The next project was to submit a joint grant application in hopes to create first women of color conference, which is now
"Women coming Together"
and has continued for 23 years! The first WCT celebrated Asian Americans, African Americans, Latina Americans, Native Americans and Appalachian women. AACS provided the transportation, entertainment and food from several Asian restaurants. There were Asian women from all over the state of Ohio because of the wonderful outreach.
The Asian Health Initiative (AHI)
began after about 2 years of discussion about having a free clinic that would serve individuals from the Asian community in central Ohio. AHI was possible from hard work from AACS, Asian American Community Service Council, and Southeast Ministries. Each of the agencies contributed to the successful 24 years of services in the Asian community. AACS provides the scheduling, health specialist transportation, translation and interpretations to many of the patients. The model used for AHI is unique in the fact that several community based organizations have partnered with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Family Medicine to produce a needed service to the community.
Wanda has done so much for the Asian American Community in Ohio. We are very proud to have her on our team to help our community.