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The mission of the Asian Pacific Health Foundation (APHF) is to advance health and wellness for the vulnerable groups in San Diego by providing health education and free community health screenings for hepatitis B and C, diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis at community centers.

Achievements and Awards

  • Friendship Award from the American Cancer Society, December 2007.
  • Recognition Award from the San Diego Herald Center, December 2007. 
  • Asian Heritage Award from Asia Media, Inc. on May 2008. 
  • Best Pharmacy Practice from SDPharmNet, videotaped on Sci-Vee in June 2008 
  • Recognition Award from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on June 13, 2009; - Outstanding Pharmacist of the 2010-2011 academic year 
  • Proclamation for contribution on Hepatitis Day (May 17, 2015) from San Diego City Mayor Kevin Faulconer 
  • Proclamation for contribution on Hepatitis Day (May 17, 2015) from Rep Scott Peters 
  • Champion Leadership Award from Hep B Foundation, July 2015 
  • Recognition Award from the Vietnamese American Medical Association on 8-21-2015 
  • Best Practices Award from the National Task Force on Hepatitis B – Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans on 3-6-2016. 
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Binh and Ton Tran Endowed Scholarship Fund from Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Founding Faculty on 5-19-2016. 
  • Certificate of Appreciation to Asian Pacific Health Foundation from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis at the White House on 5-19-2016 (National Hepatitis Day).

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Gish G, Gutierrez JA, Navarro-Cazarez N, Giang K, Adler D, Tran B, Locarnini S, Hammond R, and Bowden S. A simple and inexpensive point-of-care test for hepatitis B surface antigen detection: serological and molecular evaluation. Journal of Viral Hepatitis (2014) 21: 905 – 908.
  • Park E, Tran B, Best B, and Singh R. Relationships between Known Risk Factors for Osteoporosis and Heel Bone Mineral Density in Asian Populations. The California Pharmacists Association (2017). 1-7.


4445 Eastgate Mall, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121


Phone: +1 (858) 208-3801

Mailing Address

PO Box 928244
San Diego, CA 92192