Program funded: January 2015 – December 2017
How do non-English speakers access health and wellness education? For first-generation immigrants, the answer may be that they simply don’t.
The Verdant Health Commission partnered with Korean Women’s Association at the beginning of 2015 to make it easier for Korean and Vietnamese speakers to learn how to manage their health and navigate the health care system.
KWA will offer a series of classes in Korean and Vietnamese on cancer prevention, nutrition, fall prevention and health insurance enrollment. Both the Korean and Vietnamese Americans have health concerns that may be different than other ethnic groups. For example, Vietnamese Americans are reportedly more likely to get liver cancer, while Korean Americans are at a much higher risk for stomach cancer than any other ethnic group. These classes will address the cultural and ethnic-specific needs of these communities.
Learn more about this program on Korean Women’s Association’s website.