APWC Announces Partnership with UCLA's APA Health CARE Organization
Written by Verena Kwan
November 5, 2014

Verena Kwan
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Domestic violence awareness and services brought to the Asian and Pacific Islander community in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA (November 5, 2014) – The Asian Pacific Women's Center (APWC) today announced their partnership with Asian Pacific American Health Collaboration Access Resource Education (APA Health CARE), a registered health organization at the University of California, Los Angeles.

APWC’s goal in working with APA Health CARE is to increase the accessibility of culturally and linguistically appropriate support services to survivors of domestic violence in Los Angeles County's Asian Pacific Islander community.

Through APWC’s participation in APA Health CARE's numerous health fairs, APWC will have increased opportunity to educate the Asian and Pacific Islander community about domestic violence and provide more services to survivors of domestic violence, especially, survivors who may be unaware of our culturally sensitive services. APA Health CARE's referral system will assist APWC in expanding our reach and services to women and children throughout Los Angeles County.

“APWC is excited to begin this partnership with APA Healthcare because of the hard work and dedication that was needed to develop this partnership, said Kao Tang Ying Moua, APWC’s Volunteer Coordinator. “Through this partnership we plan to reach more than 1000 community members throughout the course of the academic calendar year. Our goal is to educate our Asian Pacific Islander community on the effects of unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence. We would like our community to know we provide supportive services that are linguistically and culturally tailored to meet survivors' needs."

APA HealthCARE’s health fairs focus on the individuals who are at the highest risk: underinsured individuals and families whose income level does not place them below the poverty line. While these individuals have health coverage, there are usually limits in that coverage that often leads to unaffordable health costs. Underinsured individuals are at higher risk than uninsured individuals because there are no safety nets in place for them. APA Health CARE’s health fairs also serve individuals who are underserved due to various barriers such as not having access to a provider who speaks their primary language or not having U.S. citizenship.

Information for the first two health fairs is listed below:

What: Greater Rosemead and SGV 5th Annual Fitness Day and Health Fair
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2014
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Garvey Center in Rosemead (9108 Garvey Ave., Rosemead 91770)
Website: www.fitnessandhealthfair.org

What: Wat Thai Health Fair
Date: Sunday December 7, 2014
Time: 10:30am-2:30pm
Location: 8225 Coldwater Canyon Ave., N. Hollywood 91605

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About the Asian Pacific Women’s Center
Founded in 1993, the Asian Pacific Women’s Center is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to community outreach, raising awareness about domestic violence and the resources available for victims, and fostering violence prevention. Our mission is to provide an environment that is sensitive to the cultural and language needs of Asian and Pacific Islander domestic violence survivors and their families, as they acquire the necessary skills and personal strength for self-sufficiency and violence-free lives. For more information, please visit www.apwcla.org or call (213) 250-2977.

About Asian Pacific American Health Collaboration Access Resource Education The mission of APA Health CARE is to Collaborate with existing health care providers and social services n to improve Access, provide links to Resources, and promote health Education for medically indigent, culturally and linguistically-isolated Asian and Pacific Islander American communities in Los Angeles County.