Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America.
Promoting Health Through Service and Education
CHPAA is a non-profit organization financially supported by the founders, volunteers, healthcare professionals, community individuals, and a growing number of business owners.
CHPAA was founded in the 1990’s by a core of physicians, dentists, other allied health professionals, and volunteer community members. In those days, while a larger number of Cambodian-Americans were going through training in the medical professions, the original core of CHPAA founders were mostly providing free services, education, and mentoring to the local American-Cambodian communities in the Long Beach and LA areas, as well as in other parts of California and the US.
By 2010, the Cambodian-American medical community and allied health professionals’ community, both in California and nationwide, had increased manifold; it was thus possible to spearhead the CHPAA non-profit organization with expanding mission and vision statements. In addition to professionals of Cambodian origin, many non-Cambodian physicians, nurses, and pharmacists joined the ranks of CHPAA. Together, with volunteers and students, we have approximately 400 active volunteers, and are continually growing. We have touched over 17,000 patient's lives in Cambodia over the last 3 Missions, and have involved local communities in the spirit of healing.
CHPAA owes its success to the volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year to raise funds for medication and equipment for the Mission, attend the annual Missions in Cambodia, and provide heath screening and education locally.
In fulfilling both the mission and vision of CHPAA we will provide expert and sincere healthcare and education through our core values of compassion, teamwork, sincerity and the provision of quality and ethical care.