Asian American Health Coalition (AAHC) was established in 1994 as a forum and a convener for rallying community resources to reduce the widening health disparity gap faced by a rapidly growing Asian populations residing in the greater Houston area. AAHC became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2001 and created HOPE Clinic as a volunteer-run, non-profit community health center providing culturally and linguistically competent care for Houston’s underserved and isolated Asian communities. In 2012, HOPE Clinic became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and currently operates three clinics serving residents of all ethnic backgrounds.
AAHC programs and initiatives promote healthy living and increased access to a continuum of care for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. AAHC is governed by a voluntary board of directors and supported by a large network of member organizations, partners and volunteers.
The Mission of the Asian American Health Coalition is to improve the health of residents in greater Houston through culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
A healthy community with quality, affordable healthcare for all.
- Advocate for and provide affordable and linguistically and culturally competent health care for Asian Americans and other medically underserved communities.
- Provide health promotion, education and information/referral services
- Sustain a network of Asian American health care providers and advocates
- Advocate on behalf of Asian American health issues
- Maintain a database of information on Asian American health data and resources
- Be inclusive of all Asian American groups
HOPE Clinic, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community health center located in southwest Houston, is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and designated as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Affordable services are available on a sliding fee scale, ensuring access to all, regardless of ability to pay. Private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are also accepted. HOPE Clinic is a trusted health home for individuals with care needs requiring linguistic and cultural competencies. Clinic staff speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Burmese, Karen, English, Arabic, Hindi, and Spanish. HOPE Clinic is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).