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YOUTH: NCPP Youth Coalition Presents to Daly City Council Meeting 6-25-2012

Since September 2011, the NCPP Youth Coalition had been working on an academic-year-long project on Responsible Alcohol Merchant Awards (RAMA) in Daly City.  NCPP youth received technical assistance throughout the year from Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), with trainings on Environmental Prevention, Data Collection & Analysis, and Building a Findings & Recommendations Report.  In the Spring of this year, the youth have been collecting data on the number of alcohol retail outlets within a two-mile radius of Jefferson High School.  Once the data was collected and analyzed, the youth chose 10 of the closest alcohol retail outlets within walking distance of Jefferson High to conduct observational surveys.  The results of those surveys were then organized with the help of YLI, and the youth presented their Findings & Recommendations Report at the June 25, 2012 meeting of the City Council of Daly City.  The presentation was well-received!  Check out the link to the video below (presentation is within the first 5 minutes of the video).

(After clicking link, scroll down to June 25, and click “View video”)
http://www.dalycity.org/City_Hall/Meeting_Agendas_and_Minutes/City_Council.htm

LGBTQQIA: Dr. Jei Africa Receives KQED LGBT Local Hero Award 6-5-2012

Each year, local public television station KQED celebrates the diversity of our community with a special lineup of programs during each Heritage Month (list below).  In addition, KQED honors outstanding individuals during each Heritage Month with a Local Hero Award, given to a selected few nominated by the general public.

Our very own Dr. Jei Africa, the health equity initiatives manager of the Office of Diversity & Equity, under the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services department of San Mateo County, was honored for her work in providing leadership and guidance to promote effective and culturally responsive services into the core functioning of county health services. Jei is also a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified addiction treatment counselor, and maintains a consulting and private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco.  Jei was honored alongside fellow 2012 awardees Jeff Cotter of Rainbow World Fund (RWF), Roger Doughty of Horizons Foundation, and Tom Nolan of Project Open Hand!

The awards ceremony was held in the beautiful Castro Theater, and none other than screenwriter, director, and producer Dustin Lance Black hosted!

Congratulations Jei, Jeff, Roger, and Tom !!

 

KQED List of Heritage Months:
Black History (February)
Women’s History (March)
Asian Pacific American Heritage (May)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender [LGBT] (June)
Latino Heritage (September)
Disability Culture (October)
American Indian Heritage (November)

 

PARTNER EVENTS: Cultural Humility In The Era of Cultural Competence 06-28-2012

If you missed last year’s presentation by Melanie Marie Tervalon, MD, MPH,  on Cultural Humility you can register for a repeat presentation presented by the Office of Diversity and Equity. This is a free training opportunity to improve providers’ cultural competence and understanding of health care disparities. As a bonus, you can receive 3.25 hours of CME/ CEU credit for attending.

(Click the image below to download a PDF of the flyer)

NEWS: PRC Community Outreach Newsletter, May 2012

Featured in this month’s Prevention Research Community (PRC) newsletter includes: alcohol prevention programs in the workplace leads to increased productivity, beer taxes are poised to increase, and media advocacy to discourage underage drinking. Click below to see the May edition of the PRC newsletter.

(Click the screenshot below to download a PDF of the newsletter)

NEWS: South San Francisco Launches Ferry Service to Oakland/Alameda 6-4-2012

After a lengthy planning process, South San Francisco is proud to launch a new commuter ferry service to and from Oakland & Alameda.  NCPP Staff were there to check out the new ferry terminal and snap a few photos.  The place was packed!

For more info and schedules for the ferry service, check out the website HERE.

 

YOUTH: BOOF Presents to NCPP 5-30-2012

Youth from Betting On Our Future (BOOF) presented once again at the NCPP General meeting on 5/30/12.  Alex, who presented at the June 2011 NCPP General Meeting at the Boys & Girls Club of South San Francisco, returned with his peers to present a continuation of their past work with exploring problem gambling among teens in Daly City.  This time around, the BOOF youth screened a video they made in collaboration with Youth Leadership Institute and Baycat on payday lending practices at two local casinos: Lucky Chances (Colma), and Artichoke Joes (San Bruno).  The videos critically examine how payday lending targets and affects lower income communities of color, and yet still remains a legal practice despite astronomical interest rates.  Check out the following links to view both videos.

Payday lending BOOF video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaTqkYhkXAQ

Problem gambling BOOF video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCnSQvFnZoI

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