Breaking out of our winter shell, February has been a month of revitalization. At AAHI, the month kicked off with an exciting celebration of the Lunar New Year. On February 6th, the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC) held a Lunar New Year event at Lakeforest Mall. The day was filled with cultural events. AAHI provided health education on various topics and conducted carbon monoxide screenings for the community.
Following the CCACC event, AAHI had a busy week. on Tuesday, February 8th, AAHI held a training for the Independent Outreach Project (IOP). Through this project AAHI aims outreach to the most isolated communities such as small businesses, and educate them about health issues and services available in the County.
The next morning, AAHI staffer Sanjana along with our new interns Patricia and Rebeka visited the Vietnamese American Senior Association (VASA) at Longbranch Community Center. At this gathering, Patricia, fluent in Vietnamese, presented in language to the Vietnamese seniors about hepatitis B and importance of prevention. She provided information about the upcoming hepatitis B screening, which was held on February 13th.
On February 16th, AAHI staff, Health Promoters and interns attended a very informative training at Holy Cross Hospital, Self-Advocacy and Local Health Delivery. To wrap up the month, AAHI held a health promoter meeting on February 24th. The meeting was very enlightening for AAHI staff and Health Promoters, as Sharla Quintanilla, Program Manager II presented on Medical Assistance and Entitlements Access.
A special thanks to all our partners for allowing us to attend these events and for continuing to work with AAHI in our efforts for building a healthier community.