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Newsletter - May 2022

Vol. 1 Issue 3
Welcome to SAPHA's monthly newsletter!
SAPHA expresses our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the recent victims of the tragic and avoidable mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. Please read our full statement here.
Today is the last day of AANHPI (Asian American and Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander) Heritage Month. If you follow SAPHA on Twitter, we hope you enjoyed our features of South Asian American research professionals making a mark in public health for our communities! Check out our profiles of Shan Siddiqui, Neha Goel, and Shamir Ali.
This year we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Brown Paper, groundbreaking compendium and review of health research and literature on South Asians in the US:
SAPHA wants to hear about the experiences of organizations supporting Covid-19 efforts within the South Asian community in the US:
On May 18, the Indian American Impact Project hosted their 2022 Summit: Dream With Ambition, in Washington DC, which was a historic gathering of South Asian philanthropists, community leaders, celebrities, organizers and elected officials. SAPHA president Samira Khan was invited to moderate the healthcare access and equity panel for the morning breakout session.
The panelists consisted of South Asian public health experts, including Dr. Kavita Patel, Physician and former Director of Policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House; Dr. Meena Seshamani, Director of the Center for Medicare and Kishan Putta, Communications and Community Outreach Specialist for DC Link. The panelists addressed the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act, and discussed the need for data disagreement and active engagement within South Asian communities.
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