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!
Today the Hep B Project met with representatives for the Lao Family Community Development in Oakland to discuss the possibilities of hosting a health workshop in the future. The Lao Family Community Development, or LFCD, focuses on providing resources to new immigrants and refugees just starting out in the U.S. The Hep B Project is proud to announce it will soon host workshops at the center, especially targeting Burmese and Butanaese patients.
For more information, check out http://www.lcd.org/ and look for our upcoming events!
The Hep B Project just heard back from Hyphen magazine and is thrilled to announce it will be featured in the April Edition coming out next year. The article will address some of the issues and experiences our organization has faced in its two year history, but most importantly it will emphasize the importance of getting screened. This is a great chance for the pr
Alameda County Board Supervisor Wilma Chan in collaboration with the Alameda Health Consortium, Alameda Alliance for Health, Alameda County Medical Center, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Alameda County Public Health Department, AlamedaCounty Social Services Agency, and HealthPAC launched a new consumer website for the uninsured, AChealthcare.org.
ACHealthcare.org is the first website in the country to integrate local health services for low-income, uninsured families in one online location. It will help individuals cross barriers of language and accessibility to find healthcare services in the right language, location, and price range.
Make sure to check our the website and help spread the word!
The Hep B Project is happy to announce we will be hosting a fundraiser at Berkeley's House of Curries on Saturday, October 8. For each customer bringing in our personalized flyer, House of Curries will return 10% of the bill to our project's cause so we can continue to educate, screen, and vaccinate any low-income, uninsured individuals for Hepatitis B. Make sure to come by
The Hep B Project traveled to San Leandro today and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish for another opportunity to outreach to new areas in Alameda County. Our Lady of Good Counsel hosted a summit informing parishioners how best to prepare themselves in case of an emergency. The Hep B Project was there, offering more information about to prepare themselves for Hepatitis B and how to get screened and vaccinated!
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