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Programs for Asian Pacific Islander Americans

 
B-Wise Project, NICOS Chinese Health Coalition
Program name: B-Wise Project, NICOS Chinese Health Coalition 
Population served: Chinese
Eligibility: Adults 18+
Region served: San Francisco
Funding:  
Program started: July 2001
Number of clients: 800-1,000
Contact: Kent Woo, MSW
NICOS Chinese Health Coalition
1208 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 788-6426
Fax: (415) 788-0966
Email: sprint408@aol.com
Website: www.nicoschc.com
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Description:

NICOS Chinese Health Coalition's B-Wise project provides hepatitis B awareness, education, and screening opportunities to San Francisco's Chinese community. The program also promotes research on hepatitis B as it affects this population, and facilitates dialogue among practitioners regarding "best practices" for treatment of infected individuals.

NICOS Chinese Health Coalition is a public-private-community partnership of more than 30 health and human service organizations and concerned individuals. The mission of NICOS is to enhance the health and well-being of the San Francisco Chinese community. Since 1985, NICOS has been engaged in advocacy, research, training, coalition-building and program implementation for the benefit of this population and the organizations that serve it.

The B-Wise project is conducted in partnership with Chinatown Public Health Center, Chinese Community Health Care Association, Chinese Hospital, and North East Medical Services.


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