We are happy to once again be grantees of the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority for 2015! We are able to continue our Asian Breast Care (ABC) Program for mammograms and clinical breast exams, as well as breast health education and awareness. To learn more about our ABC Program, please visit http://www.cpacscosmo.org/asian-breast-care/
Make an appointment to see a doctor (770) 446-0929
FREE AAPI HEALTH FAIR MARCH 21
CPACS will partner with Northside Hospital to provide a comprehensive, completely free health fair to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community of the Metro-Atlanta area on Saturday March 21, 2015 from 9am to 2:30pm at CPACS – 3510 Shallowford Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30341. Community members must call to schedule an appointment. The last appointment will be at 2:30pm. The following health screenings will be provided and take approximately 30 minutes to complete:
• Non-Fasting Cholesterol & Glucose (Finger stick)
• Blood Pressure /Medical Weight / BMI (Digital average)
• Cancer Risk (Info on multiple types of cancer)
• Body Composition (Infrared Technology is used to determine breakdown of fat versus muscle)
• Osteoporosis Screening (Low level x-ray of non-dominant hand)
• Diabetes Assessment (Information and questions to determine risk)
• Coronary Risk Profile (Screening will be located in the Auditorium and will assess cardiac risk and discuss cholesterol results)
• Sleep Quality (Questions to determine advisability of a full sleep study)
Location: 3510 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30341
For questions or to schedule an appointment,
please call (770) 936-0969
THE ASIAN AMERICAN VOTE: A REPORT ON THE MULTILINGUAL EXIT POLL IN THE 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS IN GEORGIA
Thank you to Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) for hosting a great presentation on the National Election Protection Project at the Center for Pan Asian Community Services office on Thursday, January 29th from 6:30-8:00pm. Much thanks to our guests and media representatives for attending this great presentation! Presentations presented by Mr. Jerry Vattamala, Staff Attorney at AALDEF. Should you have any questions about the presentation, please reach Mr.Vattamala at email@example.com.
In 2012, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. For example, poll workers were hostile and made racist remarks, poll sites had too few interpreters to assist Asian American voters, translated voting materials were missing or hidden from voters, and ballots were mistranslated listing Democratic candidates as Republicans, and vice versa. Then, when the news media reported on election returns and the vote by specific groups, Asian Americans were often overlooked. In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund has conducted a non-partisan survey of Asian American voters to document Asian American voting patterns. AALDEF has also monitored the elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, which mandates bilingual ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.
WANT YOUR TAXES DONE FOR FREE?
Learn to Prepare Taxes and Make a Difference at the same time. How can you make a difference? Simple. Help your community in preparing taxes free of charge by becoming a volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is a service designed for low-to-moderate income individuals to promote and support free tax preparation service. Free tax preparation supports VITA’s goal to build financial stability for everyone in our community by:
Saving moderate and lower-income families the cost of paying for tax preparation
Making sure that working families get the tax credits they deserve, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Preventing families from taking out a loan against their own money, which is what they must do to get an “instant refund” through a commercial preparer
CPACS will be the site for the 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) on Saturdays beginning Feb. 7th from 9am – 2pm until April 11th. No site available on March 21. There will be about 2 shifts available every Saturday. You do not have to attend every Saturday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about VITA, or call cpacs to make an appointment today.
IS METRO ATLANTA READY FOR A HIGH-TECH FUTURE?
How often do you think about the impact of faster, better technology on our future? Have you heard of driverless cars? How could advanced teleworking technology impact the way you live and work? Or, what if you had an app on your phone that would match your transportation need with the most appropriate, efficient mode available (think bus, Uber, taxi, etc)? If additional transit-connected employment centers emerge in the south, east and west of the region, how would this impact you?
An online regional survey being conducted by the Atlanta Regional Commission poses these questions and more to find out how you think new technologies that may impact where and how we travel and live over the next 25 years. Input from this survey will be used to help ARC develop The Region’s Plan which guides public policies related to issues of transportation, land use, water quality and conservation, workforce development and aging and health resources.
CPACS Housing Dept. is now offering Lending Circle. For more info, contact Andy Youn at
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY CPACS will be the site for the 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) on Saturdays beginning Feb. 7th from 9am – 2pm until April 11th. No site available on March 21. There will be about 2 shifts available every Saturday. You do not have to attend every Saturday. Email email@example.com for more info about VITA, or call cpacs to make an appointment today.