SSG releases a new publication. In 2019 the Blue Shield of California Foundation partnered with A3PCON, SSG R&E and six community organizations (Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers, Korean American Family Services, Koreatown Youth & Community Center, Pacific Asian Counseling Services, South Asian Network, and Center for Pacific Asian Family) to conduct a needs assessment on domestic violence. This study explores risk and protective factors in five Southern California Asian American communities: Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, North Indian Hindu, and Pakistani Muslim. These factors include cultural traditions, norms, attitudes and beliefs, particularly around gender roles, intergenerational family dynamics, intimate relationships, and approaches to child-rearing.
API Forward Movement is ensuring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who live in Los Angeles’ food deserts have access to fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant produce in the midst of a global pandemic.Continue reading “For Asian Americans, food deserts encompass both income and culture”
SSG’s Research & Evaluation Team (R&E) has been working closely with the South Los Angeles BHC (SLABHC) and The California Endowment to help change the negative narrative of South Central Los Angeles with hopes of creating long-term systems change solutions. In close collaboration with the SSG R&E team and other consultants, the SLABHC created a series of podcasts to unpack the health inequities that are driven by oppressive systems that plague the daily lives of South Central residents.Continue reading “Health Disparities in South Los Angeles”
In the wake of Coronavirus, many Los Angeles County residents who are limited english proficient are unable to access medical interpreter services while hospitalized. Reporter Catalina Villegas of Spectrum News 1 interviewed PALS for Health Division Director Mireya Munoz on the shortage and what this means for patients.Continue reading “Interpreter Shortage in Hospitals Due to Pandemic Can Be Deadly”
While many remain Safe at Home, HOPICS staff work the front lines to protect the spread of COVID-19 among the homeless population in South Los Angeles. Thomas Curwen and Benjamin Oreskes of The Los Angeles Times shine light on how the Coronavirus pandemic puts an already vulnerable population at-risk and what HOPICS outreach workers are doing to help.Continue reading “Homeless Outreach Workers and the Coronavirus”
Project 180’s LA Door, “Diversion, Outreach, and Opportunities for Recovery” program aims to help the city’s many homeless drug abusers get clean and stay out of jail.Continue reading “One L.A. prosecutor tries to keep addicts out of court and jail”
A unique SSG divisional collaboration between APAIT and HOPICS has led to the opening of the first ever publicly funded Enhanced Bridge Housing project for transgender women in Los Angeles County.Continue reading “APAIT, HOPICS unveil Casa de Zulma”
APCTC is featured in an NBC Documentary on API mental health and the importance of culturally sensitive mental health services.Continue reading “Depression and suicide among the Asian American population”