KAOG currently features four important services, based on community needs and demand.
1. Patient Navigator Program for Diabetes
“ The Patient Navigator Program is designed to help limited English community members ”
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
2. Social Security Benefit Navigator Program
“ The Social Security Navigator Program is designed to help limited English community members ”
The Social Security Benefit Navigator Program is designed to help limited English community members navigate the Social Security Benefits program by eliminating barriers to care services by providing easy access to essential resources. Social Security Benefits Navigators are professionals knowledgeable about the Social Security program. They assist clients who are more comfortable speaking with a case worker in their native language. Currently, we have Social Security Benefit Navigators who speak Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
What do Social Security Benefit Navigators do?
For a small fee, based on a sliding income scale, our Social Security Benefit Navigators will work with clients to:
Help clients understand the Social Security Benefits system
Provide in person consultation to determine potential eligibility
Assist with filling out applications
Provide updates on changes in the Social Security Benefits program
3. 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 in outreaching to the Asian American community by utilizing its strong ties with community leaders, faith-based organization leaders, and ethnic media.
KAOG has been successful in assisting with a range of different outreach initiatives to vulnerable communities, such as working with Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland in data collection for public health research as well as assisting public officials with their political campaigns.
Examples of outreach programs in which KAOG engages participation: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) implementation, FEMA emergency preparedness, tuberculosis investigation, Hepatitis B screenings, and vaccination, Hepatitis C screenings, large-scale influenza vaccination, community health fairs, and citizenship application workshops.
4. Youth Advocacy and L.E.A.D. Program
July 26-28, 2017
2nd Annual KAOG
Youth Advocacy and
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 2017
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 July 12, 2017.
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 July 12, 2017.
Scholarship Essay Prompts: * 300 words 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