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Message from the SAPHA Board: 2016

January 11th, 2016 Nazeera Dawood, President South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) Potomoc, Maryland, 20854 Dear SAPHA Member, Thank you for placing your trust in me as President and in the other newly-elected Board members to lead South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) into the future. I would like to thank our immediate past president, Ami Shah, the Executive team Vaibhav Jain, Yousra Yusuf and Punam Parikh for their leadership,…Keep Reading

Achievements

Recognizing the importance of addressing the health and well-being of South Asian communities, a group of public health students and professionals formed the South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) in 1999. SAPHA began as an internet community through an online listserv and has grown significantly since then. Today, SAPHA links over 200 professionals and advocates, across the United States (U.S.) and throughout the world. Below is a summary of some…Keep Reading

In the Media

In the Media

Announcements The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) Applauds Appointments of Vivek Murthy and Attorney General Xavier Becerra Originally published by NCAPA on December 8, 2020 “Yousra Yusuf, president of the South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) commented: The South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) congratulates Dr. Vivek Murthy, on his nomination as the Surgeon General of the United States of America, by the upcoming Biden-Harris Administration. While the…Keep Reading

Our Committees

Our Committees

SAPHA has five working committees– Advocacy; Communications; Membership and Event Planning; Research; and Fundraising and Business Development– focused on various efforts to achieve SAPHA’s vision and mission. Committees meet on a monthly basis to discuss ongoing and upcoming projects. Advocacy Co-Chairs: Nehanda T. The Advocacy Committee works to collaborate with local and national organizations to highlight priorities of South Asian communities that directly and indirectly impact health. The committee advocates…Keep Reading

Our Vision

Our Vision

SAPHA envisions better health and well-being of South Asians and the communities in which they live. Our Mission The mission of SAPHA is to promote the health and well-being of South Asian communities in the United States through advocacy, collaboration, and communication. Our Goals Advocate for the health priorities of the South Asian community. Foster partnerships and collaborations with professional, community organizations, and stakeholders addressing South Asian health issues. Communicate…Keep Reading