Ohio Asian American Health Coalition
Chin-Yin Shih is a Senior Program Manager at Asian American Community Services (AACS) in Columbus, Ohio. She received a masters degree from the College of Social Work of Ohio State University. Chin-Yin started to work at AACS after she graduated in social work. She took over the Asian Health Initiative (AHI), one of the free clinics that serves low-income families with no health insurance. She also serves as the coordinator of Hepatitis B free clinic under hepatologist, Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick as Medical Director from OSU. AACS has been collaborating with OSU APAMSA students to do hepatitis B screenings in Asian community since 2008. In 2013 and 2014, AACS contracted with Asian American Health Coalition to do screenings in foreign-born Asian and African communities. Chin-Yin is one of the program managers on the CDC-funded project. Chin-Yin speaks both Mandarin and Taiwanese which helps facilitate outreach to the Columbus Chinese community.