CARE Newsletter
In this issue, you will find upcoming events, news, and work that CARE's partners have been conducting to serve the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.

CARE Registry:

Giving AANHPI Communities a Voice Through Research

Currently, AANHPI populations are among the least represented groups in scientific research. The goal of CARE is to overcome barriers to research participation and connect AANHPI adults to various types of research.

As of October 23, 2022, 9,468 people have signed up to increase AANHPIs' representation in research!

Click to learn more about CARE Registry
Some examples of potential research studies that CARE registry participants may be contacted about include:

  • Prevention or treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • Health issues across the lifespan
  • Caregiving issues and improving the health and wellness of caregivers

If you haven't already, please consider enrolling in CARE at:

Samoan (Sāmoa)
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November is National Family Caregivers Month! We are excited to celebrate and honor our hardworking family caregivers across the nation this November. Thank you for all that you do, family caregivers!

Join CARE on our social media this month to raise awareness of family caregiver issues, celebrate the efforts of family caregivers, educate family caregivers about self-identification, and increase support for family caregivers.

千變萬化的失智症 The Many Hues of Dementia 

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm PST

The Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco would like to invite you to participate in an online brain health talk with our Memory and Aging Center staff!

Join Dr. Boon Lead Tee (CARE Community Advisory Board member) and Dr. Sherry Chen as they present information about dementia, primary progressive aphasia, and behavioral frontotemporal dementia. There will also be Chinese word riddle activities. 

This event is presented on Zoom in Mandarin. 

If you are interested, please register at 

UCSF Memory and Aging Center is a CARE community partner.

Filipino Health Webinar Recap

This October was Filipino American History Month!

CARE is honored to celebrate the legacies and elevate the voices of the Filipino community! 

On October 15th, CARE hosted a free webinar tailored for the Filipino community titled "Health and Research: A Perspective From Filipino Health Professionals." This webinar was led by various speakers from medical and community health backgrounds sharing their knowledge and experiences on the importance of supporting the Filipino community through health research.

This webinar aimed to inform the community on the importance of increasing research participation and ensuring representation for all Filipinos. We are so thankful to be joined by Dr. Jessica de Leon from the UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center, and CARE Community Advisory Board members, Araceli D. Antonio and Dr. Joyce Javier, who shared their professional insights during this webinar. Click the thumbnail above to watch the webinar recording.

CARE tabled at the 2022 FAHM Jam

We had a great time tabling at the FAHM Jam on October 21st, held at the Garden of the Flea in Berryessa, San Jose in celebration of Filipino-American History Month! It was wonderful to enjoy great performances, support small businesses, and connect with various community organizations. Thank you for letting us be a part of such a lively community event and thank you to everyone who stopped by our table! 

CARE was at the 5th Annual

Vietnamese Caregivers Conference 

On October 22nd, Quyen Vuong of ICAN presented on behalf of Dr. Van Ta Park about CARE at the 5th Annual Vietnamese Caregivers Conference on October 22nd, held at the Vietnamese-American Community Center in San Jose. We enjoyed an impactful morning, listening to all the accomplished speakers, and interacting with all who stopped by our table. We learned about mental health, Medi-Cal expansion, healthy living, and the Vietnamese Insights into Aging Program (VIP).  

ICAN is a CARE community partner.

CARE Featured in Multiple

Ethnic Media outlets

CARE and Asian Cohort for Alzheimer's Disease (ACAD) recently received media coverage in 35+ different news media outlets in multiple languages. Some outlets to name include the LA Post (EN), Nguoi Viet (VN), AsAmNews (EN), Century Tribune (CH), Kyocharo (KO), and The Immigrant Magazine (EN). Special thanks to Ethnic News Media.

CARE Ambassador Program
The CARE Ambassador program is a newly created volunteer opportunity by the CARE Registry, open to high school students, college students, and recent undergrad graduates. Participating as a CARE Ambassador will help leverage community connections and assist the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community to increase research participation and representation. Working as a CARE Ambassador will foster new learning experiences involving hosting virtual events, in-person tabling, and more depending on your capacity. CARE Ambassadors will also have the opportunity to gain skills in community outreach, data management, research, ethics, and team collaboration.

Upon completion of the program CARE Ambassadors will receive a certificate as well as gained knowledge from our online trainings.  
Click here to apply!
After completion, you will be contacted shortly by our Ambassador team. 

New scoping review paper has been published!

We are excited to announce that our article, “A scoping review of dementia caregiving for Korean Americans and recommendations for future research,” has been published in Clinical Gerontologist! We are happy to share our findings on the caregiving experiences of Korean Americans who are caregivers of individuals with dementia. Read more here. 

The Asian Cohort for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACAD)
is looking for volunteers!

Asians are among the fastest growing populations in the United States and Canada, yet they are underrepresented in Alzheimer’s disease research.

The ACAD study is a collaboration across multiple universities and community partners in the U.S. and Canada to better understand how genetics and lifestyle factors impact Alzheimer’s disease risk in Asian Americans and Asian Canadians. Dr. Van Park (CARE Principal Investigator) is one of the principal investigators for ACAD, and UCSF is one of the recruitment sites. This study will be looking for healthy volunteers, people concerned about their memory and thinking, and people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease who are 60 years old or older. 

Edie Yau (Alzheimer's Association) and Quyen Vuong (International Children Assistance Network) (both CARE Community Advisory Board members) also serve on the ACAD Community Advisory Board. Joyce Cheng, Executive Director of the Chinese Community Health Resource Center (also a CARE Community Advisory Board member), is one of ACAD's community partners.

All participants will be compensated for their time and effort.  

Visit ACAD study website or the animated videos in EnglishCantoneseMandarinKorean, and Vietnamese for more information.

If you are interested in participating in the study,

fill out this online form or email

The Vietnamese Insights into Aging Program (VIP)
The Vietnamese Insights into Aging Program (VIP) is a brand-new study funded by the National Institute on Aging and is a collaboration between academic universities (UC Davis and UCSF) and community-based organizations (ARI and ICAN). The purpose of this study is to better understand factors that impact thinking and memory in the Vietnamese American community. Dr. Oanh Meyer (CARE Co-Investigator) is the Principal Investigator (PI) of VIP and Dr. Van Ta Park (CARE PI) along with several CARE Co-Investigators are also involved in VIP.

In January 2022, we will be recruiting volunteers who: 
  • identify as Vietnamese American 
  • are 65 years or older 
  • reside in Northern California 
  • can speak either English or Vietnamese
  • have immigrated from Vietnam 

All participants will be compensated for their time and effort.  

If you are interested in participating in the VIP study, 
Bay Area residents (San Francisco Bay area including San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, etc.), contact us at or (408) 609-9144. 
Sacramento residents, contact us at or (916) 432-4197.

In honor of National Family Caregiver's month, CARE shares a new video —

Listen to Alzheimer's caregivers June Yasuhara and Dr. Christine Nguyen on how they navigated their caregiving journey and why it's important for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders' voices to be heard in research.

This video is available with subtitles in Simplified Chinese (简体中文), Traditional Chinese (繁體中文), Korean (한국어), and Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

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