CARE Registry: Giving AAPI 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 6/20/2021, 5,713 people have signed up to increase AAPI 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)
CARE 30 Seconds Videos
ICAN Youth Workshop Series -
Digital Reality: Culture, Identity, Safety, and more

ICAN is hosting a 3-week workshop series this July! Join us every Thursday and Saturday from July 15-31 at 5:30-7pm. This is open to all youth. Please invite your fellow peers, family, and friends to learn about digital safety, identity, and impacts of culture on those topics. You will be connecting with other youth from different backgrounds, places, and experiences. We are excited for these fun and transformative 3 weeks! 

Thursdays and Saturdays
July 15, July 17, July 22, July 24, July 29, July 31
@ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

This event is presented in English.

For more information, click here.

ICAN is a CARE community partner.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, Fall Prevention

  • Tenny Tsai, Alzheimer’s Association 
  • Alice Ng, Occupational Therapist 

July 25, 2021 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

This event is presented in Mandarin.

For more information, click here.

Alzheimer's Association 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. 
Lyft and NAPCA Partner to Provide Access to Free or Discounted Rides to Vaccine Appointments

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) has announced that in partnership with Lyft, they will provide access to free or discounted rides for Asian American Pacific Islander older adults throughout the country to get to and from vaccination sites. Full article

Additionally, NAPCA launched a COVID-19 vaccine map that offer vaccine information by state. For assistance using resources or learning more about the COVID-19 vaccine, call the NAPCA Helpline to speak to a counselor in-language.

English: (800) 336-2722
Cantonese/廣東話: (800) 582-4218
Mandarin/普通話: (800) 683-7427
Korean/한국어: (800) 582-4259
Vietnamese/ Tiếng Việt: (800) 582-4336
Tagalog / Filipino: (800) 593-8087
Español / Spanish: (800) 948-3844

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. In the pilot phase, the study will be looking for Asian Americans of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese ancestry who are 60 years old or older and with or without cognitive issues.

Visit ACAD study website for more information.

If you are interested in participating in the study, fill out this form
or email
Coming Soon!
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). ARI and ICAN are both CARE's community partners.

The purpose of this study is to better understand how stressful life events can impact the occurrence of memory issues in older Vietnamese Americans. Dr. Oanh Meyer (CARE Co-Investigator) is the Principal Investigator (PI) of VIP, and Dr. Van Ta Park (CARE PI; UCSF Site PI for VIP) and Dr. Alka Kanaya (CARE Co-Investigator) are also involved in VIP. It will be the first study of its kind in the U.S. to examine memory and aging in older Vietnamese.

In September 2021, 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

Volunteers for this research study will get
free memory check-ups every year.

If you are interested in participating in the VIP study, email
The Chinese Community
Health Resource Center (CCHRC)

"The Chinese Community Health Resource Center is ecstatic to support the outreach and recruitment efforts of the Collaborative Approach for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Research and Education (CARE)."
- Joyce Cheng, Executive Director, CCHRC

CCHRC was established in 1989 as a private, non-profit community center. The Center’s mission is to build a healthy community through culturally and linguistically competent preventive health, disease education and management, research programs, and advocacy. Since its inception, the Chinese community of the San Francisco Bay Area has come to recognize CCHRC as a leader and principal source of culturally competent health education programs. For more information on CCHRC's programs and services, visit

"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."
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