We aim to share the first-hand experience and lessons in working with an LEP population garnered by its network of medical professionals and interpreters, to build a series of educational programs facilitating learning among these underserved communities and populations to learn, share and improve health literacy and knowledge.
We are committed to providing free educational seminars for Low English Proficiency Communities in New York City.
Our signature “Improving Our Health Literacy” workshop series include:
- Some Cultural Differences between Chinese & Western Medicine: a Medical Interpreter’s Perspective
- Some Basics about Emergency Medical Services
- Getting to Know Some Common Procedures
- Get to Know Our Body” and Get to Know Some Basic Medical Terms
- Language Access Laws and Regulations
We delivered our first workshop titled “Cultual Difference between Chinese and Western Medicines” in Indochina Sino-American Community Center (ISACC) at 170 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002 on August 12, 2011. Since then, we have been working with multiple non-profit organizations in Chinatown to promote health and language access information and also fitness and healthy lifestyle through interactive workshops, seminars and classes. Everything is run by volunteers and we are extremely grateful for all the speakers who graciously share their time and expertise with all these undeserved communities.
More recently, we concluded two seminars regarding Language Access Laws and Regulations for Chinese Planing Council in Flushing, NY and lower Manhattan in May 2018. Special thanks to our guest speaker, Ms. Claudia Calhoon, Director of Health Policy from New York Immigration Coalition! Thanks everyone for coming!
On July 22, 2019, we invited Ms. Elizabeth Rose, NP to conduct a seminar titled “Getting to Know Major Imaging Tests” (See the details) at Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association at 62 Mott St, New York, NY 10013 in collaboration with VNSNY-CHINATOWN Neighborhood NORC. Many thanks to Ms.Rose, our audience and the press! Please see the links to reportage at our Facebook page.
Simultaneously, in order to promote healthier lifestyle and encourage more people to exercise, we provide pro bono fitness classes from time to time by licensed experienced fitness instructors. On May 5, 2016, we danced Zumba with members in VNSNY-CHINATOWN Neighborhood NORC from 2 to 3 pm. Great success and everybody had fun!
Please see pictures about events mentioned above at our Facebook page.
Our upcoming seminars and fitness classes will be announced soon. Please stay tuned!