May 2, 2008
May marks API Heritage Month

More than 47 different ethnic groups comprise the 14 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (API) in the United States, and during the month of May the MGH will join in celebrating their traditions, history, languages and unique experiences. The Association of Multicultural Members of Partners (AMMP) is sponsoring a series of events throughout the month focusing on the cultures, cuisines and health care issues of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Each Thursday in May, MGHers will have the opportunity to enjoy different Asian-inspired dishes at the Carvery Station at the Eat Street Café. The cuisines of India, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam will be represented. In honor of API Heritage Month, AMMP also will host a forum on disparities in mental health care in the API community, May 8 from noon to 1 pm in the Trustees Room, with guest speaker Ed Wang, PsyD, of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. API Heritage Month will culminate May 30 with a celebration under the Bulfinch Tent featuring speakers and a variety of cultural dance groups.

For more information about API Heritage Month, contact Natalie Nguyen, administrative fellow, at ncnguyen@partners.org or (617) 724-4136.

Back to table the May 2, 2008 table of contents