Thursday, October 25, 2012

Free Workshop: Tackling Grant Budgets

AAHI will be hosting a FREE technical assistance workshop as part of the E.C.H.O. Project. The workshops are designed as a series of practical and professional technical assistance training workshops to empower and enhance the ability of community leaders to develop culturally and linguistically competent health programming to serve Asian Americans in Montgomery County.

Tackling Grant Budgets
Date: Monday, December 3, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, Spring & Ellsworth Rooms, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Are you interested in applying for a grant? Do you want to learn how to write an effective grant budget? A grant budget is an important tool that helps build trust with the funder and demonstrates a good return on their investment. Attend this free workshop to learn how to develop a realistic grant budget that will strengthen your proposal. 
RSVP is required and space is limited. Please RSVP online by Friday, November 16, 2012.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Wana Jin, AAHI Program Coordinator, via email or telephone at 240-777-1871. We hope you join us in building a healthy community.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Job Posting: Services Coordinator

Background Information 
The Welcome Back Center of Suburban Maryland is a program within the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. The Center is an innovative model that builds on the personal and professional assets of internationally-trained health professionals to help them re-enter the health workforce. This is part of a larger effort to increase the number of culturally and linguistically competent health professionals working in Maryland.
For an overall description of the Center, go to

Position Description
Under the guidance and supervision of the Manager of the Center, the Services Coordinator is responsible for planning and organizing key administrative services and carrying out associated activities needed to ensure effective and efficient fiscal, logistical, and administrative support for the Center. Specific duties include:

  • Respond to inquiries from potential participants and collect relevant information in the Center’s database. 
  • Under the guidance of the Manager, administer and prepare the Center’s annual budget, prepare payments, monitor established individual budget targets, and prepare fiscal reports. 
  • Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of policies and administrative procedures, including revenue generating activities.
  • Coordinate activities pertaining to the maintenance of the Center’s database and webpage.
  • Coordinate senior staff calendars, and provide necessary support to conduct Center meetings with its Advisory Council and partners, including logistics, preparation of meeting agenda and summaries, identification of issues requiring further action, and follow-up. 
  • Respond to Center’s participants financial assistance inquiries. 
  • Assist with the implementation of program evaluation activities and the development of programmatic reports. 
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.  
Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in business administration or related field, and three years experience providing administrative/logistic office support and supporting management with key fiscal and administrative functions. 
  • Considerable knowledge of standard office practices and procedures including organization and management office services. 
  • Experience working with diverse immigrant populations. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy of persons documents, data, and communications. 
  • Bilingual in English and one of the following languages: Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. 
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge and experience in relevant software applications, and ability to work with the Internet.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, courtesy and tact in responding to telephone callers and office visitors and make proper disposition of problems. 
  • Ability to work independently on multiple and varied administrative tasks. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. 
The contractor will be paid in the 40’s plus benefits. Offer great working environment for mentoring and professional networking.

Interested applicants should send their resumes with a cover letter by November 7, 2012 to

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Grant Opportunity!

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is currently accepting applications for the FY 2014 Community Services Grants Program. The deadline for submission is 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012. 

Details about the grant and application materials are available online:

A Pre-Submission meeting will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 4-5pm at 401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. The purpose of this meeting is to answer questions about the program and application. Attendance is not mandatory. Please RSVP by Monday, October 29, 2012 by emailing or calling Alma Laxa, Executive Administrative Assistant, at (240) 777-1211.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Community Events/Resources

Montgomery County Flu Vaccination Clinics for Residents
Montgomery County clinics will offer FREE flu vaccinations by appointment only. A flu vaccination is needed every year because viruses are constantly changing. The flu vaccine is manufactured each year to keep up with the flu viruses as they change. “Flu season is around the corner,” said Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Ulder J. Tillman, “and vaccination is the best way to protect against getting the flu. I urge everyone over the age of six months to get vaccinated.”

For more information about dates, locations, and appointments, go to or call 240-777-0311.

Free Lung Cancer Screening Study
The Holy Cross Hospital Cancer Institute is recruiting participants for a research study on lung cancer. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you could receive a free lung cancer screening. For more information, see the flyer below and contact Holy Cross Hospital at 301-754-7695.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Free Hepatitis B Services @ Fil-Am Ministry of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church

AAHI has been working with the Filipino-American Ministry of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and the Migrant Heritage Commission to coordinate a Hepatitis B project for the Filipino community. Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease that disproportionately affects Asian Americans. Filipino Americans are 3 times more likely to develop liver cancer caused by Hepatitis B than Caucasians.

This Sunday, October 7 at 6pm, the Fil-Am Ministry will host an educational workshop for the community to learn about Hepatitis B and how to prevent it. In the weeks following the workshop, free Hepatitis B screening tests, results, and vaccines will be available for eligible participants.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Participants must be a Montgomery County, MD resident and 18 years or older. To register, call either:
Mr. Tony Calaro at 240-460-3609
Mr. Carl Abella at 301-908-6788
Ms. Isidora Badua at 202-412-4116
Mr. Jesse Gatchalian at 202-631-8856