ABOUT


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.



MISSION


EACH strives to enhance the health and wellness of families and individuals in the Asian community and beyond by providing quality access to information on healthcare options and social services.



VISION


To achieve recognition as a premier center for health and wellness in our community.




CORE VALUES


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




EACH Newsletter


News & Events


THANK YOU - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

On behalf of Enhance Asian Community on Health (EACH), Inc. and the Asian American community in the Greater Boston area, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for funding the grant that enabled the 2016-2018 EACH's Health Empowerment Leverage Program (HELP) -"Healthy Food for Older Adults."  HELP seeks to address health disparities in the older Chinese - speaking adult population through healthy eating literacy training. 


The project has dramatically improved our ability to influence older Chinese - speaking adults' awareness, attitudes, and skills regarding healthy eating and staying healthy through our nutritional education outreach initiatives in the Greater Boston Area. With the generous funding provided by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, EACH was able to achieve its goal of enhancing healthy eating literacy for older Chinese speaking participants of the Healthy Eating Awareness Campaign and other training workshops that promote healthy diets and diet-related chronic disease prevention. 


We appreciate Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for their support of EACH in this manner. Once again, thanks to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for their contributions.

 THANK YOU-Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation



Welcome to the Boston Chinatown Emotional Health Forum

 EACH and ACCESS plan to host a joint  Emotional Health Forum on May 19, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at 244 Harrison Ave in Tai Tung Village,  Chinatown, Boston.  The purpose of this program is to raise awareness, understanding, and solutions for  mental health while providing information on resources and emotional health services. Psychotherapists, pharmacists, and social workers will be present to facilitate the forum and lead the discussion regarding mental health


EACH Celebrates Lunar New Year 2018

 The Lunar New Year started on Feb. 16, 2018 this year, symbolized by the Dog from the Chinese Zodiac. Enhance Asian Community on Health (EACH) has made the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration a much-anticipated annual event.  The purpose of the event is to enrich the local community with various cultural activities and programs.  EACH proudly kicked off the Lunar New Year’s Celebration event at multiple senior home locations from January to February 2018.  Each of the annual Lunar New Year celebration events featured numerous Chinese traditional cultural presentations, including music, dance, martial arts, Taichi,  and food.  In collaboration with our corporate sponsors, over 300 seniors, friends, and families attended the program at the following locations:


1) Unquity House, Milton on Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2) Winter Valley, Milton on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

3) BCEC Chinatown, 120 Shawmut Boston on Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

4) The Moorings at Squantum Gardens, Quincy on Feb. 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

5) Council on Aging, Arlington on Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.



South Shore Asian Mental Health Collaborative 2018-2019


EACH is please to  announce, that on behalf of the Blue Hill Community Health Alliance (CHNA20), Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) and Enhance Asian Community on Health (EACH) have been awarded a grant, which it will use to host Asia Mental Health Symposia and offer quarterly Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)  trainings from January 2018 to June 2019.  Domestic Violence Ended (DOVE), Bay State Community Services (BSCS) and South Shore Mental Health (SSMH) will support these programs. The overall goal of the project is to decrease cultural stigma on mental health, and to address language and cultural barriers for Asian families in South Shore towns with growing Asian populations including Quincy, Briantree, Randolph and Norwood.

Healthy Eating for Older Adults


EACH will be hosting a series of Healthy Eating for Older Adults events in Quarter 4, 2017. The forum is targeted for seniors who wants to learn more about how nutrition and lifestyle changes can promote better health. The event also includes recommendations and support for physical activity in conjunction with sound nutrition practice. The free forum, in partnership with our key sponsors, will be held on :

(a) Thursday, Oct, 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 120 Shawmut Ave., Boston 02118

(b) Thursday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 757 Hancock Street, Quincy


Emotional Health Forum, South Shore


On May 20, 2017, EACH held a free public “Emotional Health Awareness” Forum in Chinese language at South Shore YMCA, Quincy, MA from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  The forum is part of EACH’s Health Empowerment Leverage Program-HELP initiatives to promote awareness and decrease the negative stigma about the importance of emotional and mental health in Asian community.   The forum keynote speaker, Tackey Chan, state legislator serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and guest speakers Psychiatry Emily Wu M.D,  Agnes T. Man LICSW, and Doctor of Pharmacy Samuel T. spoke to 85 Chinese adult and senior participants about  mental health related issues, challenges and community resource supports. 

Kate Lorig Healthy Living Innovation Award

EACH received the Kate Lorig Healthy Living Innovation Award from the Healthy Living Center of Excellence on May 9, 2017.  The Kate Lorig Healthy Living Innovation Award recognizes the innovative efforts of individuals or organizations for their creative thinking, commitment, and implementation of ideas that improve the quality of life for older adults through healthy aging programs.  The Kate Lorig Healthy Living Innovation Award was named in recognizing the leadership and vision that Dr. Kate Lorig has provided to healthy living programs throughout the nation.

Kate Lorig Healthy Living Innovation Award Certificate


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.

我在波士顿-陈王锡平 (Chinese Language)



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.

(Sampan Newspaper March 25, 2016)



Chinese New Year Celebration 2016

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.

(EACH's 1st Anniversary Invitation Flyer)




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.

MOB Coach Graduate Class 2015.pdf



Health and Wellness Program
EACH, Psalms Counseling and United Healthcare jointly organized a Health and Well Being Program-Understanding Depression for Asian seniors at Senior Housing in Boston on May 26th, 2015


Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative (Prevention for Health Caucus.pdf)


Health Benefits University
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.

      Evidence Based Program Workshop Schedule 1H-2015.pdf    





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

Sara Tan BSc, MBA 
President and Executive Director

Hanna Chan FCPA, FCAA 
Vice President

Esther Tsang BSc, CPA 
Director

Mathew T. Bell, PhD  
Director

William Tan BEEE, MBA
Director 

Tracy L. Bell BS in Business Administration, 
Marketing Director

Danna Li, 
Health and Wellness Program Coordinator

Samuel Tan, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
(Doctor of Pharmacy)
Health and Wellness Program
Adviser

Jason Kung, Pharmacy Intern
Communications Adviser

Xioning MSW
Social Work Program Adviser


CORPORATE PARTNERS

& DONORS


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, GRANTORS & SPONSORS



WORKSHOPS,
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.


Diabetic Education

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.


Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance

It is an evidence-based fall prevention program for community-dwelling older adults.  This program is rated by the HHS Administration on Community Living as Top Tier among evidence based prevention programs.


Health & Wellness Events
" Understanding senior vision problem and prevention program" presentation by Tim H,
an Ophthalmologist.

Left- " Manage Depression" Presentation by a Psychotherapist from Psalms Counseling
Right-" Drugs and Medications"Presentation by Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students