Filipino Mental Health Initiative (FMHI) Celebrating 10th Anniversary in San Bruno Senior Center

The Filipino Mental Health Initiative (FMHI) is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 11 am – 3 pm at the San Bruno Senior Center (1555 Crystal Springs Rd, San Bruno, CA)

There will be FREE Filipino food, Filipino food cooking demo by Astig Vegan, Zumba, therapy dogs, raffle prizes and more!  A special appearance by Miss California 2016. For more information, please see flyer.

There is still space available for organizations to table at the event’s Community Health.  Please contact


The OTHER OPTION for Cancer Treatment: Clinical Trials

The Stanford Cancer Institute will hold its fifth annual Clinical Trials Awareness Week from April 18 – 22, 2016 in the Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto. This event aims to foster awareness care among patients, caregivers and the community-at-large, about cancer clinical trials and how they advance cancer care.

Why are cancer clinical trials important? Clinical trials improve cancer survival rates, because they help progress new ways to detect cancer, reduce cancer risks and treat cancer with novel therapies. To make novel therapies more quickly available as a standard of care for patients, more people need to partake in clinical research. The American Cancer Society reports that “the 5-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed in 2004 – 2010 was 68 percent, up from 49 percent in 1975 – 1977” (2015).

Why do we need to promote awareness? A poll from the Harris Interactive Survey in 2001 showed that 85 percent of cancer patient respondents “…were either unaware or unsure that participation in a clinical trial was an option at the time of diagnosis” (National Cancer Institute, 2016). The lack of awareness is evident in current trial enrollment rates, in which less than 5 percent of adult cancer patients participate in a clinical treatment trial (Meropol et al., 2015). Furthermore, enrollment rates at five National Cancer Institute–designated cancer centers revealed significantly lower percentages of racial/ethnic minority participation in treatment studies (Hawk et al., 2014). Diverse participation is essential for gaining knowledge on how cancer treatments work on different populations.

Stanford’s Cancer Clinical Trials Awareness Week will have an information desk and research poster exhibit display available throughout the week. This year’s program will feature oncology research talks by Stanford faculty members and Q&A research poster sessions with research staff. Participants will be eligible for a raffle prize drawing at the talks and giveaway item at the poster sessions. The Stanford Cancer Institute offers more than 250 clinical trials and can assist patients with finding trials at Stanford. For more details about the program, please visit online or call 650.498.7061.

ALLICE 9th Annual Our Family, Our Future

ALLICE Kumares and Kumpares invite you to the 9th Annual Our Family, Our Future

ALLICE is a community–based and volunteer-run outreach team focusing on Domestic Violence Prevention and community empowerment. “Our Family, Our Future” is a free educational program to promote health and safety inside and outside of our homes. Our goal is to inform the community about the resources available to foster healthy and safety communities.

“Puso Ng Pinoy” Movement for Organ Donation

The California Transplant Donor Network is asking the community to support “Puso Ng Pinoy” by promoting the cause and attending a kick-off event on December 7, 2013, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the St. Andrews Church, 1571 Southgate Ave., Daly City.

The non-profit California Transplant Donor Network (CTDN) is leading this effort.  It is a movement that focuses on inspiring the Filipino ethnic community of the San Francisco Bay Area to talk with their families about registering as organ and tissue donors, so that Filipinos can indeed help Filipinos. Learn about Filipinos whose lives were save by organ donation through the CTDN website.

For more information on Puso Ng Pinoy, contact Joey Sison at 510-844-1859 or email at

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Bay Area’s Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center is Helping to Fight Against Cancer

The Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center (PBRC) is inviting the public to a series of community education seminars addressing cancer awareness and risk reduction. Tobacco cessation classes, nutrition education and physical activities are part of the program.  This program is sponsored by the Stanford Hospital & Clinics Community Partnership Program, a collaboration with the Stanford Cancer Institute, to support activities that aim to reduce cancer-related health disparities among minority groups and underserved populations in San Mateo County.

Studies clearly indicate that tobacco remains a scourge and a major cause of heart disease and other cancers. Even with advances in early detection and treatment, discouraging people from smoking remains the best strategy. Findings further indicate that non-English-speaking groups are at greater risk for initiating smoking or continuing smoking, and highlight the need for tailored interventions.

PBRC will facilitate overcoming linguistic and cultural barriers by including use of on-site professional interpreters and translated material in order to deliver cancer risk reduction strategies. Taught in Tagalog and English, PBRC’s Program will replicate existing cancer awareness programs, with cultural modifications.

The tobacco cessation class using the Breathe California Ash Kickers curriculum, will be held at 5:30pm on Wednesdays May 8, 15, 22, Thursday May 23 and Wednesday May 29, 2013 at PBRC located on 2121 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City, California.

For more information, please call Liza, Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center, at 650.992.9110.

Filipino Heart Health Classes starting Feb. 2013 in San Francisco and Daly City


Starting February 2013, HealthWays and Pilipino Senior Resource Center will be offering the Healthy Heart, Health Family education series again. These classes will be held in San Francisco and Daly City. The FREE classes are being offered to help Filipinos take better care of themselves and their families. Both community organizations are part of the Alliance for Filipino American Community Health Workers. Read more about the coalition.

HealthWays Classes (Flyer)

  • Tuesday, February 19 at 6pm – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 26 at 6pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday, March 5 at 6pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday, March 12 at 6pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday, March 19 at 6pm – 8:30pm

Location: Lunch Box Cafe, 901 Campus Drive, Daly City, CA

To join, please contact HealthWays at: (650) 746-3316 or email

Pilipino Senior Resource Center Classes (Flyer)

  • Tues. February 5, 2013 at 12pm – 3 pm
  • Tues. February 12, 2013 at 12pm – 3 pm
  • Tues. February 19, 2013 at 12pm – 3 pm
  • Tues. February 26, 2013 at 12pm – 3 pm
  • Tues. March 5, 2013 at 12pm – 3 pm
  • Tues. March 12, 2013 at 12pm – 3 pm

*Light lunch served*

Location: Pilipino Senior Resource Center, 953 Mission St., Ste. # 61, San Francisco, CA

To join, please contact PSRC at: (415) 278 – 0484 or email