Center for Asian Health Equity

The Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) was established in 2015 in response to the unmet health needs of the diverse Asian American communities living in the Chicago metropolitan area and the paucity of research to address it. CAHE is a unique academic and community partnership between the University of Chicago and Asian Health Coalition (AHC), a community-based organization dedicated to the study of Asian American health and disparities. The absence of any Asian health research center in the Midwest, coupled with the fastest growth rate among any racial/ethnic group in the nation, CAHE provides a unique national platform for advancing Asian American health scholarship through community-engaged research and policy strategies to study the biologic and social determinants of health, translate evidence into practical interventions, conduct public education, and use data to inform health policy. CAHE’s foundation is built on more than 20 years of public health with an extended network of more than 30 diverse ethnic community-based organizations across Chicago and the nation. This academic community partnership provides the unique infrastructure to address the understudied needs of Asian Americans and other communities of color.

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