Archive for October, 2011

VHIO in the UCSF News

October 25, 2011 Leave a comment

There is a UCSF article in the series UCSF: Committed to the City. It highlights the hepatitis B clinic at Chinatown Public Health Center which we provide interpretation services for and emphasizes how VHIO interpreters pools our unique skills with UCSF students. Click here to read more.

Categories: Other

Alzheimer’s Screening, Chinatown Health Fair, and Flu Clinic on 10/15

October 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Last Saturday on October 15th was a busy day for VHIO.

At the annual Chinatown Health Fair, VHIO volunteers helped with the Alzheimer’s screening by managing clinic flow, facilitating intake, administering a neurological exam, and interpreting during a consultation with a doctor. VHIO volunteers served over 40 patients. A few volunteers also helped with the hearing services booth.

At the Flu Clinic in Chinese Hospital, we were able to help with the administration of flu and pneumococcal vaccines. Most of the patients were senior citizens, and about 200 patients received vaccinations at the clinic.

A special thanks to our volunteers that weekend!

Categories: Clinics / Screening

VHIO in Korea Times

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

There is an article in the SF Korea Times featuring VHIO! Click here to read more.

Categories: Other

Rock Climbing Social

October 17, 2011 Leave a comment

VHIO will be going rock climbing either on Friday October 21st or October 28th (depending on what works best for everyone), at around 6:30pm. Please fill out the Doodle sent out in the email, and hope to see you there!

Categories: Socials

SRO-CHIP Child Development Workshop Details

October 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Help with SRO-CHIP’s next workshop, which will focus on educating community members for child education:

Mon 10/10, 8pm
ooVoo video conference

Wed 10/12, 6:30 pm
Child development workshop: rehearse before 10/22 workshop
Location: UCSF Parnassus

Sat 10/22, 9-12:30 am
Actual Child development workshop!
Location: Chinatown Chinese Congregational Church
21 Walter U Lum Place
San Francisco, CA 94108

Categories: Clinics / Screening

VHIO October 2011 Newsletter

October 8, 2011 Leave a comment

The October 2011 newsletter features successful September events, including orientation for all members as well as several volunteering events in which volunteers interpreted for a variety of services. A lot of exciting outreach is also going on, especially for Korean and Vietnamese. The newsletter also includes an alumni spotlight on former director Casey Tsai, now at medical school in Cornell. A special thanks to our secretary Karen Wong for compiling this issue!

The newsletter can be found here.

Categories: Newsletter

Continuing Increase in Korean Patients at Hep B Clinics

October 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Mt. Zion had over 20 new patients today, and most of them are Korean. Since we told them about the Chinatown Public Health Center clinic as well, we may start bringing Korean interpreters there as well. We will also work on translating the intake forms. It’s great that we are getting a new population in hep B clinics that we have not reached before!

Categories: Clinics / Screening