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English for New Bostonians, BPS Office of English Language Learners, C&W Services, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Plymouth Rock Assurance Foundation, The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and The Cabot Family Charitable Trust invite you to

Building Family-School Partnerships 
Through Immigrant Parent ESOL Classes
May 1, 2017 - 9:00-11:00am
Boston School Committee Chambers
2300 Washington St
Roxbury, MA 02119


Immigrants and refugees across the country are facing animosity and fear like never before. Hear from immigrant ESOL students and educational thought leaders about one innovative Boston-based initiative, ESOL for Parents and Caregivers, geared towards engaging parents of BPS students and bolstering their role in their children's educational futures.

The event will feature Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang and Assistant Superintendents Dr. Frances Esparza and Monica Roberts, Susan Klaw, an adult educator and developer of the ESOL for Parents and Caregivers curriculum, and immigrant parents who will speak about how they now have a growing impact at the family, school, and district levels. Remarks and awards will be followed by a panel discussion and Q and A. This forum will showcase the range of ESOL parents' programming throughout the city and highlight collaborations among ENB; BPS Offices of English Language Learners, Engagement, and Adult and Community Services; and community organizations.

Event is sponsored by C&W Services, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, The Plymouth Rock Assurance Foundation, and The Nellie Mae Education Foundation.



English for New Bostonians - English Works Campaign
105 Chauncy St., 4th Fl., Boston, MA 02111
 www.englishfornewbostonians.org  www.english-works.org
(617) 982-6860

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Join us for the Grand Opening of the BCNC Pao Arts Center

12:00 PM - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
1:00-4:00 PM - Activities for All Ages
4:00-5:00 PM - Musical Performance, Workshop & Lecture: "Kevin So Brings it Back Home" http://www.artweekboston.org/event/kevin-so-brings-it-back-home/
5:00-7:00 PM - Opening Reception: Inaugural Exhibition by Ching Mei

Free | All ages | RSVP here: https://tinyuArtsrl.com/BCNC

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

The Pao Arts Center is Chinatown's first community-based arts center and Boston's new dedicated Asian American and Asian immigrant cultural space. For more info: http://bcnc.net/pao-arts-center

BCNC is proud to be part of ArtWeek Boston: http://www.artweekboston.org/

Friday, June 9th, 2017
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
6:00pm-10:00pm


Emcee: Karen Holmes Ward, WCVB's Director of Public Affairs and Community Services and Executive Producer of City Line.

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Sponsorship and Ticket Options

  

UNDERWRITER: $50,000+  
ORCHID: $30,000+
GLADIOLA: $20,000+
CHRYSANTHEMUM: $10,000 +
CHERRY BLOSSOM: $5,000+
WATER LILY: $3,000+
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$220 per ticket/$2100 per group of 10
(Early Bird Discount by 11pm 05/10/2017)
$250 per ticket/$2250 per group of 10


* To purchase tickets or sponsorships by telephone (Check/Credit Card), contact Tong Gao (617)-426 9492 x205. Or email tgao@aaca-boston.org. * 




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Gala Chairs 
Governor Charlie Baker
Mayor Marty Walsh
  
Honorary Committee
US Senator Ed Markey
Congressman Michael Capuano
Congresswoman Katherine Clark
Senator Joseph Boncore
Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz
Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
Senator Jason M. Lewis
Representative Donald Wong
Pres City Council Michelle Wu
City Councilor Ayanna Pressley
City Councilor Bill Linehan
Director-General Scott Lai
Consul Gen Rokuichiro Michii
Consul Gen Joseph Milano
Consul Gen Emilio Rabasa
Paul Chan
Michael Corcoran
John Drew
Pam Eddinger
Richard Gavegnano
Amy Guen
Alejandra St.Guillen
Dan Kramer
Anthony Monaco
Keith Motley
Robert Newman
Lee Pelton
Bob Rivers
Eric Schultz
Clifford Scott
Pin Tai
Michael Taylor
Michael Wagne


About us:

AACA Founded in 1967 as the Chinese American Civic Association and re-named in 1992, the Asian American Civic Association continues to serve the greater Boston immigrant community in a variety of ways. 
Today, the Asian American Civic Association provides limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training and social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency.
AACA has served and advocated for the needs of immigrants and other economically disadvantaged people since 1967. AACA serves clients from over 80 countries. Focused on economic self-sufficiency and participation in American society, AACA provides a range of services, including English classes, social services, job training, college preparation and a post-graduate retention program. AACA has over 100 Employer Partners and College Partners. 
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Asian American Civic Association, 87 Tyler Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 0211

We are a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women's health and wellness through education, advocacy, and support.

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Join the AWFH team at the ATASK Community 5K Race on Saturday, April 8th, at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir!
  • Run/Walk with friends & family

  • Donate on behalf of AWFH
  • Organize or Join a TEAM as a benefiting charity and raise funds for your cause.
  • Show Your SUPPORT for nonprofits that serve the Asian community

  • ENJOY the scenery
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617.767.1071

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NEWS & NOTES
Stay informed on what's happening at ACDC
30th Anniversary
Heart of the Community Dim Sum Breakfast

When: Friday, April 28 at 7:30AM
Where: China Pearl Restaurant - 9 Tyler Street, Boston, MA 02111

Come celebrate 30 years of building affordable homes, empowering families and strengthening communities with ACDC.


In honor of our 30th anniversary, we've been working with filmmaker Ken Eng (My Life in ChinaKokoyakyu: High School Baseball) to create a special video to share the stories of a few of our founding board members, residents, and youth leaders.

Join us at the breakfast to watch the exclusive premiere of the video!
88 Hudson Update

The second phase of our affordable developments on Parcel 24, 51 affordable condos, will be completed soon!

Applications will be available in person on the following dates and times. 
Location: Management Office - 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111
  • Monday, March 20, 2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM 
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM 
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM 
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:00PM - 7:00PM 
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Informational Meetings will be held on the following dates/times: 
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:00pm at 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30pm at Boston Public Library, Fields Corner Branch, 1520 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02122

Pedestrian Safety in Chinatown on NBC Boston
Angie and one of our residents, Mary, was recently interviewed by NBC Boston about pedestrian safety in Chinatown. 

Last summer, ACDC youth and other partner organizations worked on a Pedestrian Safety Campaign, that resulted in multiple structural improvements along Kneeland Street. 

ACDC  is collaborating with other Chinatown organizations to apply to Boston's Slow Streets program for Chinatown, and if selected, additional structural improvements will be made to prioritize pedestrian safety. We are hoping to get 500 signatures for a petition to support our application.



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SCCHC E-NEWS
March 2017
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Greetings from South Cove! 

Dear South Cove Staff, Patients, Supporters and Friends, 

Eugene Welch

We are going through many changes, but this is not the time to panic! It is the time for us all to work together and be true to our mission.  Remember, our job has not changed in the last 45 years, and that is to take care of the legal, non-English speaking Asian immigrants with respect, compassion, and linguistic strength.   

Remember, working together we are much stronger! 

Let me thank you for all you do.

   
Sincerely, 
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Eugene Welch
CEO/Executive Director
In This Issue

South Cove is Expanding to Malden! 
A plan in the works to open a 5th clinic 

South Cove Community Health Center has been exploring the possibility of opening a clinic in Malden for some time.  According to the 2010 Census, Malden has the 3rd largest Asian population after Boston and Quincy.  A Malden clinic makes sense not only because of its Asian presence but also because South Cove's many existing patients are from Malden.  The vision of a location in Malden, first and foremost, aims to bring our services to existing patients, many of them elders who would greatly benefit from a clinic that is right in their backyard. 


We are thrilled to announce that after over a year of actively exploring different opportunities, we have finally settled on a building that has the potential to deliver our vision.   On February 23, 2017, South Cove officially purchased a piece of property on 277 Commercial Street, which we hope to begin remodeling into a state-of-the-art clinic as soon as we receive the green light from the Malden Planning Board.  The remodeled one-story clinic will have 13,782 square feet, with 76 parking spaces.  It will provide internal medicine, Ob/Gyn, pediatrics, lab and optometry care, along with a team of social services staff whose primary job function is to help patients obtain federal and/or state health coverage.  
3-dimensional rendering of the proposed Malden Clinic
We are excited, both for the health center and our patients, at the prospect of delivering culturally competent care to our existing and new patients from the Malden area.  

American Psychiatric Association Honors Dr. Albert Yeung
Dr. Yeung receives the Kun-Po Soo Award
Dr. Albert Yeung
Dr. Albert Yeung, South Cove's Co-Medical Director and the Head of the Behavioral Health Department, has been selected as the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association's Kun-Po Soo Award. The award, established in 1987, recognizes an individual who "has made significant contributions toward understanding the impact and import of Asian cultural heritage in areas relevant to psychiatry."  Additionally,  the award seeks  to "encourage scholarship and research in culture-specific mental health issues and treatment needs of Asian populations."  

Dr. Yeung has accepted the award and will be traveling to San Diego this May to be recognized at APA's Annual Meeting.  He will also be delivering a lecture titled "Culturally Sensitive Collaborative Treatment (CSCT) for Chinese Patients with Depression in Primary Care," based on his work at South Cove.   



In accepting this award, Dr. Yeung expressed his appreciation and gratitude to both Eugene Welch and South Cove. 



To Eugene: 

"I feel honored and I appreciate your strong support over the years, without which these work would not be possible." 



To South Cove:  

"I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to serve at South Cove.  Our patients are our best teachers." 

Congratulatory note from Eugene Welch, ED:
I'd like to express our sincere congratulations for Dr. Albert Yeung receiving another prestigious acknowledgement of his contribution toward the understanding and the impact of the Asian culture as it relates to psychiatry.  Again, to Dr. Albert Yeung, congratulations on a job well done.

Dr. Yeung has dedicated his career to researching, studying and understanding mental health issues facing Asian Americans; he is at the forefront in the treatment of depression among Asian Americans.   We cannot be more proud of Dr. Yeung and we are thrilled that his work at South Cove is being recognized on a national level.  

Dr. Qiyue Hu and Patient Interviewed on Diabetes Screening Among Asian Americans 
Implicit bias may exist in screening Asian Americans for Type 2 diabetes

WGBH, in partnership with PRI (Public Radio International), interviewed Dr. Hu and a patient of his with Type 2 diabetes on the prevalence of diabetes among Asians and its under-diagnosis. 

According to the article, Asians are two times more likely than Caucasians to develop diabetes and yet there is a startling estimate that "more than half of Asian Americans with Type 2 diabetes don't even know they have it."  To find out why that is, Dr. Elizabeth Tung of the University of Chicago conducted a study and concluded that Asians "had 34% lower odds of being screened than whites."  When factors such as educational level, health accessibility, and insurance status could not explain the discrepancy, Dr. Tung was left to ponder if implicit bias played a role. 

Tung suggested that "either patients don't ask for diabetes screening because they think they are not at risk, or physicians don't screen their patients because they think their Asian patients are healthier and at lower risk."

WGBH, working on a story based on the findings of Dr. Tung's study, approached South Cove and sought Dr. Hu's opinion on the subject.  For his part, Dr. Hu feels the health center does a good job in terms of screening.  But he also stressed that regardless of the ethnicity of the clinician or the patient, as long as doctors follow the guidelines - ADA changed its recommendation to screen Asians at a lower body mass index two years ago - it would be hard to miss anything.    

SCCHC Upholds Its High Standards with Renewed Joint Commission Accreditation 

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The 3-day survey covered everything from clinical operations to policies to board governance. The team of two, which consisted of a physician and a nurse/administrator, did their job by conducting a comprehensive examination of the health center's entire operation. They looked at policies & procedures, inspected the physical facilities and observed staff-patient interactions. They quizzed staff on health center protocols, equipment handling as well as specific knowledge related to the job. The surveyors posed tough questions and left no stone unturned. Though the process was thorough and at times draining, we felt that we had been ready and responded well to the surveyors' fine-toothed comb approach.   

At the end of the survey, the collective feeling from all involved was a sense of accomplishment and of course, a sense of relief! The Commission cited us on some items and made recommendations for improvement going forward.  We felt that the result of the survey was positive and were pleased with our overall performance.   Eugene Welch thanked all staff for their effort and a job well done! 
 
The Joint Commission certificate "is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards." Obtaining this accreditation is considered the pinnacle for healthcare organizations; it means that all our systems: clinical, financial and administrative meet the high standards set by the Joint Commission. SCCHC first obtained the golden seal of approval in 2001, the most recent re-accreditation renewed our status to October 2019.  We are proud to will have been a Joint Commission accredited healthcare organization for almost 20 years by 2019 without interruption, this is a remarkable feat and a record that we hope to keep extending.   

Happy Lunar New Year of the Rooster

Cleaning houses thoroughly, shopping for new clothes and sporting a new hairdo are all indications that the lunar new year celebration is near!  In China, as well as other parts of Asia, lunar new year remains the single biggest celebration of the year and the longest, as it is a 15-day celebration.  This year's spring festival, what the Chinese refers to as the new year holidays, kicked off on Saturday, January 28, officially ushering in the year of the Rooster.



2017 is Year 4715 in the lunar calendar and the year of the Fire Rooster.  In addition to the zodiac sign that runs on a 12-year cycle, each year is also represented by an element according to the Chinese Five Elements (metal, water, wood, fire and earth) Theory.


South Cove marked its own new year celebration at the Washington Street clinic on February 2, with a lion dance by the Josiah Quincy School students.  The Quincy School has a lunar new year celebration every year, it has become a tradition for the lion dance troupe to pay a visit to the clinic following the conclusion of the school's celebration.  As always, the lion cubs (since the dance is performed by 5th graders, appropriately the lions are of smaller size) were a big hit with patients and staff alike. They paraded down the hallway and visited every department to symbolically ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to the clinic.  Though it was a brief 15-minute celebration, nonetheless it brought a smile to everybody as well as a cheery and festive atmosphere normally not associated with clinics.  

South Cove also sponsored and participated in the new year celebrations in Boston Chinatown and Quincy, both of which took place on Sunday, February 12, 2017. 
As everyone settles into the Year of the Rooster, South Cove wishes prosperity, happiness and health to all in year 4715!  

SCCHC Staff and Quincy School Lion Dance Troupe 

SCCHC Administration wishes everyone a prosperous year of the Rooster

SCCHC is Turning 45! 
Save the Date: 9/9/2017

South Cove Community Health Center is turning 45! 

In 1972 a group of volunteers in Chinatown planted the seeds to what is today the premier Asian American community health center of Massachusetts! We owe our humble beginning to those who worked tirelessly to ensure adequate healthcare access to new immigrants facing language and cultural barriers. 45 years later, the health center has stayed true to its mission of serving the underserved and providing quality healthcare at low cost. 

We want to thank everyone who contributed to make SCCHC what it is today. A big celebration is planned for Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the JFK Library and Museum. More information will follow as the date draws near, in the meantime, please mark your calendar and save the date!

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How your donation will help us serve our patients:

$50 -  Fill one uninsured patient's tooth
$100 - Give one uninsured family nutrition class 
$250 - Give one uninsured woman mammogram screening
$500 - Give one uninsured patient proper medication for one year under our 340B Pharmacy program 
$1,000 - Take care of one uninsured patient for medical visits at the health center for one year
Yes! Please take me to the SCCHC Donate page!   

About Us

About South Cove Community Health Center:
Founded in 1972, South Cove is dedicated to improving the health and well being of all medically underserved in Massachusetts with a special focus on Asian Americans. This mission is accomplished by providing high quality, community-based health care and health promotion programs which are accessible, linguistically and culturally competent for these populations.

Services:
Adult Medicine (成人科) Bone Density (骨質篩檢) Ob/Gyn (婦科) Mammography (X光乳房攝影篩檢) Pediatrics (兒科) 
Podiatry (足科) Neurology (神經科) Dentistry (牙科) Optometry (眼科) Member Services (會員服務) Nutrition/WIC (營養科/奶卷) Family Planning (家庭計劃) 340B Pharmacy (藥房) Early Intervention (幼兒培育組) Behavioral Health (行為健康科) Brighton/Allston After-School Enrichment Program (課餘活動中心)

Clinics: 
885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111 
Tel: 617-482-7555 
145 South Street, Boston, MA 02111 
Tel: 617-521-6730 
435 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171 
Tel: 617-318-3300
88 Holmes Street, Quincy, MA 02171
Tel: 617-318-3200

After-School Program: 
Brighton/Allston After-School Enrichment Program:
640 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135
Tel: 617-787-1087

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