Wednesday, February 27, 2013

HOC Waverly House Hepatitis B Lecture

Last week on February 20, AAHI gave a health lecture at one of the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) senior housing complexes to educate Chinese-speaking residents about hepatitis B. Health Promoters conducted the presentation in Chinese, which included a general overview of hepatitis B, screening and prevention, as well as a number of community resources. 

02-20-13 Waverly House HepB Lecture

Monday, February 25, 2013

MCPS Prekindergarten and Head Start Programs

For income-eligible families with children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2013, including children with disabilities.

Registration for Prekindergarten and Head Start classes for the 2013-2014 school year will begin on March 1, 2013. Families are encouraged to register by September 1, 2013 to ensure MCPS bus transportation.

Walk-in applications will be accepted Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., at Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Room 141, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

You must bring the following documents:

1) U.S. Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport
Children who are not U.S. citizens MUST first register with the School Counseling, Residency and International Admissions Office. Call 301-230-0686 for an appointment.
2) Family Income Verification (include all persons working or receiving income in household)
      –2012 1040 tax statement, including all W2’s, and 3 current pay stubs for each job; if self-employed, submit Schedule “C” (Profit and Loss from Business) and Form 1099;
      –Proof of additional income sources (i.e., child support court order or notarized letter showing dollar amount, unemployment, Temporary Cash Assistance, rental income, Social Security, notarized financial support letter showing dollar amount, etc.)
3) Acceptable Proof of Montgomery County Residence
      –Current property tax bill or deed and current utility bill (if HOMEOWNER)
      –Copy of current lease and utility bill (if RENTER) and Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) letter, if applicable
      –Notarized Shared Housing Disclosure: MCPS Form 335-74 (if sharing housing and/or living with others); AND copy of homeowner’s property tax bill, deed, or renter’s current lease; AND owner’s utility bill; AND 3 documents mailed to the parent/guardian at the shared housing address. 
4) Parent’s/Guardian’s Photo Identification  
5) Additional Supporting Documents (i.e., Child Care Provider Name, Address, and Telephone Number; Child’s Medical Insurance Information; Food Stamps; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program; Child Care Subsidy Vouchers; Rental/Utilities Assistance; Individualized Education Program (IEP); Court Documents for Custody/Guardianship/Foster Care), if applicable. 

For more information, phone 301-230-0676, or TTY phone, 301-230-5462. You can also visit online at the MCPS Early Childhood Programs and Services website.  

MCPS Pre-K and Head Start Program Flyer (English)
MCPS Pre-K and Head Start Program Flyer (Chinese)
MCPS Pre-K and Head Start Program Flyer (Korean)
MCPS Pre-K and Head Start Program Flyer (Vietnamese)  

Friday, February 22, 2013

Annual Heart Health Event with AAHP and HCH


On Saturday, February 16, AAHI participated in the 6th Annual Heart Health Screening & Education Event. The African American Health Program and the Holy Cross Hospital Community Health Department celebrated Heart Health Month by hosting an event where participants received free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, oral cancer, glaucoma, and vision. AAHI provided carbon monoxide screenings and educated community members on health topics breast cancer, diabetes, and patient-physician communication as well as local resources.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Chinese Cultural & Community Servi​ce Center (CCACC) Community Service Fair

On Saturday, February 16, AAHI took part in CCACC's Community Service Fair at Lakeforest Mall. Community organizations from the area shared information about their services with the community. AAHI provided information on important health topics including cancer, diabetes, hepatitis B, and osteoporosis. A number of mall patrons enjoyed spinning the Wheel of Health Education and learning more about breast cancer. 

We would like to express our thanks to CCACC for allowing us to participate in this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February is Heart Health Month!

Did you know that heart disease is number one leading cause of death in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death among Asian Americans? Certain health conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, and family history can put you at greater risk for developing heart disease. Other risk factors associated with heart disease include lifestyle choices such as physical inactivity and cigarette smoking. The good news: heart disease is both controllable and preventable. To learn more about heart disease and how to reduce your risk today, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Be sure to spread the word to your friends and family!