Thoa Nguyen is currently the Project Director of the REACHING Vietnamese Women: A community model for promoting cervical cancer screening (REACH), and Community Coordinator of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness Research & Training (“AANCART”) of the Health Is Gold Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the executive producer of four Vietnamese health education videotapes and the author and co-authors of printed materials and several articles to promote preventive health care, hepatitis B immunization, breast and cervical screening in English and Vietnamese.
Ms. Nguyen has over 30 years experience in the health field. Throughout out her career, Ms. Nguyen has promoted issues of access, service, and equity to health care for under-represented Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. She has founded and co-founded several community-based organizations. She serves as a community advisory member for AANCART, a steering committee member, and a board member for multiple non-profit organizations, State government foundation including: Asian Immigrant Women Advocate, Associate of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Asian Health Services, Huong Viet Community Center, National Asian American & Pacific Islander Cancer Survivors & Advocacy Network, American Cancer Society, Asian Cancer Coalition, Vanguard Foundation and State of California -- Department of Health Services. Ms. Nguyen has received local and national awards for her work in the community.