Friday, March 20, 2009

Filipino Community Health Volunteer Opportunity - Mtg Mar 23

Maligayang Bagong Taon! We hope this email finds you well. The Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC) is a collaborative of community, health professional, and academic leaders united to address Filipino health issues in the Chicago area. The mission of FACHIC is to increase awareness of Filipino health disparities, to engage the community in relevant research, and to implement health interventions and educational programming to improve the health status of the Filipino community.

FACHIC is currently recruiting dynamic, compassionate and dedicated individuals of all backgrounds who would like to contribute to efforts to improve the health of the Chicago area Filipino and Filipino American community. Individuals with expertise and experience in medicine, nursing, public health, social work, education and translation are a plus but anyone interested in contributing to the Filipino community is highly encouraged to attend.

FACHIC will be hosting its second 2009 Volunteer Interest Meeting on Monday, March 23, 2009 at Bucktown-Wicker Park Chicago Public Library, located at 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave, from 7 PM to 8 PM. The Bucktown-Wicker Park Chicago Public Library is accessible by the Damen stop of the blue line; the public library has a small free parking lot.

At the meeting, FACHIC Steering and Advisory Board Members will discuss the mission and vision of the organization and ways you can contribute your skills and talents to improve the health of the Filipino community.

RSVP to the meeting is recommended by email to Light refreshments will be served.

If you are interested in getting involved with FACHIC but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact us at to be added to our volunteer listserv and to get more details. FACHIC is also on Facebook! Search under "FACHIC" and join "FACHIC: Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago" to join our group!

Please pass on the word and we hope to see you there! Be involved, be active, empower your community!

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