Community Health


Community Health services are offered through a variety of programs and services. Some of the services AHS offers include: HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs; disability and vocational services; school based violence prevention, smoking cessation, obesity prevention and healthy living, Hepatitis B Awareness education, immunization campaigns, breast and cervical cancer prevention, and much more. Several of our programs have been selected for “Model of Excellence” awards by local and state health departments.

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The Banyan Tree Project

Provides HIV prevention education, confidential testing/counseling, case management and linkage to care, housing resources and advocacy, counseling benefits enrollment to those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

Focuses on chronic disease prevention and violence prevention among children, youth, women, and the elderly. The programs include: diabetes, obesity, CPR and First Aid certification for clients and providers, breast and cervical cancer, hepatitis, smoking cessation and prevention, and violence prevention. Free health screening is provided through annual health fairs and community outreach activities.

Community Health Needs Assessment and Advocacy

Identifies healthcare needs and emerging health issues in the community, develop a policy and advocacy agenda, and host health forums and press conferences to increase awareness in the community and the public.

Smoking Cessation

Provides smoking cessation information and services to the Asian American community with the help of local and national partners, including the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago (RHAMC), American Lung Association of Illinois, and Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL). The Asian Smokers’ Quitline is a free nationwide Asian-language quit smoking service for individuals who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese. For more information on the Asian language tobacco quitline, visit

For more information, call (773) 293-8430.
Community Health programs are based at our West Ridge Center:
2838 West Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659-2507


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