Program Summary

South Asian Community Health Promotion Services


Program Manager:
Priya Aslam, LPCC
 
To Contact This Program:
Call (510) 745-9151.
 
This Service is Offered at:
Our Fremont Clinic and our Hayward and Pleasanton Satelitte Clinics. This service is also offered in the community and at various cultural, community, and faith centers.
 
Languages:
Services are available in English, Farsi, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Kannada, and Telugu
 
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Eligibility Criteria:
Persons from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
 
Services are Provided by:
Staff members and trainees receiving supervision by licensed psychologists.
 
 

Spreading the Word about our South Asian Community Health Promotion Services

Over the summer, Raman Kular, PhD had the opportunity to present at the American Psychological Association (APA) conference in Hawaii and the 2013 California Mental Heath & Substance Use Policy Forum Improving Access and Reducing Disparities for Underserved Populations in San Diego. Dr. Kular is the Program Manager of the South Asian Community Health Promotion Services program. During both presentations, she had the opportunity to share the remarkable work occurring in her program. At the APA conference the topic of discussion was on the mental health disorders and mental health stigmatization in three different cultural groups: Southeast Asian Americans, South Asian Americans, and Thais in Thailand. Her contribution to this presentation was focused primarily on the South Asian population. She included outcome measures from the South Asian Program to highlight the services being provided and the number of people being reached. At the 2013 California Mental Heath & Substance Use Policy Forum Improving Access and Reducing Disparities for Underserved Populations presentation the focus was on the South Asian Program. The presentation discussed the goals of the program, the needs in the community and the outcome measures.

The audience of both of the conferences was predominately professionals. Many people expressed interest in the unique South Asian Program. Many professionals were curious to know how such a program was developed and if people were accessing services. One gentleman stated in the 30 years of having worked in the field of psychology that this was the first time he was hearing about specific services for the South Asian community. Presenting at these two conferences was an amazing experience because it allowed for other professionals around the nation to learn about The Hume Center’s preventative approach in working with the South Asian population. Many people were intrigued with our unique approach in working this community. Dr. Kular’s hope was to share the South Asian program and bring awareness to the type of work we are providing at The Hume Center. To explore what is available in this program, please click here.

By: Raman Kular, PhD
South Asian Community Health Promotion Services Program Manager
September, 2013

  

 

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