Healthy Living Pavilion
For the fourth year in a row, the Asian Heritage Street Celebration will feature a health section entitled Healthy Living Pavilion. This area of the street fair will comprise of many community health groups and sponsor booths that will collectively promote health and wellness. The Healthy Living Pavilion, which will be located on Larkin Street between Fulton and McAllister, will include a variety of free and low-cost health services, professional medical advice and health-related educational material for the community. Here’s a look at what’s in store this year:
Hepatitis B Screenings and Education
To spread awareness of hepatitis B, which affects 1 in 10 Asian and Pacific Islanders, the fair will offer free educational brochures, hepatitis B screenings and MD consultations. This section is a collective effort by Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Subaru, Brown & Toland Physicians, Gilead, Onyx Pharmaceutical, Genentech, and Bristol Myers Squibb.
Other Health Screenings & Tests
Blood Pressure Screenings, by CVS/Pharmacy
Body Mass Index Measurement, by Kaiser Permanente
Bone Density Screening, by St Mary’s Medical Center
Hepatitis B Testing, by Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Hepatitis C Testing, by Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
HIV Rapid Testing, by Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Glucose Tests, by North East Medical Services
Dr. Effie Chow (PhD, RN, LicAc, Qigong Grandmaster Chair of the annual World Congress on Qigong/Traditional Chinese Medicine) is bringing to the street fair: 1) The Asian and Chinese Healing Arts and Sciences (ACHAS), 2) Integrative Body/Mind Medicine (IBMM), and 3) Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to educate people on how to achieve optimum state of health (mind/ body/spirit in harmony with the environment) by moving beyond the limitations of western medicine: a “must do” to thrive in today’s challenged world. Be sure to join in for for Fun, Health and Wealth. Dr. Chow is also spearheading the 14th World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Family Support Services
In addition to hepatitis B education, the community will have access to free educational material and advice about various health concerns.
Ask Your Doctor, by St Mary’s Medical Center
Liver Cancer Education, by the American Liver Foundation
Lupus Education, by the San Francisco Lupus Support Group
Marrow Education, by the Asian American Donor Program (AADP)
Health Screenings part of National Viral Hepatitis Day: