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Enhance Asian Community on Health Inc.

 257 Northampton Street, Unit 510
 Boston, MA 02118
[P] (857) 4723224
[F] --
www.each4asian.org
[email protected]
Sara Tan
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INCORPORATED: 2014
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 47-2130807

LAST UPDATED: 08/04/2015
Organization DBA --
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Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Enhance Asian Community on Health, Inc. (aka EACH) aims to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families of all ages, especially within the Asian community by providing quality access to information on healthcare options and social services, within an atmosphere of compassion and respect.  

Mission Statement

Enhance Asian Community on Health, Inc. (aka EACH) aims to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families of all ages, especially within the Asian community by providing quality access to information on healthcare options and social services, within an atmosphere of compassion and respect.  


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $119,000.00
Projected Expense $119,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Health and Wellness Workshop
  • Health Empowerment Program
  • Professional Development Program

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Overview

Mission Statement

Enhance Asian Community on Health, Inc. (aka EACH) aims to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families of all ages, especially within the Asian community by providing quality access to information on healthcare options and social services, within an atmosphere of compassion and respect.  


Background Statement

Asian Americans are fastest-growing racial group in Massachusetts. The growth in the Asian American population has been fueled primarily by immigrating Asian residents.  They are a linguistically and culturally diverse group with unique needs within each subgroup.

 
In response to the growing Asian population and the presence of significant health disparities among Asian residents in Quincy, Enhance Asian Community on Health (aka EACH), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was founded in Oct. 2014.  The mission of EACH is to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families of all ages, especially in the Asian community by providing quality access to information on healthcare options, and human and social services.  
 
EACH was founded not only focusing on the cities or towns where they have a significant  percentage of  underserved segments of Asian community, but also the entire community of Massachusetts, particularly the marginalized community members.
 
 
To maximize our impact on current efforts, EACH is forging a range of partnership programs with profit, non-profit organizations and government agencies at local, state and nation levels.  The collaboration and partnership strategy enable EACH to fulfill its mission by providing services that tailored to meet the linguistic and cultural needs of Asian community in Massachusetts.  These program workshops such as Evidence-Based Programs and other health programs that specific target disparities and risk factors of concern among Asian Americans.
 
 
In additionally, EACH is dedicated to address linguistic and economic barriers in health care by providing accessible resources to assist clients with applications for appropriate publicly funded programs enrollment i.e. Medicare and Medicaid, Affordable Care ACT and other State subsidized insurance plan as well as sharing updates on the latest health care benefits option information to diverse needs of the Asian American community.
 
 
EACH provides internships and volunteering opportunities for those who are interested in the community health field, in addition to seeking practical experience in charity settings

Impact Statement

 Top 3 goals for the current fiscal year, 2015/2016 are as follows:

  • Strengthen existing  partnerships  and collaborate with new healthcare service providers and partners of similar goals through sponsorship of well-being programs that focus on the needs of Asian communities in Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties.
  • Provide resources and informational support that assist with applications for appropriate Federal/Massachusetts health plans and needs-based benefits programs for individuals and families who lack adequate healthcare due to cultural, linguistic, or economic barriers.
  • Solicit sufficient operating and program funds to support EACH’s mission
 
Top 3 accomplishment for the past fiscal year, 2014/2015 : 
  • EACH forged new partnerships with the following organizations in order to effectively leverage resources and synergy to meet the health and well-being needs of the Asian community. (a) Health Service Provider- Manet Health Community Center in Quincy to jointly work on the Navigation (outreach and enrollment for ACA) and supplement SHINE and Onecare services way-finding, and access to care.  (b) Quincy/Weymouth Prevention Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF)-Partnership with Manet Community Health Center, a coordinating partner organization of PWTF to promote healthy living programs and workshops.  (c) Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. in Lawrence to provide Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDMSP) and “Matter of Balance” workshops.  (d) Quincy Catholic Collaborative at Saint Ann Parish, Wollaston to address the growing needs of the Asian community in Quincy
  • EACH held evidence-based programs and education workshops in several senior home centers and organized resource information tables, health fairs, and healthy living presentations.  These programs were particularly designed to meet the linguistic and cultural needs of the Asian communities in the Boston and Quincy areas.
  • EACH has been approved by IRS as a tax-exempt, charitable organization effective Oct. 3, 2014

Needs Statement

Top 3 pressing needs are as follows:

  • Finding sufficient funds to support EACH’s mission and elevate the organization from the current pioneer phase to next level of its operation lifecycle and excellence.  Projected budget  is over $100K annually. 
  • Mass Media Assistance.  We are seeking proficient volunteers to help in areas of grant writing, graphic designing and maintenance of our web page, writing company newsletters and organizing fund raising activities.
  • Forging new partners and collaborators to advance EACH’s mission of working synergistically to improve the health and well being of Asian community in 3 new geographic areas i.e.  Dorchester (Suffolk) and Malden (Middlesex).   These new areas have a high percentage of underserved segments of Asian community where their social needs have not been adequately addressed by the public funded organizations.  The collaboration can include providing office space(s) and programs and operating funds support. 

CEO Statement

Enhance Asian Community on Health, Inc. is set apart from existing  Asian non-profit charitable organizations in MA is its programs and services are primarily addressing the health and well being issues of  individuals and families who lack adequate healthcare due to cultural, linguistic, or economic barriers.  To maximize our impact on current efforts, we relentlessly seek and foster a wide range of partners, donors and relevant government agencies of similar core mission to provide accessible, affordable, quality health care for all. 

 

In order to address the common barriers to health program participation and create an intimacy bond of mutual trust with people we humbly serve, EACH staff and volunteers who are conversant with the Asian cultures and languages implement a person-centered approach to assist potentially eligible individuals, families and seniors for need-based programs and elder services.

 

EACH is a fledging non-profit organization and to ensure its early success in fulfilling its mission, we seek to stand on the shoulders of giants and intimately collaborated with Manet Health Community Center in Quincy and Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley Inc in Lawrence, and Quincy Catholic Collaborative to promote health and well being program to underserved Asian community and the marginalized community members.   Although EACH starts small at Quincy and Boston areas, we seek to grow our public charity services through geographic expansion to rest of MA counties by developing new partnership programs with regional  and nationwide health care service providers and Federal Government agencies as when opportunity arises in the future.

 

EACH drives win-win collaboration with its partners where we collectively determine access point with our partners for reaching residents that seek and require primary care and health services access.  In additional, the sponsorship and partnership programs create a unique opportunity to connect partners intimately with the growing Asian population in Massachusetts and to build brand awareness and show partners’ support of an important cause: further the nonprofit’s mission.

 

Although EACH, a new non profit, yet guided by leaders with content expertise, visibility and a track record of reducing disparities and promoting outstanding clients and customer services will also serve as collaborators and improve linkages in partners’ respective service area.    


Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
CENTRAL REGION, MA

The geographic areas served by EACH are as follows:

a) Norfolk- Quincy, Brookline

b) Suffolk – Boston, Dorchester
 
c) Middlesex-Malden, Cambridge, Waltham, Newton, Summerville, Lexington, Lowell

d) Worcester-Worcester

These cities/towns have the largest population of Asian Americans according to 2010 US Census data.  

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Human Services NEC
  2. Health Care - Health Support
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Health and Wellness Workshop

We provide Evidence Based Program (EBP) as workshops for members of Asian community who are 55 years or older.  The targeted conditions for the Evidence Based Intervention programs are Falls Prevention, Hypertension, Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The EPB workshops are to help people learn to manage their chronic conditions, improve the quality of their lives and remain independent.
Budget  $53,350.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other
Population Served Asian, Pacific Islander Heritage Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success  Participants learned the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as help them to keep active in their lives.
Program Long-Term Success  Seniors who took the EPB workshops, when compared to those who did not, demonstrated significant improvements in exercise, cognitive symptom management, and social/role activities limitations.
Program Success Monitored By  Evaluation survey and positive feedback from participants
Examples of Program Success  Participants improved their management of pain, fatigue, and activity limitation caused by their chronic health conditions.

Health Empowerment Program

Health Empowerment Program is a bilingual and bi-cultural program that connects people to the information, tools and resources they need to make informed health and wellness decision.  Through this program, EACH helps to provide accessible resources to assist individuals with applications for appropriate publicly funded programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, Affordable Care Act (ACT) and other State subsidized insurance; provide a forum to increase Asian community's awareness of determinants of health and preventive actions for conditions that are prevalent among Asian populations.
Budget  $29,100.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Information & Referral
Population Served Asian, Pacific Islander Heritage Adults Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success 
a) Overall 80% of eligible clients have successfully enrolled into their respective Medicare, Medicaid, and ACA insurance and other need-based public benefit programs during the enrollment period as well as received   up to date information on health insurance information.
b) Overall 80% of participants have rated the health forum and fairs experience as good and believe that the health information presented to them are applicable to their daily need.   
Program Long-Term Success  Implemented a lasting and innovative transformation to the ways in which seniors and adults living with disabilities are assisted with enrolling in and retaining the benefits for which they are eligible as well as conducted targeted outreach to those consumers within Asian communities who remain uninsured due to cultural, linguistic or other barriers.
Program Success Monitored By  Age, demographic, income data of applicants assisted, and status of applicants at the time of application ( uninsured vs active or recent insurance coverage).  Total hours dedicated to each of the Health Empowerment Program activities
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Professional Development Program

The Professional Development Program includes the organizational/staff  development and coach development training for EPB workshops.  
The organizational / staff development training is intended to build and maintain capacities of staff/volunteers to achieve organizational effectiveness.  Whereas Coach development training for EBP workshops is to train qualified coaches to lead in the Evidence Based Program workshops.
Budget  $9,700.00
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success  At least 8 coaches graduated from the EBP coach training workshops
Program Long-Term Success  Certified coaches facilitated at least 2 " Matter of Balance" and Chronic Disease Self Management Program" workshop sessions within one year of certification.
Program Success Monitored By 
Number of volunteers successfully recruited and certified as EBP coaches,  
The success of organizational and staff development program monitored by the degree of adoption of  best practices into an overall company operation process.
 
Examples of Program Success  To remove the cultural and language barriers, the in house EPB workshops were conducted in Asian languages. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms Sara Tan
CEO Term Start Oct 2014
CEO Email [email protected]
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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 20
Number of Contract Staff 0
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Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 0
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
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Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
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Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms Sara Tan
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Chair Term Oct 2014 -
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Matthew T Bell University of Massachusetts Voting
Hanna Chan Community Volunteer Voting
Sara Tan Community Volunteer Voting
William Tan Independent Startup Consultant Voting
Esther Tsang Boston Children's Hospital Voting

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 4
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

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Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 90%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

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Financials


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Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $119,000.00
Projected Expense $119,000.00
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Foundation Comments

This organization is newer, and received its nonprofit status from the IRS in May of 2015, as per the IRS Letter of Determination posted above. As such, a full year of financial data will be posted above when it becomes available. 

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