The Hep B Project hosted an educational workshop today at the Lao Family Community Development Inc, located in Oakland. The Lao Family Community Development delivers asset development, financial education, employment services, and family support to immigrants refugees, asylees, and low-income U.S. nationals. The presentation today was to outreach to Burmese and Mien immigrants. Over 50 attended our hepatitis B workshop and translation services were provided by the center. It proved a great opportunity to outreach to underrepresented populations and we look forward to hosting more events here in the future.
Today the Hep B Project headed to Oakland and the Regeneration Church (pictured below) to provide on-site hepatitis B education to the community. Attendees included Cantonese, Burmese, and Vietnamese community members. The many different ethnicities provided the opportunity to reach out to some relatively untapped communities. The six volunteers got the chance to reach out to the 125 community members in attendance and to enjoy some great food provided by the church! We look forward to working with them in the future and hopefully providing an on-site screening at this location.
Below is the most recent photo of our entire group, taken at our recent social. We have over 40 volunteers whose dedication makes all of our work possible.The recent social was a great way for us to come together to get to know each other better, and recognize all of our achievements for the past year.
A preliminary version of the Hep B Project's ARC GIS Mapping Project has been completed and promises to make outreaching to Alameda County even easier. The project was awarded the $10,000 CITRUS grant earlier this year to assist with the creation of an interactive map showing us visually where our different patient come from. By building this mapping system, we can easily find churches and community centers next to hot spots where there are a large amount of positive or naive patients and subsequently outreach to them. A big thanks to Flora and our entire Tech Team for making this happen!
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