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VHIO End-of-Semester Celebration

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment

We will be celebrating all of VHIO’s wonderful work this semester with an end-of-semester social this Friday, 12/2 at 6:30pm in 156 Dwinelle.

It will be a potluck, so please sign up for food! In previous years, members have brought a delicious variety of food.

We will also be having an officer application info session for anyone considering applying to be an officer for the 2012-2013 school year. A large number of officers are graduating this year, and all are encouraged to find out more about the role of officers and apply! It is an exciting time for VHIO, as we are continuing to shape the organization and establish new projects.

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Categories: Socials

Support VHIO by Eating Soup, Salad, and Sandwiches!

November 24, 2011 Leave a comment

What: Fundraiser! Print and present this flyer, and 20% of your purchase will go towards supporting VHIO

Where: Stuffed Inn (located at 1829 Euclid Ave)

When: Wednesday 11/30 & Thursday 12/1 1-5pm

Hopefully we will see many VHIO members there so it will be a good opportunity to get to know each other!

Categories: Other

Multicultural Health and Wellness Fair at Oakland

November 20, 2011 Leave a comment

VHIO provided interpretation services at Regeneration Church. Over 300-400 people came so we deem it to be pretty successful. VHIO members helped out with registration and interpreted for screenings (blood pressure, BMI, eyes), flu shot immunization, and at the HealthPAC workshop.

Kristine, one of our Vietnamese volunteers, was also asked what Hepatitis B was and so, had the chance to apply Decal material she learned in a real-life situation!

Since there not many Chinese speaking patients who needed interpreters, our Chinese volunteers helped out with directing patients to screening, serving food among other tasks.

Categories: Outreach Events

Mission Creek Clinic

November 20, 2011 Leave a comment

VHIO interpreters collaborated with Partners in D and Project Brown Bag for the first time on Saturday, November 12. The event was a success! We helped plenty of patients and the majority of these seniors does not speak English. The patients were so grateful for the services provided, and they would love for Parnters in D and Project Brown Bag to come back.

Professional interpreters were present; in addition to providing interpretation services, VHIO was able to gain exposure to and learn from other interpreters.

Categories: Clinics / Screening

Mt. Zion Clinic Flow Powerpoint

November 20, 2011 Leave a comment

New volunteers may find our Mt. Zion clinic flow powerpoint useful. Please look over it before your first clinic, and it may be helpful to look at it your first few times to familiarize yourself.

Don’t hesistate to ask us if you have questions during clinic! Special thanks to clinic coordinators Judy Lim and Angela Chen for compiling this useful guide.

Categories: Clinics / Screening

VHIO November 2011 Newsletter

November 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Please click here to read this month’s newsletter! It debriefs past events, includes a list of upcoming events, and features Agnes Choi in the alumni spotlight.

Categories: Newsletter

October 2011 Events

November 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Mt. Zion Hep B Clinic
Saturday October 1st, 9am-12pm
2330 Post Street at Divisadero

Chinatown Public Health Center Hep B Clinic
Saturday October 8th, 9am-12pm
1490 Mason Street at Broadway

Satellite Housing Clinic
Wednesday October 12th, 9am to 4pm

SRO-CHIP Child Development Workshop Meeting
Wednesday October 12th, 6:30pm
UCSF Parnassus Campus
Rehearse for 10/22 workshop with UCSF nursing & pharm students

Chinatown Health Fair with UCSF Memory and Aging Center
Saturday October 15th, 9am to 4pm
Donaldina Cameron House, SF Chinatown
The Chinatown Health Fair is an annual event, and the main goal of the Asian Health Caucus Booth is screening for and providing information about dementia. Volunteers serve the community by administering a short, cognitive test that screens for early signs of dementia and also providing information about dementia and caregiving for families with dementia. A neurologist is also there to consult with the visitors about their testing results. Volunteers must first attend a training session which will include an introduction to their research, the community, and dementia, what the event will look like on that day, and training to administer the neuropsychological assessment that they will use at the fair. In the past, this session was held on a weekday evening; check this website for updates on a set time.

Chinese Hospital Community Flu Clinic
Saturday October 15th, 10am-1pm
3 Chinese volunteers are needed to help interpret for flu shots. Volunteers may get the chance to learn how to give flu shots. There will be 2 shifts: 9am to 12pm and 12pm to 4pm, and lunch will be provided. We expect a lot of Chinese patients, and the screening will have its own room for its booth at the health fair.

SRO-CHIP Child-development Workshop
Saturday October 22nd, 9am-12:30pm
Chinatown Chinese Congregational Church (confirmed)
21 Walter U Lum Place
How VHIO can help: 1) translate & present, 2) help develop content with UCSF students, 3) help with child care center

VACCEB Health Fair
Thursday October 27th
Vietnamese outreach event

Categories: Newsletter