Archive for August, 2011

Info Session

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

The VHIO information session will be Tuesday 8/30 and Wednesday 8/31 from 8-9pm in 24 Wheeler. Both info sessions are identical. Slides from the presentation will be uploaded to this website afterwards, so don’t worry if you have other commitments at the same time.

Bring any of your friends who are interested and your questions!

Lastly, please note that the application due date has been changed from Tuesday 9/6 to Monday 9/5 at 11:59.

Categories: Applications

Diabetes, Hypertension, Cholesterol Screening at Autumn Moon Festival

August 28, 2011 Leave a comment

VHIO will be helping with interpretation for UCSF at the 7th Annual Sunset District Autumn Moon Festival on Saturday, September 3rd from 10AM-5PM. We are expecting a large turn-out of Chinese-speaking patients!

Categories: Clinics / Screening

August 2011 Events

August 28, 2011 Leave a comment

SRO-CHIP Women’s Focus Group
Monday August 1, 5:15-7:30
We are asking women in Chinatown about their thoughts on parent-child relationships and mental health. VHIO volunteers are welcome to sit it.

Mt. Zion Clinic
Saturday August 6, 9am-12pm
2330 Post Street at Divisadero

SRO-CHIP Men’s Focus Group
Saturday August 6, 12:15-2:30
Dr. Yu from CPHC will moderate the session. We will gauge perspectives on the 4 topics mentioned from men living in Chinatown. We need someone (preferably male) who is fluent in Cantonese to translate the session into English on the laptop during the session.

Visitation Valley Health Fair
Saturday August 6, 9:30-2:00
700 Velasco, SF
We need health volunteers to assist with height and weight measuring, vision screening, nutrition education.

Chinatown Public Health Center
Saturday August 13, 9am-12pm
1490 Mason Street at Broadway

Chinatown Health Fair
Friday August 25, 2pm-6pm
888 Clay, SF
We need health volunteers to assist with height and weight measuring, vision screening, nutrition education. This health fair is targeted towards children, and we expect about 70 children to get screened.

Fresh Start Families Festival
Saturday August 27th, 12pm-5pm
DeFremery Park (1651 Adeline Street, Oakland)
VHIO will be providing interpretation services in a number of booths at this festival. We will be assisting with intake, blood pressure screening, hight/weight checks, diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, HIV screening, bone barrow typing, mobile dental services, mobile optometric services, and free immunizations for children. Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish interpreters are needed. We will also be tabling to let the community and other organizations know about the services we provide.

Korean Cultural Day Festival
Saturday August 27th, 9am-3pm
Union Square
The goal is to inform as many people as possible of the disease and for them to get screened if they have not already done so. Volunteers will stand in front of the booth to attract people for more info. Create good energy and be friendly to the public!

Chinatown Streetfest
Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28th, 10am-4pm
Alta Bates seeks Cantonese and Mandarin speakers to assist with blood pressure screening. Shifts are 2 hours, and volunteering will be done on an individual basis. For more information or to sign up, contact Arlene Swinderman at 510-869-8229 or

Categories: Newsletter

VHIO Brochure

August 19, 2011 Leave a comment

If you are interested in joining VHIO as a volunteer or collaborating with our organization, please take a look at our new brochure. Click here for the inside and here for the outside of our 3-folded brochure.

Categories: Applications

Upcoming Health Fair for Children

August 1, 2011 1 comment

Wu Yee Hospital needs our help screening children for height and weight measuring, vision screening, nutrition education. Although they are expecting many Chinese-speaking patients, it is a good opportunity for all language groups to gain basic clinical health fair experience and to learn how to work with children.

Event 1: Visitation Valley Health Fair
Date: Sat, Aug 6
Time: 930am – 2pm
location: 700 Velasco
Est # of children to be screened: 60-70

Event 2: Chinatown Health Fair
Date: Friday, Aug 26 (tentatively)
Time: 2 – 6location: 888 Clay, San Francisco
Est # of children to be screened: 60-70

Categories: Clinics / Screening

Korean Outreach Update

August 1, 2011 Leave a comment

We are continuing to volunteer at monthly KCHS clinics. The BMI/BP clinic takes place at the recently established Oakland Senior Center. The Hep B vaccination clinic has been focusing on outreach to recruit more patients. It seems difficult for Koreans to come to the hour-long vaccination since many have to work on weekends, or they forget. Any outreach ideas are appreciated.

We are also continuing with the monthly Alta Bates Mammogram clinic, which includes a verbal interview and breast examination with the nurse practioner, in addition to a mammogram taken by a technician.

There is a Korean Cancer Conference on September 10th. This is the first time that this conference is being held, and we need as much help as we can get! There is a good chance there would be much
Korean interpretation involved.

Categories: Outreach Events