Project Update: BPSHI

First and foremost, we thank YOU, our community, for helping us thrive and grow. With your support we were able to raise $5,450 in the last year through the Dasvandh Network!

2017 IN REVIEW

Continuous Service & Engagement – Our network of over 400 volunteers across California continue to host free health screenings and health education seminars at over 40 sites, including gurudwaras and other community centers.  In addition to health screenings, our members are also facilitating dialogue on women’s health, mental health, healthcare access, youth empowerment, and disparities in their local communities.

Leadership Retreat September 2017 – Leaders from each of our chapters gathered to train, align goals and values, and strategize so that we could support creativity and quality care across all of BPSHI’s efforts.

Accessible Resources – Our website www.bpshi.org has been updated to include links to printable resources tailored to the Punjabi community, including healthy portion sizes, exercises, tips for getting the most of your daily walk, and more.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

“Monitoring & Evaluation Project” – Health Advocacy Through Data Collection
We will be implementing a chapter-wide effort to collect data on community members’ blood pressure, glucose, body mass indexes, insurance, and more. Our work will be digitalized on a new server via an accessible app that will allow us to easily use our data to analyze health and demographic trends.

“Monthly & Annual Reports” – Collective Learning & Constant Improvement
We will be implementing a monthly report system to learn about each one of our chapters, the sangat they serve, and the new resources they are making. At the end of the year, these reports will be compiled to not only allow us to grow internally but also in our service to the community by providing the sangat we serve a look into their own communities health.

“Community Health Worker Project” – Fostering Closer Conversations
One of our pilot projects this year is recruiting 10 community members to participate in bi-weekly home health screenings and dialogues with a community health worker.  We aim to provide individualized, patient-centered care to promote disease management and an increased quality of lifes by utilizing motivational dialogue, monitoring, and support systems. In particular will be following their blood sugar control, medication adherence ability, health literacy through verbal discussion, and awareness and accessibility of community resources.

“Pan-BPSHI Conference 2018” – Coming Together to Move Forward 
Every year our leaders and volunteers come together to share their collective efforts so that we may work towards building stronger resources. This year we aim to align on our mission, vision, and values as an organization and continue to focus on including voices from all aspects of our community, including healthcare professionals and community members.

Your funding has propelled these projects and has allowed us to not only serve more people but also to continuously evaluate and improve our efforts. Thank you for allowing us to be of service to our community!

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