Asian Pacific Health Corps (APHC) at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a student volunteer organization that aims to promote healthy lifestyles among disadvantaged Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. Founded in 1980, APHC has been devoted to its mission, serving local API communities that have minimal access to healthcare and limited financial resources. Though APHC first began with the objective of providing hypertension screenings, it has been constantly modifying its vision to meet the changing needs of the community. Today, APHC offers a broader program of education and services to combat the risk factors for the two leading causes of death in the API population: cancer and cardiovascular disease.
WHAT APHC OFFERS
Members have the opportunity to work directly with patients and gain clinical experience through BMI/hypertension screenings, organize health fairs and health workshops, and more!
APHC invites speakers from various health fields to talk about their occupations. Opportunities to network and even shadow healthcare professionals are also offered throughout the year!
Members can apply to serve on and co-head various planning committees for events such as health fairs, community education workshops, and professional networking nights.