APIFM’s new Community Health logo is shaped like a fan to represent the shared space between AANHPIs while incorporating traditional NHPI tattoo designs within, as these designs are commonly incorporated on cultural items such as ‘ngatu (traditional woven mat). The blades of the fan symbolize a flower reminiscent of a lotus which reflects compassion needed to allow our communities to bloom. The bird pattern represents communal movement and outreach while the tribal netting represents community woven by multiple threads symbolizing individuals working together for the wellbeing of their community.
APIFM’s Community Health Workers (CHW) actively engage with the Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander community in Los Angeles County through food distribution, health education and healthy eating tips. By working with faith and community based organizations in Long Beach, Compton, Carson, Inglewood, and other neighborhoods in Los Angeles, our CHWs aim to provide information and access to services that address community health needs, especially those that arose with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the relationships established through nutritious and culturally relevant foods, APIFM’s CHWs continue to connect community members to resources including COVID-19 education and vaccine navigation.
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