KAOG currently features three important services, based on community needs and demand.
1. Asian American Outreach Initiative
“ KAOG serves as a community champion in working with universities and government agencies in outreaching to the Asian American community ”
KAOG serves as a community champion in working with universities and government agencies to deliver culturally and linguistically responsive services to multicultural communities.
Asian American Health Initiatives of Montgomery County Health Department,
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health,
University of Maryland,
George Mason University,
Korean Legation museum,
Asian Americans Advancing Justice,
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center,
Hepatitis B Initiatives of Washington DC,
We exemplify our promise to Asian American communities through:
COVID-19 informative presentations
Cancer prevention presentations
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)
FEMA emergency preparedness
Tuberculosis education and contact tracing
Hepatitis B education, screenings and vaccinations
Hepatitis C education, screenings
HIV/AIDS education, screenings
Community health screening events
Citizenship application workshops
Since KAOG has experience with high-risk communities with health disparities, and the diversity of KAOG’s professionals, we are able to deliver services in our targeted population’s native language.
2. Patient Navigator Program for Diabetes
The Patient Navigator Program is designed to help limited English community members navigate the health care system by eliminating barriers to care services by providing easy access to essential resources. Patient Navigators are experienced professionals who understand the complexity of the American health care system. They assist patients who are more comfortable speaking with a health care team in their native language. Currently, we have Patient Navigators who speak Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
What do Patient Navigators do?
For a small fee, based on a sliding income scale, our Patient Navigators will work with patients to:
Facilitate a discussion between the health care provider and patient while providing interpretation services.
Obtain and explain information about procedures or treatments
Explain any updates about the health care plan so patients can make informed decisions
Coordinate appointments or medical exams
Find resources or services that may help patients connect to the health care they need
Assist with transportation to medical appointments
Share with patients other resources that may be available
Help patients feel calm and less worried about their health situation
Assist patients with understanding their health care coverage options
4. Youth Advocacy and L.E.A.D. Program
Youth Advocacy and Leadership Enhancement Activities for Development (L.E.A.D.) is a hands-on program that engages young students in high school and college in civic activities by cultivating their awareness about social issues that impact Asian Americans. KAOG partners with a number of different nonprofit and local businesses to create learning opportunities for these students, including leadership team building, Capitol Hill visits, and civic projects. We work with students from both public and private high schools in the area to establish school charters or clubs, developing at least 20 “L.E.A.D.ers” each year and introduce them to working professionals, including elected government officials.
International Youth Leaders Assembly
As a part of the Youth Advocacy and L.E.A.D. program, students have the opportunity to participate in the annual International Youth Leaders Assembly where they can engage in communication and understanding of issues that impact young Asians globally.
YOUTH ADVOCACY AND L.E.A.D.
차세대를 위한 “정책 리더쉽” 컨퍼런스
Youth Advocacy and L.E.A.D. Conference
Wednesday, July 26
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM: HBU Advocacy Day
05:00 PM: Hepatitis B Community Reception
Thursday, July 27
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM: HBU Summit Sessions
05:00 PM: HBU Partners Dinner
Friday, July 28
08:30 AM - 02:00 PM: World Hepatitis Day Event and Summit Sessions
By the end of the Youth Advocacy and L.E.A.D Conference, participating high school students will gain hands-on knowledge about the US policy making process. Students from across the nation will have an opportunity to participate in real advocacy work with experienced professionals and lawmakers.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS EVENT?
Students who participate in this event have the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals and lawmakers, which will provide them with:
Personal experience and growth
Expanded social networks for future job opportunities
Resume building opportunity
Certificate of participation
DO I HAVE TO ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS?
Students do not have to attend all three days of the event, but are highly encouraged to do so in order to get the full experience.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE CONFERENCE?
We suggest that you pack the following items for the conference. All other personal items will be up to your discretion.
Business formal clothes and dress shoes
Notepad & pen or tablet to take notes
HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO PAY?
Payments for this event varies. Students are expected to pay for their own transportation and lodging. Below are some of the costs associated to this event.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY REGISTRATION?
Please make checks payable to: Korean American Outreach Group or KAOG. You may mail your check to: 8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite #600, Fairfax, Virginia 22031(Attention to: Soo Yee). Deadline for final payments is the end of June.
Limited scholarships and travel (for transportation and hotel accommodation) stipends are available for students who currently reside outside the greater D.C. metro area (Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC) and demonstrate financial need. The deadline for scholarship essays is the end of June.
Scholarship Essay Prompts: * 250 words Limit for each question.
1. Describe your work/volunteer experience.
2. Why would you like to participate in the Youth Advocacy and L.E.A.D. Conference?
3. Explain how you plan to mobilize others to become advocates or allies when you go home.
Training fee (includes meals)
Hotel room nights
Shuttle to and from Reagan National Airport (DCA);
pick up at 9:30AM (arrival on Sunday); drop off at 8:30PM (departure on Tuesday)
Pick-up and drop-off at Fairfax
Pick-up and drop-off at Union Station
Ground transportation (from hotel to Capitol Hill)
$219/night + tax for single occupancy
$110/night + tax for double occupancy
$55/night + tax for a room shared among four people.
$35 each way (DCA)
$40 each way
$30 each way