Addressing Nail Salon Worker Health and Safety Through Community Health Centers

September 28, 2015 | 7:00-9:00am HST/ 10:00am-12:00pm PDT / 1:00-3:00pm EDT

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Over the last two decades, nail salon services in the United States have more than tripled. The majority of manicurists are women of color and of reproductive age, a significant proportion of whom are of Asian descent. Every day at nail salons across the country, these workers are exposed to harmful chemicals linked to serious health and safety issues with many experiencing a range of health impacts. A recent New York Times article highlighting the plight of these workers has generated significant national attention to the health and safety of these workers.

Join us for this interactive session on the complex issues faced by nail salon workers and the important role Community Health Centers can play in addressing these issues from a social determinants of health approach. During this session you will learn about:

  1. Critical health and safety issues faced by the nail salon workforce and the impact of this issue on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander communities
  2. Community Health Center best practices addressing these issues and key community based research approaches and studies on this workforce
  3. State and regional approaches to addressing nail salon worker health and safety

Date & Time:
Monday, September 28, 2015
7:00-9:00am HST/ 10:00am-12:00pm PDT / 1:00-3:00pm EDT

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A confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar will be sent to you after you register.


  • Julia Liou, MPH, Program Planning & Development Director, Asian Health Services, Manager & Co-Founder, California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Oakland, CA
  • Thu Quach, PhD, Director of Community Health and Research, Asian Health Services, Research Scientist, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Oakland, CA
  • Swati Sharma, Senior Commercial Toxics Reduction Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment, San Francisco, CA
  • Shao-Chee Sim, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, New York, NY

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