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Our Mission

To engage young people in improving the health and well-being of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Massachusetts.

What We Do

Over the nearly 20 years since MAP for Health's inception, the API community in Boston has grown to comprise 9% of the city's total population. We continue to provide health counseling and support, referral and screening services, and general health promotion and advocacy for APIs in the Boston metro area and beyond.

Our History

Massachusetts Asian + Pacific Islanders (MAP) for Health was founded in 1993 as the Massachusetts Asian AIDS Prevention Project by members of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community who were concerned with the lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate HIV/AIDS prevention and health services in the Boston area.  In 2000, as part of a collaborative, strategic planning process between the organization and community stakeholders, we expanded our mission to embrace other important health issues that disproportionately affect APIs but remain unaddressed due to cultural stigmas prevalent in our communities.  As a result, the Massachusetts Asian AIDS Prevention Project was re-branded as MAP for Health to reflect our broader mission of promoting health and well-being for all APIs.