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Community Members from Pacifica and Daly City Coming Together to Learn About RBST Policy on 09-05-13

SEPT.5, 2013 (THURS): Community members living and working in Daly City and Pacifica attended NCPP’s Responsible Beverage Server Training (RBST) Policy Informational Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to educate the community about what RBST policy is, how it is effectively working in other communities, and what it can look like in Daly City and Pacifica.Attendees also participated in rich discussion.

Representatives from the City of Pacifica Council, City of Daly City Council, Pacifica Police Department, Daly City Police Department, Daly City Youth Health Center, Parent Teacher Student Association, Asian American Recovery Services, Jefferson Union High School District, Prevention Research Center, Teens Making a Change Youth Council, and other community members were present.

LisaMarie Miramontes, PhD. (Prevention Research Center) engaging in a group discussion with Jeremy Curimao (Teens Making a Change Youth Council)

By 2015, NCPP seeks to pass a mandatory RBST policy in both Daly City and Pacifica which would allow alcohol merchants to be trained on the laws and policies revolving around serving to minors and obviously intoxicated individuals.

In order to make that happen, the partnership is aware that it is important to work with everyone in the community, which includes alcohol merchants, parents, police departments, city councilmembers, youth, the media, and more.

Passing a mandatory RBST policy affects everyone. NCPP hopes to bring a group of people together to ensure that the policy we work on brings positive change.

NCPP will be having a “Policy Workgroup Kick-Off Meeting,” on November 7, 2013 from 3:30PM-5:00PM at the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) Office in Room 226.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Mary Bier, NCPP Consultant, at marykbier@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENT: API Health Parity Coalition Meeting September 5, 2013

*****API Health Parity Coalition Meeting****

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 3:30-5p 

Chinatown Child Development Center, 720 Sacramento St, SF

*Welcome & Introductions

Led by APIHPC Co-Chairs Judy Young & Christina Shea

*Mental Health Project Updates

Led by APIHPC Coordinators Heidi Tuason & Natalie Ah Soon

*Digital Stories Screening & Discussion

Led by APIHPC Coordinator Heidi Tuason 

Please RSVP by Tuesday Sept 3 to apihpc@gmail.com.

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*****WHAT IS DIGITAL STORYTELLING?***** 

Digital Storytelling is a creative and innovative method of participatory practice that engages ordinary people to use digital tools (still & moving pictures, music, sound, text, and narrative voice) in an expressive way to tell their stories in short 3-5 minute films.

 API Health Parity Coalition, in partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling, conducted intensive 3-day workshops that included reflective writing, shared group story circles, group affirmation and feedback, guided reflection and script writing, audio recording of the storytellers’ voice, video editing learning (even for people with limited computer skills), and assisted digital story crafting and refining. 

API Health Parity Coalition hopes to use these stories about mental wellness for community education, anti-stigma campaigns, and advocacy to policymakers/funders.

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The Asian & Pacific Islander Health Parity Coalition is a coalition of 30+ agencies in San Francisco that serve API communities. They envision healthy Asian & Pacific Islander (API) communities in San Francisco. Their mission is to achieve health parity for San Francisco’s Asian & Pacific Islander communities by identifying and addressing health and healthcare issues.

Click the image below to download the PDF flier.

API Digital Stories

ANNOUNCEMENT: YLI Youth of Color Forum on Thu August 22, 2013

The Youth Leadership Institute and YO! Mateo would like to invite youth of color to a unique community event:

 

  • FREE food, drinks and giveaways.
  • YO! Mateo Are We Sweet Enough? is holding a community forum for youth of color to discuss the new Sugar Sweetened Beverage (SSB) tax in San Mateo County. This issue is more than a health equity problem, but one of racial justice. The tax is meant to help prevent diabetes and obesity but in doing so will financially impact working class families and youth of color. Therefore, this community forum is a place for youth to voice their support, questions, and concerns.

WHY ATTEND?

  • This community forum is the first of its kind where youth of color have been asked to VOICE their opinion on a local tax.
  • Youth participants who are involved will be able to influence decisions local government makes and ultimately impact the communities they live in.
  • Represent an unheard voice in our community.

WHEN and WHERE?

  • Thursday, August 22, 2013 (5:00-6:30PM)
  • 387 Grand Ave. South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • Dinner is provided.

RSVP

  • Respond by Monday, August 19th, 2013
  • Contact Anthony T. Calegari-Heimuli (650) 347-4963 or aheimuli@yli.org

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