Open Health Diabetes is a three-year project funded by The California Wellness Foundation with the grant period from July 2008 to July 2011.
The project is a comprehensive diabetes management and awareness Program for a minimum of 240 low-income senior in Los Angeles. The project addresses diabetes a major problem in the Filipino community. Program participants will be primarily low-income Filipino American and other Asian/Pacific Islander age 55years and older who are experiencing and are at high risk for diabetes and have limited access to health and nutrition.
Smart Health Campaign Healthy Tayo, or Advocacy for Health, is a 4-year project funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies and The California Community Foundation. ASK is a community driven model program that promotes civic engagement among Filipino immigrant baby boomers through leadership development and skills building. The project's participants will gain valuable tools to become agents of change that will enhance the health of the entire community by advocating for the addition of healthy options in Filipino restaurants in Historic Filipinotown and Eagle Rock.
In collaboration with surrounding community organizations, churches, schools, and other institutions, including the Philippine Consulate, we provide case management services to individuals and/or families needing help on issues of abuse, homelessness, health access, immigration/deportation and food security.
ESCAPA is a consortium project under the fiscal agency and lead of The Chinatown Service Center. Partners in this project include the Korean Health Education Information and Resource Center and the Little Tokyo Service Center. The goal of this project is to prevent crisis and unnecessary institutionalization of older adults with declining physical and psychological geriatric functioning. Clients are referred to and from the partner organizations. Full care management is provided to adults who are functionally impaired in order to prevent crisis and inappropriate institutionalization. Clients are thoroughly assessed of their needs and assisted or linked to appropriate services until all goals of the client care plan are met.
Started in 1981 as a response to the increasing numbers of Filipino WWII veterans becoming homeless, the FilVET program is the cornerstone of FASGI's community program. FilVET is a multidimensional program that includes the following services: benefits enrollment assistance, education, socialization, food distribution, case management, health outreach and transitional housing. Through this program, FASGI is connected with National Association of Filipino Veterans for Equity (NAFVE), National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NAFFAA), American Coalition for Filipino Veterans (ACFV), Confederation of Boholanos USA and Canada (CONBUSAC).
FILVOTE is FASGI's non-partisan voter engagement project whose mission is to unite Filipino Americans across ideological, religious, and class differences toward gaining genuine political power in the U.S.
Since its creation in 1996, FILVOTE has registered over 25,000 Filipino American voters in LA County, held multiple candidate fora and conducted voter behavior research. In 2000, FASGI partnered with AFL-CIO to implement a national FILVOTE project.
FASGI is proud of its Filipino heritage. As such, FASGI works closely with the Philippine government's National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in hosting cultural performances, exhibits and other events that promote Filipino culture in the United States.
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