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ADMIN: Recap on today’s string of updates 8-15-2012

Hi Folks!

Doing this media stuff is hard work!  Whew!  After a long while since the last update on this Blog, I’ve finally gotten around to finally editing down the many pictures from events we’ve participated in over the past few months.

Here’s a quick recap of the updates I posted today, many of which have been backdated to be in chronological order:

1) BOOF Presented to NCPP 5/30/12

2) South San Francisco Launched Ferry Service to Oakland & Alameda 6/4/12

3) Dr. Jei Africa honored with a 2012 KQED LGBT Local Hero Award 6/5/12

4) NCPP Youth Coalition presents their RAMA project to Daly City Council 6/25/12

5) Interns from the Office of Diversity & Equity present on their Experience 7/20/12

6) Asian American Recovery Services is hiring a Family Partner ASAP in South San Francisco 8/15/12

 

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COMMUNITY: Office of Diversity & Equity Interns Present on their Experience 7-20-2012

Mitchell Xiong and Omar Aljundi, both students from San Francisco State University, interned with the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services’ Office of Diversity & Equity (ODE) as part of their culminating experience course in the Health Education program.  The interns presented on what they learned in working with the 7 cultural competency initiatives under the ODE.

The 7 cultural competence initiatives under the Office of Diversity & Equity include:
-African American Planning Initiative
-Chinese Health Initiative
-Filipino Mental Health Initiative
-Latino Collaborative
-Pacific Islander Initiative
-PRIDE Initiative
-Spirituality Initiative

For more information, click on the logo below to download the brochure.

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)