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Seeking advocates for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community Helath Services

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012  |  Updated 1:29 PM PDT
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Real-world Exposure and Advocacy in Community Health (REACH) is a 9-week paid summer internship program off red by Asian Health Services (AHS) for those who are interested in pursuing a career in public health or healthrelated fields. Through direct clinical experience, community health advocacy activities, and self-directed projects, REACH will expose interns to the dynamic environment of a community health center so that they can gain a better understanding of how health care is delivered to an underserved population.

Click here for the application

At AHS, our mission is to serve and advocate for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community by ensuring access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language, or culture. As an important part of this mission, we provide services in English and eight Asian languages: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Lao, Mien, and Khmer.
We offer medical and dental services for all ages. At AHS, our mission is to serve and advocate for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community by ensuring access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language, or culture. As an important part of this mission, we provide services in English and eight Asian languages: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Lao, Mien, and Khmer.
We offer medical and dental services for all ages. serve and advocate for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community by ensuring access to health care services

The goal of REACH is to train pre-health professionals to encourage them to choose career paths that will serve the Asian underserved community. REACH is intended for college students and graduates who are at a career crossroads. The internships are designed to bring students to the frontline of community medicine, and to expose them to the inner-workings of a community health center.

Combining clinical rotations, special projects, and community health seminars, the REACH program is designed on the belief that interns benefit the most when given a balance of structure, direction, and creative freedom.

REACH is a program of the AHS Pipeline Committee, an advocacy group of AHS employees formed in 2006 to address the ongoing need for linguistically and culturally competent health care professionals in our community.

In the summer of 2012, REACH will start its sixth cycle. To learn more about REACH, check out the Components of REACH. You can also check out our 2011 REACH Summer Intern Profiles below, and the 2011 Community Health Seminar Series.

If you are interested in the internship program, apply today.

Please contact Dr. Nghe Yang if you have further questions about the internship program or application process.

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