Dr. Ho Luong Tran, president and chief executive officer of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), was awarded the Office of Minority Health‘s (OMH) 2009 Minority Health Community Trailblazer Award for her outstanding leadership and contributions toward improving the health of Asian Americans. The award was presented at OMH’s Third National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health. APIAHF’s leadership was also recognized with an invitation for Dr. Tran to participate in the White House fiscal responsibility summit.
Under Dr. Tran’s leadership APIAHF has partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Health Through Action (HTA), the first cooperative effort between a private foundation and a national AA and NHPI organization. The $16.5 million community investment is providing local communities with the funding, training, and technical assistance to address the ethnic-specific health issues in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.