Chinatown Service Center
Founded in 1971, CSC is one of the largest Chinese American community organizations in Southern California and annually assists over 14,000 Chinese and Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee clients in several major Chinese dialects, Vietnamese, Spanish, and English. CSC’s mission is to provide quality, linguistic and culturally competent social and health services to comprehensively meet the needs of the Asian immigrant community and empower Asian immigrants to thrive in their new environment. CSC assumes a holistic approach by providing primary care, universal case management, counseling service, and community economic development. A significant percentage of CSC’s clients are seniors, and three of CSC’s programs focus on seniors. CSC’s Social Services program provides older adults with in-home caregiver training and services, consumer education and information, and case management. CSC’s Family Health Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides family planning and counseling, primary care, immunization, dental services, and health education.
CSC is collaborating with LA 18 and AANCART on a media project that will assist Chinese American seniors navigate the U.S. health care system. This project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the Benton Foundation, and is part of the New Routes to Community Health Program.
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.