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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Asian Health & Services Center Celebrates 30 years

October 18, 2013

Last night, Nick was honored to attend the 30th Annual Asian Health & Services Center Dinner at the H.K Café in Eastport Plaza.

The Asian Health & Services Center (AHSC) opened its doors in 1983 as the Chinese Social Service Center, serving the Chinese immigrant community. Volunteers, headed by Dr. Erik Szeto, worked out of a Southeast Portland church basement.

With the growing Asian population in Portland, it became clear that the mission and vision for the center had to expand.

Today the center provides a bridge between Asian and American cultures to reduce health inequity and improve health care quality for all Asians.

Nick reflected that in Washington, D.C., talking about healthcare changes shuts down a government. Here in Portland, we throw a party!

Special thanks to Dr. Szeto for convening a great event, and to AHSC for 30 years of service to the community.