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AAPI Innovation and Community Health Webinar

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AAPI Innovation and Community Health Webinar Summary

Sponsored by AAPIP SF Bay Area chapter, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Cambridge Associates, our panel of experts discussed the role philanthropy plays in the evolving community health needs for the AAPI community.

Featured Speakers

Featured Panelist Rajni Dronamraju

Rajni Dronamraju


Senior Director of Charitable Giving at Genentech

Featured Panelist Carolyn Wang Kong

Carolyn Wang Kong


Chief Program Director of Blue Shield of California Foundation

Featured Panelist Dr. Thu Quach

Thu Quach


President of Asian Health Services

Featured Panelist Jean Lu

Jean Lu


Chief Investment Officer of Cambridge Associates


5 Key Takeaways

  • AAPI community health is an important area for investment with unprecedented needs emerging in recent years.
  • There has been a two-and-a-half fold increase in the need for mental health support services for the AAPI community served by Asian Health Services, with a lack of culturally and linguistically competent care available. 
  • More AAPI community funders are now balancing responsive grantmaking with addressing root causes to change health systems across racial, gender, and economic lines that impact health outcomes. 
  • AAPI community funders are looking to support community power-building to change the narrative around communities of color and help build advocacy and civic engagement. 
  • Telehealth is an area of increased investment and innovation. Language access and digital literacy are critical to closing the digital divide.

Read the full blog summary and calls to action at


Presenting Sponsors

Event Sponsor Cambridge Associates
Sponsor Logo AAPIP