Welcome to SAPHA! Advocates for the South Asian Community

Study of Diabetes

51st Annual Meeting

Sep 14

Welcome to SAPHA! Advocates for the South Asian Community

Medical Writers Association

75th Annual Conference

Sep 30

Welcome to SAPHA! Advocates for the South Asian Community

Medical Decision Making

37th Annual Meeting

Oct 18

Welcome to SAPHA! Advocates for the South Asian Community

South Asia Conference

44th Annual Conference

Oct 22

Our Mission

Established in 1999, SAPHA is the premier organization dedicated to addressing public health issues impacting South Asians in the United States. Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of South Asian communities by …

Our Committees

SAPHA has four working committees that focus on different areas to help SAPHA work toward its mission. Committees meet via conference call once a month to discuss ongoing projects and progress.

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Get Connected

SAPHA connects people, ideas, and resources to bring about innovative and positive change in the South Asian community. We support the notion that a population-based approach – centered on principles of prevention, equity and leadership – is the optimal means to enhance people’s well-being:

“What we as a society do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy.”
Institute of Medicine

News & Announcements

Duration of Residence in the US and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

South Asians are disproportionately impacted by cardiovascular disease (CVD). Our objective was to examine the association between duration of residence in the US and CVD risk factors among South Asian adult immigrants. Multivariate logistic regression analyses using pooled ... Keep Reading

SAHARA (South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency)

Sheela Mehta, LCSW, recognized a need for a helpline during her social work and since 1991, has counseled more than 1,000 individuals. Domestic violence is a silent issue in South Asian culture and she wanted to provide a ... Keep Reading

Breast Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Screening Practices among First-Generation Immigrant Muslim Women

We would like to congratulate our SAPHA Board Member, Dr. Memoona Hasnain and her colleagues, Usha Menon, Carol Ferrans,and Laura Szalacha for winning first place for their poster presentation in the category of Community and Public Health at ... Keep Reading