What is PACH?

The PACH Initiative is a community-campus collaboration launched to develop a community health workforce pipeline that will create a new cadre of health care leaders for the AANHPI community. It is led by the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, Asian American Pacific Islander Health Research Group, and the Asian American Research Center. 

With funding support from the California Endowment, PACH established an advisory board composed of faculty members, students, and community healthcare leaders.


Field Study Program

Starting in Fall 2022, we are proud to partner with the Certificate in Asian American Community Health program (CAACH) to host a field study program.

This field research program is a culminating experience that fulfills a requirement for the certificate program offered by the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program in the Ethnic Studies Department.

The PACH field study program offers a transformative and meaningful work-based learning experience for undergraduate students pursuing careers in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) community health. The course is co-developed by faculty and community health practitioners.

The goal of this program is to expose students to the work of various community health centers and to guide them in developing and completing a project on some aspect of community health. Students will learn about the history of the hospital and its service to the community, patient demographics, epidemiology, and the socio-economic factors that shape health disparities. They will also acquire important professional development skills that are essential to a career in community health.