall of Fame Award USA, 2011


Congratulations to Dr. Hong Liu on receiving the Asian American Hall of Frame Award in Public Health., USA, 2011. Dr. Hong Liu was honored on May 14, 2011 at the Asian American Hall of Frame Award ceremony. She was recognized for her long time dedication and contribution to public health, and her tireless efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of the Asian population in Illinois...

 

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