Tag Archives: Health

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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NEWS: Ferry service launching at Oyster Point in South San Francisco 06-04-2012

Commuters from the East Bay will now be able to board a ferry from Oakland or Alameda destined for South San Francisco at Oyster Point.  Shuttle service from the ferry terminal will provide free rides to most major employers in the area (19 stops).  Fare is $7 one-way, and the first week of service is free via reservation.  Join us on June 4th at 10am for the inauguration and terminal opening ceremony!

PHOTOS: Pacific Islander Honoring Our Wellness Day 05-12-2012

Photos from Honoring Our Wellness Day at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in San Mateo.

Audience watching the Pacific Islander Anti-Stigma skit video performed by the Pacific Islander Initiative as part of a larger cultural competency initiative by Behavioral Health & Recovery Services of San Mateo County.

 

PARTNER EVENTS: Working With Filipinos: History, Culture & Perspectives 06-07-2012

The Filipino Mental Health Initiative (FMHI) is conducting a FREE training aimed at clinical providers, educators, school counselors, and administrators who work with Filipino clients and students.  Lunch will be served and certificates of attendance will be given.

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PHOTOS: Pacific Islander Town Hall @ Alta Loma Middle School 05-22-2012

Congresswoman Jackie Speier held a Town Hall for the Pacific Islander community at Alta Loma Middle School in South San Francisco.  Pacific Islander community organizers and leaders were honored for their work, and had an opportunity to address their concerns with Congresswoman Speier.  Check out the picture gallery below!

Congresswoman Jackie Speier with honorees from the Pacific Islander community at Alta Loma Middle School in South San Francisco.

 

COMMUNITY: Behind the Smiles 04-26-2012

Behind the Smiles is a forum by the Filipino Mental Health Initiative, in collaboration with the Autism Hearts Foundation to raise awareness of health issues in the Filipino community. Health issues from mental illness to substance abuse are often hidden and ignored in the Filipino community. The goal of Behind the Smiles will be to educate and provide resources for those within the community, by overcoming the stigma of looking for help.

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