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In recognition of Hepatitis Testing Day, the Asian Pacific Health Foundation (APHF) organized a Community Health Fair at Holy Family Catholic Church (1957 Coolidge St San Diego, CA 92111) on May 19th. This event was a great celebration of Hepatitis Testing Day with a wide range of services, excellent presentations to the community, and attendance of over 20 members.
The mission of APHF is to advance health and wellness for the vulnerable groups in San Diego and Imperial Counties by providing health education and free community health screenings for hepatitis B and C, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol disorders and osteoporosis at community centers. At this event, in addition to offering all of these tests to the community, we hosted Educational Presentations on Viral Hepatitis (presented by Dr. Sonny Le, PharmD) and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (presented by Dr. Lena Truong, PharmD). Both presenters are Post-graduate Pharmacy Residents at the University of San Diego Healthcare System. We also organized a poster presentation on Alcoholic Liver Disease (by Thao Pharm, PharmD Candidate) from UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
We would like to express our appreciation to Thanh Tien Nguyen, President of Vietnamese Congregation, for working with us in planning and advertising the event to the community. We also would like to thank our presenters, Drs. Sonny Le and Lena Truong from UCSD Healthcare System, for their time in preparing and presenting comprehensive talks on Hepatitis topics in celebration of Hepatitis Testing Day. Our relationships with community leaders is a vital component of APHF’s mission, and this collaboration was a model for the successful offerings of APHF services in community events.
Attached are some pictures from the health fair. Please feel free to spread the word about our activities!