Tag Archives: Prevention

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)

 

PHOTOS: 15th Annual Communities in Action Recognition Event 05-18-2012

NCPP Youth Coalition members, family, and staff attended the 15th Annual Communities in Action Recognition Event at the William Walker Recreation Center in Foster City.  See the gallery below for pictures of the event, including recognition for the NCPP Youth Coalition and our fellow youth leaders and partners from Teens Making A Change in Pacifica (T-MAC) and Pacifica Partnership.

 

North County Prevention Partnership Youth Coalition members with Assemblyman Jerry Hill at the 15th Annual Communities in Action Recognition Event at the William Walker Recreation Center in Foster City, 05-18-2012

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.

(Click on image to download PDF)