Health

SSG’s health programs are designed to build healthier communities by addressing chronic disease and barriers to care. Our health programming offers a continuum of prevention and health services for individuals and families.

Below is a list of SSG’s health programs. Click on the program name for more information.

List of programs in alphabetical order:

APAIT
APAIT’s mission is to positively impact the quality of life for medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities through culturally competent and linguistically appropriate programs in Southern California. APAIT’s vision is to advocate, educate and achieve optimal health and well-being for medically underserved communities.

Services Offered

  • Behavioral Health Services including:
    • Benefits Assistance and Case Management
    • Individual, Family and Group Mental Health Counseling
    • Outpatient Substance Use Treatment
    • Occupational Therapy
  • HIV/STD Prevention and Testing Services
  • Capacity Building and Technical Assistance
  • Community Based Participatory Research

SSG Program Since: 1987

3055 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213) 249-9388 | Fax: (213) 389-7993
Website: www.apaitonline.org
Email: apait@apaitonline.org

Additional Location
c/o OCAPICA
12900 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite 220A
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Tel: (714) 636-1349 | Fax: (714) 636-8828

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ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER FORWARD MOVEMENT (APIFM)
Formerly known as API Obesity Prevention Alliance – API Forward Movement’s mission is to cultivate healthy, long-lasting, and vibrant Asian and Pacific Islander communities through grassroots organizing.

Our Vision: We want a world where Asian and Pacific Islander communities – and all communities of color – have full power to access good health and a healthy environment.

Our History: API Forward Movement (APIFM) was founded as the Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance, or APIOPA, in 2007. The founders were a group of community advocates who saw that Asians and Pacific Islanders were being left out of public health efforts to address the obesity epidemic, which is why our organization’s name centered obesity prevention at the time.

Our Work: Since then, the organization’s focus has broadened to ensure APIs are served and represented in efforts to address a range of community health and environmental justice issues. This work has included collaboration with local Asian American farmers and other small farmers of color, building a local food hub to distribute produce from these farmers to small corner stores in LA’s low-income neighborhoods and to the general public via Community Supported Agriculture, as well as environmental justice leadership development with high school youth in San Gabriel Valley. Over the years, we’ve also offered dynamic active living programs, like monthly hiking groups and community bike rides that integrate physical activity with education about the cultural history of LA’s Asian enclaves. More recently, we have also been working on transportation and parks, to ensure that discussions on these key issues include API faces, voices, cultures, and languages. With the support of LA County Department of Public Health’s Champions for Change grant, we’ve also rolled out culturally responsive nutrition education and neighborhood-based advocacy for healthy food access for immigrant communities in Little Tokyo, Koreatown, Historic Filipinotown, and Chinatown.

SSG Program Since: 2010 (In existence since 2007)
905 E 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021
Tel: (213) 553-8491 | Fax: (213) 553-1822
Website: www.apifm.org
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PALS FOR HEALTH/ALAS PARA TU SALUD (PALS)
PALS for Health seeks to improve the health care system’s understanding and support of Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients and families and to increase its capacity to provide quality interpretation and translation assistance. Serving Los Angeles and surrounding counties (Orange, Riverside San Barnardino), PALS for Health also works to inform LEP patients and families of their right to these services and how to access them. Staff and language consultants’ language capacity includes Arabic, Armenian, Farsi, Russian, Spanish and threshold Asian languages (including Tagalog.

Services Offered

  • Interpretation services
  • Translation services
  • Evaluation and training of health care interpreters and translators
  • Continuing education seminars and case conferences for health care interpreters and translators
  • Trainings for consumer and provider groups
  • Advocacy on language access, safety net programs, and early intervention and prevention services
  • Bilingual proficiency testing
  • Health care, breast health and HIV interpreter training services
  • Simultaneous Interpretation Training
  • Translation training
  • Promotores and community health workers training (including training mental health services promoters)
  • Cultural competency and health literacy trainings to providers and community education for consumers

SSG Program Since: 1991

515 Columbia Ave., Suite 320 Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 553-1818
Fax: (213) 553-1876
Email: info@palsforhealth.org
Website: www.palsforhealth.org

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SSG Sustaining Independent Lives with Vital Empowering Resources (SILVER)
*Formerly Older Adults Division (OAD)

SSG SILVER serves disabled adults, older adults, and family caregivers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds with a specialization in working with Asian and Pacific Islander communities. SSGSILVER leads a network of community based organizations sharing a mission to reduce health and mental health disparities for vulnerable populations.

Services Offered

  • Care management
  • Family caregiver supportive services
  • Mental health services
    • Full Service Partnership (API Focus)
    • Field Capable Clinical Services
    • Prevention and Early Intervention
  • Information and referral services

SSG Program Since: 1999

515 Columbia Ave. Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90017                                                                                                                                                                   Tel: (213) 236-9394 | Fax: (213) 236-9662

Additional Locations

Asian Community Service Center
14112 S. Kingsley Dr., Rm. #10, Gardena, CA 90249
Tel: (310) 516-8244 | Fax: (310) 516-7845
St. Barnabas Senior Center
675 S. Carondelet St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tel: (213) 220-4219
San Gabriel Valley Service Center
1441 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733
Tel: (626) 575-5431

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