Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota
Health Program and Cancer Program
277 University Ave W, Ste 100, St. Paul, MN, 55103-4004
Distance: 249 Miles
Helps refugees and immigrants, especially those from Vietnam, Burma, and Somalia, overcome language, cultural and economic barriers to health and healthy lifestyles.
* Health education and promotion activities
* Classes on diseases and their prevention
* Help with enrollment in affordable public and private health insurance plans, such as Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare,
* Food support
* Outreach at community festivals, churches, temples and other places where refugees and immigrants gather
* Help in accessing mainstream health services
The Cancer Program promotes awareness, prevention and early detection of cancer.
* Community-based education on breast, cervical, colon, and other cancers
* Assistance in connecting women and men with screening resources
* Referrals to providers offering free or low-cost screening
* Help clients schedule appointments, provide transportation, and link clients with follow-up services and resources in cases where there has been a cancer diagnosis
* Organizes support groups for women and men who are survivors of cancer
- Title III
- Free / no cost to everyone
Please call (651) 641-7270 for more information about this program
There is no fee for this service
8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Twin Cities Metro Area and Stearns County
Help to apply for state health insurance is available statewide.
|Main - Elders Program/Senior Center Activities||(651) 644-1317|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
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FT-1020Certificates/Forms Assistance Definition
Programs that help people obtain, complete and/or file official forms, certificates, documents, applications or other paperwork that is required to apply for benefits or services, initiate or respond to legal action or to officially handle or document the occurrence of a transaction; that help people acquire copies of official documents on file elsewhere; or that review legal documentation an individual has received to help explain its meaning.
LH-2700.2500General Health Education Programs Definition
Programs that provide information that helps the public make choices which promote personal health, prevent illness and disability, take advantage of opportunities for early detection, and support their ability to deal effectively with health problems when they arise. General health education programs provide information about a wide variety of health related topics rather than specializing in a particular area.
PH-3500.4500Language Interpretation Definition
Programs that offer the services of trained bilingual individuals who are usually proficient in English and one or more foreign languages to help people whose command of English is inadequate to communicate their needs.
PH-3500.4550Language Translation Definition
Programs that offer the services of bilingual individuals who have reading and writing proficiency in the second language to transfer documents written in the second language into English or vice versa or to explain the meaning of documents written in English to people whose reading proficiency in English is inadequate, using that person's native language.
TJ-3000Information and Referral Definition
Programs whose primary purpose is to maintain information about human service resources in the community and to link people who need assistance with appropriate service providers and/or to supply descriptive information about the agencies or organizations which offer services. The information and referral process involves establishing contact with the individual, assessing the individual's long and short-term needs, identifying resources to meet those needs, providing a referral to identified resources, and, where appropriate, following up to ensure that the individual's needs have been met.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
Individuals who have fled their native country and have been given official permission by the government to settle permanently in another country. In the United States, refugee status is given to people who are outside their country of nationality and who are unwilling to return to that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on the individuals' race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Entrant status allows the individual to remain in the U.S., but does not confer true "refugee" status. Asylees are refugees who apply for this status while already in the U.S. (on student or tourist visas, for example).
YH-0500.8170-385Karen Community Definition
Individuals who reside in Karen State in southern and southeastern Myanmar (Burma), or who identify themselves as part of the Karen community. The term "Karen" is an umbrella term that refers to a heterogeneous lot of Sino-Tibetan speaking ethnic groups that do not share a common language, culture, religion or material characteristics. The Karen constitute the third largest ethnic population in Myanmar.
YH-0500.8170-900Vietnamese Community Definition
Individuals who are either citizens of Vietnam or who identify themselves as part of the Vietnamese community. Vietnam is a country in southeast Asia. The official language is Vietnamese.