On Monday, April 2nd, seven innocent lives were abruptly ended in a horrific shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, CA. Most of the victims were Asian. The Healing and Resiliency Summit is convened in memory of those who lost their lives in this tragic incident, and to begin a dialogue on community responses to tragedy, especially for Asian and Pacific Islanders living in the Bay Area.
One of the greatest challenges faced by advocacy efforts is the lack of connection between government bodies that make decisions about priorities and resource allocation, public agencies that
provide services and resources, and marginalized communities. The communities that need the most help and who have the most at stake are often left out of crucial policy discussions. For years, non-profitslike CHAA have worked with communities on the ground through direct services
Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA) and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) are co-sponsoring "A Town Hall – Connecting with Emerging Communities from Bhutan, Burma, Mongolia and Tibet" on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Oakland, CA.
On Monday, April 2nd, seven innocent lives were abruptly ended in a horrific shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, CA. Monday’s tragic incident was particularly shocking and unprecedented for the Tibetan and Sikkimese communities here and everywhere as we mourn the untimely deaths of Sonam Chodon (Tibetan) and Tshering Rinzing Bhutia (Sikkimese).
Job Announcement: Health Equity Program Manager (Alameda County)
Status: Part-Time, 30 hours per week, to start
Location: Oakland, CA
Community Health for Asian American’s (CHAA) Health Equity work includes programs in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, with a focus on community engagement, prevention, early intervention, case management, community-based research, organizing, advocacy, and policy in the areas of mental health, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, HIV, and overall community wellness. Programs work with adults, youth, women, community and faith leaders, and partner organizations from diverse un- and underserved Asian, Pacific Islander and other immigrant and refugee communities. CHAA’s health equity approach is informed by public health, behavioral health, organizing and cultural perspectives, and aims to be relevant to the felt needs and aspirations of the communities we serve.
The Alameda County Health Equity Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day coordination and implementation of three of Community Health for Asian American’s (CHAA) Health Equity programs, including API Connections – a prevention and early intervention mental health program working with multiple unserved API communities; BurmaCare – a medical case management program working with HIV+ Burmese clients; and Sisterhood for Wellness HIV Testing and Prevention – working with API and African immigrant, refugee and asylee women. The position is responsible for coordinating meetings of and communications for the project, with funders, partner agencies, community members, community leadership and community work groups; providing support for program activities; collecting and managing the documentation of project; and providing materials for requisite reports to funders. The Health Equity Program Manager will supervise and coordinate the work of Community Wellness Advocates.