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Health Screenings

  • Blood Drives in partnership with American Red Cross
    To address the ongoing blood shortage in our community, AHMC Health Foundation planned three blood drives in 2013, two blood drives in 2014, and two upcoming blood drives in 2015. According to American Red Cross, more than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day, but of the 38% of people eligible to give blood, only 8% actually donate.
  • ‚ÄčChronic Hepatitis Screenings
    Community citizens were screened for Hepatitis B and C, which are very prevalent in the Asian community. In the United States, 1 in 12 Asian Americans is chronically infected with Hepatitis B, as reported by the Stanford School of Medicine.
  • Heart Disease Prevention Screenings
    Free cholesterol, lipid, and glucose screenings were provided to help detect potential heart diseases, heart attacks, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. US Congress proclaimed that people over the age of 40 have a 1 in 4 risk of developing atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia, in their lifetime.
  • Hepatitis & Cancer Marker Screenings
    Colon Cancer, Liver Cancer, and Hepatitis B markers were provided to help detect potential cancers. 80% of liver cancers worldwide is caused by Hepatitis B, as reported by the Hep B Free Campaign.
  • Hypertension & Diabetes Screenings
    Screening for high blood pressure helps to detect cardiovascular diseases among the general public. Blood sugar screening aims to detect asymptomatic diabetes.
  • Osteoporosis Screenings
    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for osteoporosis (bone density screening) in women aged 65 years or older.

  • Prostate Cancer Screenings
    Screening for prostate cancer aims to achieve early detection of the condition among the elderly male population.
  • Stroke Screenings
    Carotid Artery screenings aim to detect asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis which can elevate risks of stroke.
  • Vascular Screenings
    Vascular scans aim at detecting elevated risks of various vascular diseases, including stroke, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), carotid artery disease and aortic aneurysms.

Community Education

  • Blood Donation Awareness Education
    Members of the community were educated on the shortage of blood supply and the importance of donating blood. This education booth is set up for a week, in light of upcoming blood drives co-sponsored by the Foundation.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Education
    Free lectures were provided at AHMC International Cancer Center on 11/17/12. The following lectures were featured: Treating Cancer, Diagnosing Cancer at an Early Stage, Dietitian lecture, Acupuntcure lecture, and Social Worker lecture. A breast cancer awareness lecture was also provided in the city of Monterey Park on 8/11/13.

  • Heart Health Lectures
    A free informative lecture on heart electrophysiology and arrhythmias was offered to the community in the city of Monterey Park on 10/13/12, 11/10/12, 2/23/13, 2/22/14, 3/8/14, and 8/16/14.

  • Liver Disease and Wellness Lecture
    A free liver disease and wellness lecture was offered to the community in the city of Alhambra on 4/24/11.

  • Lung Health Education
    Free Lung Health Education was offered at a health fair in the city of Anaheim with 150 attendees on 10/24/12.
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease lecture
    A free informative lecture about risk factors, prevention, and treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease was held at a health fair in the city of Anaheim on 4/28/11.

Grants and Gifts

  • Herald Christian Health Center
    The Foundation awarded $21,000 to the Herald Christian Health Caneter to replace old equipment to continue to serve uninsured and underserved medical and dental patients.

  • Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley
    The Foundation awarded $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of WSGV to support their "Triple Play" project, encouraging children to maintain good nutrition and stay active for a healthier lifestyle.

  • Service Planning Area 3 Health Planning Group
    The Foundation awarded $6,400 to SPA 3 HPG to support the delivery of healthcare services by addressing the service gaps within the San Gabriel Valley.

  • Cleaver Family Wellness Clinic
    The Foundation awarded a $50,000 to the Cleaver Family Wellness Clinic to increase service hours for the medically underserved and provide community health education.
  • YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley The Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley's Junior Fit Club "Enriching Mind and Body" program which provides services to families with underserved or homeless children.

  • City of Monterey Park Fire Department
    Equipment for 4 Paramedics units with Blue Tooth Transmission Technology of Cardiac Patients' Data.

  • Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles
    Blood Tests for Health Screenings performed on 300 people at a Community Health Fair.

  • Scholarships Awarded to Participants of Future Physician Medical Summer Camp
    The Foundation awarded $16,000 in scholarships for youth in financial need to attend the Future Physicians Summer Camp program held July 2011 at Garfield Medical Center.