I strongly believe that new immigrants, who are monolingual and without financial means, desperately need a group like Asian Health Services to provide medical care and in-language services with cultural sensitivity, so that they may enjoy a healthy life in their new country.

- Chui Yuen Wah

Our Mission

AHS' dual mission of service and advocacy works to address inequities through community engagement and policy-advocacy at all levels to ensure equal access to quality health care.

For more information, read the AHS Patient Newsletter or the AHS Annual Report.

Current Projects

Health Care Barriers

Despite the advances that AHS has made to provide quality health care to the API community, barriers remain for many. Read more

Revive Chinatown!

Revive Chinatown! is a community plan to make Oakland Chinatown safer, more pedestrian-friendly, attractive, and economically viable. Download the brochure

Nail Salon Collaborative

The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative was formed to leverage, unite and build upon the expertise and activities of diverse organizations and stakeholders to advance a preventative environmental health agenda for the cosmetology and nail salon sector in California. Visit the website or Read more

Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei is a project that provides social support, healing arts, reproductive health education, life skills building, and leadership development to young Southeast Asian women impacted by sexual exploitation in their communities. Learn more at

Donate now

Help us provide quality health care for those in need.