Meet the Team: Evelyn Moua, Associate Director of Chronic and Infectious Disease Initiatives
Welcome to our blog series, “Meet the AAPCHO Team,” where you’ll have a chance to get to know our staff! Meet Evelyn Moua, Associate Director of Chronic and Infectious Disease Initiatives, as she answers some questions.
What are you most excited about in your new role?
As the Associate Director, Chronic and Infectious Disease Initiatives, I am most excited about working with partners across diabetes, hepatitis B, and tuberculosis initiatives. In my previous role as the Program Manager, Tuberculosis Elimination, I saw how much these diseases and ongoing health issues intersect and should be discussed together.
What is one way you will be working to improve the health status and access of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities?
In my new role, I am looking forward to bringing diabetes, hepatitis B, and tuberculosis initiatives to the table with our partners, who are already working actively on all or some of these diseases. I hope we can bring together staff members from different departments and training backgrounds to be a part of this discussion. Being able to address these diseases alongside one another and others means we can develop strategies, innovative frameworks and share best practices to improve the health status and access of AA and NH/PI communities.
What role can or do community health centers play in this effort?
Community health centers can continue to let us know how we can best support them. We know health centers are very busy providing services to the community, and we want to help so that they can continue to provide the best care and services they can to the community. With their input, we can all work together and uplift their amazing work to funders and the public.
What do you like about working at AAPCHO?
Over the year and a half that I have been with AAPCHO, I enjoyed working with a small but mighty group of passionate and dedicated individuals. I appreciate how much AAPCHO values staff professional development, innovation, and a continued commitment to learn. I am also inspired by AAPCHO’s partnerships and learn something new each time I meet with our partners.
What hobby or other self-care activity have you found helpful during these unprecedented and often challenging times?
Exploring new food recipes! I am so lucky to have a variety of food options and ingredients from different cultures available to me in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cooking up a storm for my loved ones has truly made these challenging times more manageable.