Alliance Institute Executive Director Stephen Bradberry and VIET Executive Director Cyndi Nguyen appeared on the WDSU Morning Show on May 17 to promote the Free Community Health Fair in New Orleans East on May 17, 2014 at Mary Queen of Vietnam Church. The fair will be from 10am-2pm and feature health care providers from across the metro New Orleans area. Check out the video here.
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VIET, Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, NOELA CHC and Alliance Institute to host free community health fair
VIET, Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, New Orleans East Louisiana Community Health Center (NOELA CHC), and Alliance Institute will host a free community health fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, 14001 Dwyer Blvd in New Orleans East.
The community health fair is free and open to the public and will feature food, health screenings, dental services, acupuncture, fitness, raffles, giveaways, kids’ activities and much more. Additionally, attendees will be able to receive information regarding the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, Fussy Baby Program for new parents, and tips on how to quit smoking among other health care programs.
Flyers in Vietnamese and Spanish can be found here.
For more information, please call 504-255-0400.
Mobile, AL Training Closes Out "Powerful Facilitation" Series for GRHOP Community Involvement Partners
On January 10-11 in Mobile, AL, Alliance Institute and Global Learning Partners hosted the second of two facilitation workshops for eight leaders from the four participating community-based organizations (CBOs) in the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP). GRHOP will help address the health needs of gulf coast residents in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
As part of this effort, the CBOs are expected to host monthly coalition meetings including local and state agencies and health center representatives, as well as monthly community meetings. Alliance Institute wants to support the CBOs to be successful at leading these coalition and community meetings since they will set the stage for a long, growing collaborative process. Global Learning Partners, Alliance Institute’s partner in the trainings, believes in the power of a dialogue approach to planning and facilitating these exchanges.
Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (Louisiana), Hijra House (Mississippi), Boat People SOS (Alabama), and North Florida Educational Development Corp. (Florida) participated in the training. The “Powerful Facilitation” series was a part of a larger Alliance Institute effort aimed at strengthening the resilience of the whole Gulf region through community involvement.
By La'Keidra Mitchell
Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET) has been making significant strides as the designated Louisiana community based organization for the Gulf Regional Health Outreach Program (GRHOP). VIET is engaging oil spill-impacted communities in seven Louisiana coastal parishes. Because the foundation of GRHOP began in Louisiana several years ago, the initial outreach process has progressed at much quicker pace than in the other project states.
VIET is very well known throughout New Orleans and under the leadership of Cyndi Nguyen the organization is already deeply engaged in many community coalitions and activities. VIET started strong in their GRHOP community coalition involvement with a November 2012 meeting in the New Orleans East community. The meeting introduced GRHOP to community members and asked for feedback. Subsequent meetings were scheduled and partners have remained engaged and excited about GRHOP through VIET’s interactive approaches of outreach. A tour has been scheduled of the NOELA clinic and community feedback cards have been created for distribution in the area.