CARE Registry: Giving AAPIs a Voice Through Research

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

As of March 27, 2022, 7,900 people have signed up to increase AAPIs' 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:

NEW! Hindi (हिन्दी) Website now available!
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Watch our 30 second animated videos in
Cantonese Alzheimer’s Forum 

April 30, 2022 @10:00AM – Noon PT   
Over 6 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, that number is expected to rise to nearly 13 million. The Alzheimer's Association invites you to join us to learn about Alzheimer's and related dementias, the importance of early diagnosis, caregivers how to manage their emotional health, and how to optimize our physical and cognitive health to reduce the risk of developing dementia. 
  1. Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementias. Dr. Sunny Pak, MD, MPH, L.Ac, SF Chinatown Health Center 
  2. Caregiver Emotional Health and Coping Tips. Jiewen (Janice) Huang, MSW, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital 
  3. Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research. Winnie Seto, NP, Kaiser Memory Clinic, Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator 

This event is presented in Cantonese.

Alzheimer’s Association is a CARE community partner. 
Senior Planet @Avenidas Multilingual
Technology Program 

Every Thursday @ 9:00-10:00AM PT (Mandarin) 
Every Friday @ 1:00 pm – 2:00PM PT (Vietnamese)
From April 14th through June 17th

This series of lectures will be offered weekly, via Zoom. Each one-hour session will be taught in English with either Chinese or Vietnamese translations, and materials will be translated for participants. 

You will learn how to: 
  • Browse websites 
  • Use Zoom to host videos calls with friends and family 
  • Use email 
  • Shop online safely 

Pre-registration is required.

To enroll in this series, please call (408) 975-2339 or email or, and include your name, email address, and phone number.

If emailing, please put either “Mandarin Multilingual Technology Program” for the Mandarin program or “Vietnamese Multilingual Technology Program” for the Vietnamese program in the subject line. Once you complete your registration, you will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link and instructions for joining the class. 

AARP is a CARE community partner. 
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 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.  
To apply scan the QR code.

After completion, you will be contacted shortly by our Ambassador team. 
NAPCA Call Center is Available
The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) Call Center connects limited English proficiency (LEP) Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) elders (55yrs+) and family caregivers to mainstream providers. Bi-lingual Community Resource Specialists provide in-language information and referral to: 
  • Aging services (e.g., meals on wheels, adult daycare, transportation, etc.)
  • COVID-19 vaccinations and education
  • Medicare and benefit programs
  • Supportive services for family caregivers

The Call Center is available nationwide. Contact us Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm PST. 
  • English: 1-800-336-2722 
  • Cantonese: 1-800-582-4218 

  • Korean: 1-800-582-4259 
  • Mandarin: 1-800-683-7427 
  • Vietnamese: 1-800-582-4336
Anonymous Online Form Available in 29 Languages to Report Violence Against AAPI Elders 
On September 4, 2021, in remembrance of the Bellingham Riots, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) will introduce an online reporting form to describe occurrences of violence against older Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members. The in-language online report form will be fully anonymous and available in 29 AAPI languages. 

The form will be accessible on the NAPCA website.

NAPCA is a CARE Community Partner.
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.

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.

We are currently recruiting volunteers who meet the following requirements: 
  • 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.

"As a caregiver to my mother who had dementia, there were so many challenges in dealing with this disease. It really changed my outlook in life. As the saying goes, I thought “I’m in it for a long haul” as I cared for my mother who suffers from this disease that has no cure. I was concerned about how I would be able to care for her while raising my family and while working with multiple conflicting priorities."
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