Check Up, Check In

Hear stories of health and inspiration in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. The Check Up, Check In podcast will explore unique perspectives and stories about what health means, and how communities are advancing health equity and justice. This podcast, brought to you by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, will enlighten, move, and empower you.

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Meet Check Up, Check In’s Hosts


Lauren Pongan

Lauren brings several years of experience in Asian immigrant health and social justice work, as well as freelance journalism to Check Up, Check In.  Her past work has included Asian American (AA) domestic violence services,  sharing weekly meals with AA elders, and leading AA teens on outdoors and leadership trips. She’s an advocate of self care, empowerment and active listening. She’s mixed-race Filipina, Ukranian, and Irish and is passionate about telling/hearing stories, eating ice cream, and swimming outside in all seasons. As a recent transplant, she’s enjoying Oakland’s sunshine and beautiful views but remains loyal to Philly.