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					ABOUT US

We are a non-profit organization with 501(C)3 status founded by a group of healthcare
professionals to help the people without health insurance.

The Foundation focuses on disease prevention.
At large Health Fairs twice a year, we provide free screenings for blood pressure, diabetes,
cholesterol, hepatitis B, osteoporosis and other diseases.
At medical outreaches in the community, physicians and pharmacists give presentations on early
detection of breast and cervical cancers, colo-rectal and liver cancers, hepatitis B and other
diseases prevalent in the Asian communities.

The Foundation collaborates with:
* UCSD Medical students and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences student
pharmacists to provide various screening tests
* San Diego Herald Center to run hepatitis B screening events
* Tzu-Chi Foundation to help the underserved populations in San Diego and vicinity
* Hep B Free-San Diego to eradicate hepatitis B in San Diego County

PREVIOUS WORK OF THE FORMER ASIAN PACIFIC HEALTH CENTER, a non-
profit community clinic in East San Diego.
In the eight years of operation from 2001 to 2009, the Center provided low-cost and family-
centered health services to community members regardless of ethnic background.
In the Hepatitis B Prevention Project funded by the California Endowment in 2003 for two and
one-half years, the center has screened nearly 2,000 people and vaccinated more than 800
persons against hepatitis B virus. Additional support from the American Cancer Society has
allowed screening of the disease and organizing seminars for health care providers.

With five annual grants from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure - San Diego, the APHC promoted
early breast cancer detection in the community, and offered free mammograms and Pap smears
to eligible patients through the California Cancer Detection Program.

In 2007-2008, the APHC received a Community Access to Resources (CAR) grant to conduct
outreaches for colo-rectal cancer detection. On December 2, 2007 and yearly afterwards, the
APHC collaborated with the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to
organize Medicare Part D outreaches at the Vietnamese Federation of San Diego offices to help
Medicare recipients select the insurance plans that best fit their prescription medication needs.

				
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