Filipino Community Cancer Collaborative partners are now part of a new Filipino health education and outreach collaboration – the Alliance for Filipino American Community Health Workers. Recently the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (NYU CASAA) and Kalusugan Coalition, Inc. (KC) received funds from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to support activities that aim to promote heart health among underserved and minority populations. This funding will specifically support the development of the Alliance of Filipino American Community Health Workers. You can read more about the Heart Health Project in the press release.
Currently, this Alliance will strengthen the capacity of community health workers from three partner sites: the Filipino Community Cancer Collaborative (SF Bay Area), Pan-American Concerned Citizens Action League (Hudson, NJ) and Kalusugan Community Services (San Diego County, CA). All three groups are being trained and will maintain a peer-to-peer mentorship system to facilitate the success of implementing NHLBI’s Healthy Heart, Healthy Family (HHHF) curriculum education among the Filipino communities.
Thank you to the following FCCC related organizations who participated in the Alliance of Filipino American Community Health Workers’s training in July 2012: Health Ways, Pilipino Senior Resource Center, Mabuhay Health Center, San Mateo County Health System, American Cancer Society, and Stanford Cancer Institute.
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming Filipino Heart Health classes to start in September 2012. If you are interested in joining the SF Bay Area partner site of the Alliance for Filipino American Community Health Workers and/or becoming a volunteer Community Health Worker, please contact FCCC.