Tag Archives: Wellness

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: Stigma Free Kick-Off, San Mateo County September 2013

The stigma around mental illness and substance use can often discourage or prevent individuals from seeking treatment.  Stigma Free San Mateo County is an initiative by San Mateo County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) to eliminate stigma and end the discrimination against people with mental illness and substance use conditions in San Mateo County.

Stigma Free San Mateo County will be hosting a FREE community event on Monday, September 9, 2013, from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Foster City Community Center Wind Room. The event will talk about stigma around mental illness and substance use, the new Stigma Free San Mateo County campaign, and how people can help and/or get involved. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please Save the Date and spread the word to your colleagues, clients and family members. For more information, contact the BHRS Office of Diversity and Equity at ode@smcgov.org or (650) 573-3474.

Click the image below to download the PDF.

Stigma Free Kick-Off Flyer

ANNOUNCEMENT: Presentation on Affordable Care Act and Behavioral Health Care

Daly City Youth Health Center will be hosting a presentation on the Affordable Care Act and Behavioral Health Care. Clara Boyden, with Behavioral Health and Recovery Services of San Mateo County, will share her vast knowledge of the Affordable Care Act implementation, specifically how that will impact Alcohol and Other Drug and Mental Health Services.

Details: Friday, September 6, 10:30-12 at Our Second Home on Price St. in Daly City, California 94015.

Space is limited. RSVP ASAP!

Click on the image below to download the PDF flyer.

Affordable Health Care Act

ANNOUNCEMENT: August 2013 NCPP DFC General Meeting

Our next North County Prevention Partnership (‪#NCPP‬) General Meeting for the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Coalition is on August 27, 2013 (TUE) from 9:00AM-10:30AM. Click on the image for more info!

08.27.2013 DFC General Mtg

Please feel free to contact Ingrid Mapanao at imapanao@aars.org or 650-243-4855 if you have any questions.

Lung Cancer Alliance’s Campaign to End the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Although these ads have been around for a while, I thought it would be nice to share again since there is still a struggle to “de-stigmatize” lung cancer.

Lung cancer is a complicated disease; the two main types of lung cancer are Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer, making up 80-85% of all cases, and typically grows and spreads more slowly than small cell lung cancer. SCLC makes up 15-20% of all lung cancer cases. It is a fast-growing cancer that spreads rapidly to other parts of the body. To read more about NSCLC and SCLC, click here.

Many people believe that if you have lung cancer, you did something to deserve it. What they don’t know is that lung cancer doesn’t discriminate; even non-smokers can get lung cancer. Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer, claiming more lives than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined, but is the least funded.

To learn more about the Lung Cancer Alliance, lung cancer, support and resources, and how you can make a difference, click on the image below.

LungCancerAlliance

A great way to donate or raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research is through the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’s Jog For Jill. Click the image below to learn more about who Jill’s Legacy. There are Jog for Jill’s nationwide, so visit the website to find out when the closest run is for you!

JogForJill

Some facts about lung cancer from jillslegacy.org:

  • 80% of newly diagnosed lung cancer patients either never smoked or quit smoking decades ago.
  • Every three minutes another person is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • The underfunding of lung cancer has kept its survival rate as low as it was in 1971.
  • Lung cancer will not end or be cured if everyone quit smoking right now.