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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

Website:


South Cove Community Health Center, Administration, 145 South Street, Boston, MA 02111
This Month: Harry Dow on Stage & Lunch with Lisa See  View this email in your browser


This March!
Harry Dow on Stage - 3/17 & 3/18
Lunch with Lisa See - 3/28


Facing Exclusion
Pioneering Activists Harry Hom Dow and Tien Fu Wu
A one-woman performance, adapted farce, and community conversation
Friday, March 17th, 7:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday, March 18th, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Emerson/Paramount Center, Black Box Theatre | 559 Washington St, Boston

Part of ArtsEmerson’s Community Curators program, CHSNE will present a performance of Nutzacrackin’ Immigration and Naturalization depicting a fictional immigration interrogation during the Chinese Exclusion Act. The original script was written by Harry H. Dow (1904-1985), a Suffolk Law School graduate who became the first Chinese-American to pass the Massachusetts Bar exam in 1929. Christina R. Chan, a local actor, playwright, teaching artist and director, adapted the script for this performance. Chan will also present a selection from the one-woman play, Unbinding Our Lives, on the lived experience of Tien Fu Wu (1887-1975), a Chinese women in San Francisco at the turn of twentieth-century.

Featured performers also include Eric Cheung (Yung), Tim Corbett (Chief Inspector), Alexander Holden (Dow), Sophia Koevary (Miss French), Danny Mourino (Rosen), and Josh Santora (Mulloy).

A panel/community conversation connecting this history to present day policy, followed by an audience reflection, will close the program. All ticket proceeds benefit CHSNE. To place an ad in the playbill, click here
Click here for more info & tickets

Co-sponsored by ArtsEmersonRosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies - Suffolk UniversitySouth Cove Community Health CenterTufts Medical Center and National Park Service.

Lunch with Lisa See 
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Tuesday, March 28th, 12:00pm-1:30pm
One Chinatown, BCNC | 99 Albany St, Boston
In partnership with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), attend the first public event hosted at One Chinatown! CHSNE will present a lunchtime conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See on her new novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. A powerful story about two women separated by circumstance, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and a celebration of the bonds of family.
Click here for books & tickets

Sponsored by MEM Tea, Families with Children from China New EnglandTufts University, South Cove Community Health Center and Tufts Medical Center.

China Comes to Tech: 1877-1930
MIT Maihaugen Gallery exhibit
Open now through November 2017 
Since 1887, MIT has been one of the most popular overseas destinations for Chinese students, many seeking to contribute to their country’s modernization through engineering, science, and commerce. 
Organized for the by Prof Emma J. Teng at MIT, China Comes to Tech: 1877-1930 commemorates 140 years of Chinese students at the Institute. Maihaugen Gallery | Building 14N-130, MIT Campus, Cambridge
Click here for more information

CHSNE is a membership-based 501(c)(3)non-profit organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. Please consider becoming a member or donating to help cover our projects and operating expenses
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JIM BROOKS社區穩定法案
(正當理由驅逐法)

一項保護不受任意,不合理,和報復性的驅逐,並確保租認識他們的法律權利和可用 資源,以幫助保持他們的居住房屋。

常問的問題

穩定法”的目的是什麼?

穩定法”是的一項工具幫助對有流離失所風險租戶得到法律指導和資源信息。

“穩定法”何時生效?

該法案必須經市議會批准並由州議會頒布。州議會有一個 兩年的立法週期。目前的周期是從20171月到201812月。如果通過 州立法議會,該法案將最早於2019年生效。

哪些房東會受到該法案的影響?

房東在波士頓擁有六個租賃單位以上。

如果房東出租超過七個單位,但沒有租賃建築有超過六個單位,怎麼辦?

擁有七個或更多租賃單位的房東 -- 即使沒有一個建築物有六個單位以上 會受影。

這是租金管制嗎?

不是。這不是租金管制。該法案不禁止增加租金,也不限制私人租賃價格市場住房。

如果租不支付租金,他們可以被驅逐

可以。該法案不會禁止業主驅逐租客不付租金;它將要求業主向房屋穩定辦公室發送因不付住租金而終止租賃通知。

如果租在單位有犯罪行為或違反租賃條款,他們可以被驅逐嗎?

可以。該法案不會禁止業主以犯罪行為去驅逐租,或違反租賃條款,但要求業主向房屋穩定辦公室發送終止租賃的任何通知。
房東需要把什麼通知到房屋穩定辦公室?

房東必須向房屋穩定辦公室提供任何逼遷通知的副本、拒續簽租約信、或固定期限租賃到期通知,而在其通知簽發兩天提供

如何通知房屋穩定辦公室?

房東或其代理人(包括警員或其他流程服務器)將能通過郵件,  電子郵件或電子網站發送通知給予房屋穩定辦公室。房東或其代理人不應該支付超過此服務的名義費用。

房屋穩定辦公室將如何處理這些通知?

房屋穩定辦公室將向租提供住房資源和法律信息。

房屋穩定辦公室可以為, 因租沒有支付租金而面臨危機和不能支付揭付款,的房東提供什麼協助?

房屋穩定辦公室正在努力開發更多的房東穩定資源。目前,房屋穩定辦公室提供低到無成本的調解服務。房東可以電617.635.4200與工作人員資訊他們的權利和可用資源來幫助他們。

增加租金是否違反第93A章(並被視為違反麻州的 “不公正和欺騙性商業行為”)?

沒有。在租賃期結束時有租金增加,並提供適當通知,不算違反第93A章。

房東能否驅逐一個拒支付租金增加的租客?

是。如果業主決定在租賃期結束時增加租金,租客提供舊租金,房東可以用一個無過錯驅逐去逼遷。

法案會允許公開私人資料嗎?

不會。法律沒有允許將房東或租的姓名公開。該法規定任何通知不得遵守“公共記錄法”的強制性公開規定。如果信息將被公開的話關,其通知或通知的姓名會在編輯公開之前把姓名褪黑。

該法案的通過會否導致租金管制?

這項法案沒有要求租金管制,在未來也不會使租金管制更多或更少可能發生。另一項租金管制法案必須經過市議會和/或州議會批准。

詢更多信息或有關其他問題,請聯絡房屋穩定辦公室617.635.4200 或電信rentalhousing@boston.gov