Enhance Asian Community on Health, Inc. (aka EACH) founded in 2014, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation operates exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.
EACH's mission is to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families of all ages, especially those within the Asian community by providing quality access to information on healthcare options and social services.
To be recognized as the premier center for health and well-being in our community.
EACH 's core values are Compassion, Integrity, Dignity and Respect.
WHAT WE DO
At EACH, we offer a wide range of health and well-being programs and services to the Asian Community. Current programs include the followings:
Collaborate with healthcare service providers to provide workshops, sponsor forums and events, and seminars for promoting health and well-being such as Evidence-Based Programs and other wellness programs, specifically target disparities and risk factors of concern among Asian Americans;
Provide resource and informational support to assist with applications for appropriate Federal/Massachusetts health plans, and needs based benefits programs for those individuals and families who lack adequate healthcare due to cultural, linguistic, or economic barriers; Asian language Translation
(Healthcare access and benefits programs include ACA, Medicare, OneCare, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Programs-SNAP, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program-LIHEAP, Supplemental Security Income-SSI, State Pharmacy Assistance Program-SPAP, state property tax relief, pharmaceutical assistance and other related programs)
Provide internships and volunteering opportunities for those who are interested in the community health field, in addition to seeking practical experience in charity settings
Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) Campaign Kick Off and Advocacy Day
On March 1, 2017 EACH attended the Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund’s advocacy day at the Massachusetts State House. With more than 150 people in attendance, including 20 legislators, community members rallied in support for the protection and continued funding for PWTF. The event included many community members and health service providers that are served and funded through the Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund. With the support of the Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund, EACH has touched the lives of many Chinese seniors through our numerous programs and workshops targeted to enhance the health and wellbeing of our communities.
(L) Community members and service providers attend in support of Prevention &Wellness Trust Fund.
(R) May Lam Chan testifies how EACH and the funding by PWTF has changed her life.
EACH on the Radio
EACH was featured on Boston No.1 Chinese Radio AM 1470. Sara Tan, President and CEO of EACH was interviewed live stressing the importance of understanding mental health and where to seek help.
Prevention Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) State House Informational Hearing
PWTF Informational hearing was held in Massachusetts State House on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.The intent of the meeting was to update the Joint Committee members on Public Health about the progress of PWTF, a program that supports local partnerships working to prevent chronic health conditions. (Photo: Manet's CEO Cynthia Sierra testifying before the Joint Committee on Public Health about the success of PWTF grant funded wellness programs on June 14th. With her are fellow Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative partners Sara Tan (EACH) and Karen Paterson and program participant Siu Yim Ma.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation 2016 "Healthy Food for Every Age' Grants
On May 18, 2016, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation announced it has awarded $205,950 in new "Healthy Food for Every Age" grants to 22 not-for-profit initiatives in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. EACH is one of the 22 grant recipients. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation News Release pdf
EACH To Host Emotional Health Forum
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, EACH held its first Emotional Health Forum, targeting the Asian Community. With the supports from our sponsors and partners, the forum offered over 95 attendees an opportunity to hear from both Bruce Chen Ph.D. a Visiting Scholar, Harvard University Fairbank Center and a panel of health providers on mental and emotional health issues confronting the community and how to manage them. Emotional Health Forum Flyer情绪健康座谈会
Seniors Attend Fall Prevention Seminar
A fall prevention seminar " A Matter of Balance" took place on March 18, at the American Chinese Christian Educational and Social Services (ACCESS). A total of 13 seniors from Tai Tung Village attended. The seminar was led by Hanna Chan, VP of EACH. She conducted seminar in Cantonese, which was the fourth session of an eight part course.
EACH collaborated again with the Arlington Council on Aging in presenting our second Chinese New Year Celebration on Tuesday, February 9 from noon-3:30 pm at the Arlington Senior Center. Over 75 seniors attended this year celebration. (Arlington Senior Center Feb. 2016 News)
PWTF Learning Summit: Exploring Health Equity in Massachusetts
On January 12, 2016, Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) organized a PWTF Learning Summit at Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, MA. Enhance Asian Community on Health (EACH), a partner organization collaborated with Manet Community Health Center in the presentation on Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative's health equity work.
EACH's 1st Anniversary Celebration
EACH celebrated its first year anniversary at 757 Hancock St, Quincy on October 26, 2015. Over 100 guests and dignitaries were in attendance. The celebration started with Inaugural Speeches by the invited dignitaries, followed by Health Benefits Option presentations, and a variety program-Asian Musical Choir and Dance.
Matter of Balance-Coach Graduate Class of June 2015
Upcoming MOB course for prospective lay-leaders will take place in YMCA Quincy on June 18th and 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is an eight-hours coach training taught by EACH's certified master trainers. After an eight-hours training course, trained volunteers, called coaches can conduct class of eight two-hour sessions for groups of 10 to 12 seniors. There they will show seniors how to reduce the fear of falling and increase the level of activities. Training and materials are free, however due to limited seating registration is required. Classes are conducted entirely in spoken Chinese.
SHINE Health Benefits University (HBU) presented by The SHINE Program, on April 9, 2015 from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. McCormack Building, Boston MA. The SHINE Program ( Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) is a state health insurance assistance program that provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts resident with Medicare and their caregivers. SHINE.pdf
EACH's QATV Interview
Sara Tan, President and Hanna Chan, Vice President of EACH spoke with Joe Catalano, producer of Quincy Access Television (QATV) and host of the TV program "Currently in Quincy". The interview will be replayed on the Channel 8-Quincy Access Program Show at 5.00 p.m, on March 30, 2015. QATV Video Interview (YouTube)
Evidence-Based Programs (EBPs)
A Matter of Balance”-Managing Concerns about Falls and Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)-My Life, My Health workshop schedules for the first half of 2015 are as follows. Workshops are highly interactive, provide mutual support, and build participants' confidence to manage their health and remain active. There is no fee for the workshops,however due to limited seating registration is required.Workshops will be conducted in Chinese language.
Enhance Asian Community on Health, Inc. will hold a forum on need-based public benefits programs with the primary focus being on the Medicare Parts C,D Extra Help (or Low-Income Subsidy, LIS), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP), State Pharmacy Assistance Program
March 8, 2015 from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
218 Walnut Street, Newton MA
(Language-Cantonese and Mandarin)
VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS
EACH’s programs pivot heavily on many volunteers to participate and deliver services to individuals and families who are in need of helps. We are constantly looking for dedicated volunteers to serve in the organization. We will provide on job training as well as training provided by Federal and State agencies or healthcare service providers. If you are interested in volunteering with the Enhance Asian Community on Health, please contact us.
Jerry Yu (left), a full-time co-op student from the Northeastern University joined EACH as an intern.
Two Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students, (Center) Hanna Kim and Sam T, from the Northeastern University volunteered at the community fair.
Joelle Sulistio (Right) a recent graduate of Skidmore College, NY joined EACH as a Volunteer.
Our Members at EACH
Esther Tsang BSc, CPA
Mathew T. Bell, PhD
William Tan BEEE, MBA
TracyL.Bell BS in Business Administration,
Eva Wang, MSc in Nutrition
Health and Wellness Program Adviser
Samuel Tan, Pharm.D.
(Doctor of Pharmacy)
Health and Wellness Program Adviser
Social Work Program Adviser
EACH’s programs depend mainly on the generosity of supporters, donors and partners, like you. Your financial contributions help sustain EACH and benefit the Asian community which we humbly serve.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Sponsoring EACH’s health and well-being programs, newsletters and events provides you with unique opportunities to connect intimately with the Asian community, to build brand awareness and show your company’s support of an important cause: further the nonprofit’s mission.
To find out how your corporation can sponsor or partner with EACH,
please contact us.
EACH's PARTNERS & SPONSORS
Thank You Sponsors !
SEMINARS & EVENTS
Evidence Based Programs
"A Matter of Balance"-Managing Concerns About Falls is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have this concern. It is based upon research conducted by the Roybal Center for Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University.
" Chronic Disease Self-Management Program-My Life, My Health"
is a participant education program developed by Stanford University's Patient Education Department. The workshop is designed to help people learn to manage their chronic conditions and improve the quality of their lives.
Free 6-week workshop for those living with or caring for someone with diabetes or pre-diabetes to learn skills to prevent, manage and cope with the disease.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® Program
is for individuals who are ready to quit smoking now. Because most people know that smoking is dangerous to their health, the program focuses almost exclusively on how to quit, not why to quit.
Health & Wellness Events
" Understanding senior vision problem and prevention program" presentation by Tim H,
Left- " Manage Depression" Presentation by a Psychotherapist from Psalms Counseling
Right-" Drugs and Medications"Presentation by Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students