ASIA Health Center Receives NEOMED-CEOMPH Preceptor Of The Year Award
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Cleveland, OH – The Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH) program has awarded the International Community Health Center (ASIA-ICHC) as the CEOMPH Preceptor of the Year. The prestigious award recognizes ASIA-ICHC for being a community agency that has hosted and trained numerous students on public health projects, including quality improvement studies and assessments.
This is the first time ASIA, Inc. has won this award. CEO Elaine Tso accepted the award on behalf of the organization at the award luncheon held on Sunday, June 2, 2019, aboard the Nautica Queen.
“We are honored to have been selected for the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Preceptor of the Year Award,” CEO Elaine Tso said. “ We are so fortunate to have such a mission-driven team who believes in supporting students.”
The Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program is a partnership of Northeast Ohio Medical University, Cleveland State University, The University of Akron, and Youngstown State University. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, which is the accrediting agency for public health academic programs and schools.
ASIA Board Member and Northeast Ohio Medical University Professor, Dr. Amy Lee, congratulated ASIA-ICHC on its achievement saying “We are grateful to ASIA for welcoming students so graciously by providing projects and educating them on the Asian Pacific Islander community. Our students come away with a better understanding of the diversity of our Northeast Ohio communities.”
Asian Services In Action, Inc., is a critical provider of healthcare, social services and advocacy for the growing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities of Northeast Ohio. With a staff of approximately 80 employees, ASIA, Inc. is the largest human services agency in Ohio’s AAPI community. It provides linguistically and culturally appropriate services to immigrant and refugee communities. While ASIA, Inc. offers services to any who qualify, it specializes in meeting the language and cultural needs of those of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. The organization opened its first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Cleveland in 2013 and its second site in Akron in 2016.
For more information about ASIA-ICHC and its services visit the website www.asiaohio.org