Meet the Team: Evelyn Moua, Program Manager of Tuberculosis Elimination
Welcome to our blog series, “Meet the AAPCHO Team,” where you’ll have a chance to get to know our staff! Meet Evelyn Moua, Program Manager of Tuberculosis Elimination, as she answers questions.
What’s your role at AAPCHO?
As the Program Manager of Tuberculosis Elimination, I manage programs related to maintaining and strengthening current tuberculosis (TB) control priorities. I am responsible for outreaching to AA and NHPI communities at risk for latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease, and the health care agencies that serve these populations.
Who are Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander health champions that you think people should know about?
- Marilyn Wong, MD, MPH- Community Coordinator for the Asian American Pacific Islander Health Research Group at UC Berkeley and mentor to many aspiring public health and healthcare professionals. She is also an editor of “From Mothers to Mothers: A Collection of Traditional Asian Postpartum Recipes” book.
- Jin Lee, PhD- Child neuro-psychologist and founder of BabyNoggin, an app that tracks a baby’s development in utero. She is an inspiring and innovative woman who used her own experiences to create resources for others.
How would you describe what community health centers do and why they should support them to someone who may not be familiar with them?
Community health centers are the safety net centers that provide medical, dental, behavioral and social services to the public and to all ages regardless of their ability to pay. Many of these centers offer culturally and linguistically catered services to people of color such as centering pregnancy programs in Spanish. Many of these centers also collaborate closely with universities, community advocacy groups and local health departments to bring the best resources and practices to their patient population.
What are you most looking forward to at AAPCHO?
I am most looking forward to learning more about the role of national health associations in shaping policy and advocacy efforts, conducting research and creating partnerships with community health centers. I am also looking forward to learning from and working with community leaders in the TB Community Engagement Network.
What is your favorite or go-to childhood comfort food?
Khaub poob (red curry noodle soup) with quail eggs