The Asian Pacific Health Foundation (APHF) hosted one of the busiest outreaches on record this Sunday, March 3rd, 2019! The outreach was held at Community Market in Linda Vista (2612 Daniel Ave, San Diego 92111) from 9:00am - 2:00pm. The outreach site was conveniently located in a neighborhood and it showed great potential for future screenings to assist many individuals around the Linda Vista community. According to our staff, many patients were spreading the word to their friends and families about our services during the event. This resulted in over 40 patients registering for our comprehensive screenings (hepatitis B/C, hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes)!
The mission of APHF is to advance health and wellness for the vulnerable groups in San Diego and Imperial Counties by providing health education and free community health screenings for hepatitis B and C, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol disorders and osteoporosis at community centers. At this event, we were able to expand our services to the Hispanic community and diversify our demographics.
Our foundation would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to Julieta and Daisy from Access2Jobs for providing us an indoor space for our outreach and expressing an interest for a partnership with our foundation for future outreaches. We will most likely be returning and providing our services to this community on a more regular basis.
Outreach and Volunteer Coordinators Megan Cheng, James Cordero, and Vivian Ngo led the outreach operations for set-up and equipment transportation. Their stellar leadership and training ensured an organized work flow for volunteers and staff.
We would like to express our appreciation to all the staff and volunteers at the health outreach:
▪ Binh Tran, PharmD, Program Director
▪ Tino Tran, Pharm D
▪ Thuan Tran, RN, Clinical Practice Manager
▪ Nguyen Vo, PharmD Candidate, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and APHF Program Manager
▪ James Cordero, Megan Cheng, and Vivian Ngo: Outreach and Volunteer Coordinators
▪ Kevin Lam and David Lam: Program Interns
▪ APHF Volunteer members