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

1730 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213) 553-1830 | Fax: (213) 553-1833
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 OBESITY PREVENTION ALLIANCE (APIOPA)
APIOPAs mission is to power the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community to improve their health by recognizing health disparities and to improve/address social, cultural, environmental, and political factors that contribute to the growing rates of obesity among API residents in Los Angeles County.
We are currently focused on one project. Safe Active Family Environments for Asian and Pacific Islanders (S.A.F.E for APIs) addresses the staggering obesity rates in the Pacific Islander communities by building upon APIOPA’s pilot project in 2007-2009 to increase access to physical activity to Pacific Islander (PI) neighborhoods. Using guidelines that our PI Community Action Group (CAG) developed during the pilot project, we advocate that public parks adopt standards for safety, cleanliness and culturally competent family programming to promote active and healthy lifestyles.

Services Offered

  • Community Outreach
  • Community Education
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Collection of Data and Resources
  • Network/Relationships with various API health organizations
  • Organizational Capacity Trainings

SSG Program Since: 2010 (In existence since 2007)

605 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 720, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213) 553-8491 | Fax: (213) 553-1822
Website: www.apiopa.org

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CHILDREN’S DENTAL AND OUTREACH PROJECT (CDOP)
The mission of the Children’s Dental and Outreach Project is to decrease the likelihood of permanent oral damage, malnutrition, and general debilitation and infection in its target population. CDOP provides dental health education and no-cost dental care to students from low-income families preparing for kindergarten through high school in the following eight school districts: Hacienda/La Puente, Rowland District, Baldwin Park, El Monte, Bassett, Mountain View, Covina Valley and Pomona.

Services Offered

  • Dental treatment (cleaning, fillings, extractions)
  • School-based dental screenings and dental health education

SSG Program Since: 1974

c/o Northam Elementary School
17800 Renault Street, La Puente, CA 91744
Tel: (626) 964-4798 | Fax: (626) 964-0749

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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

1730 West Olympic Blvd., 3rd Floor, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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

1730 West Olympic Blvd., 3A Floor, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213) 553-1884 | 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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