Kalusugan Community Service, Advocacy, Research and Training.
  • Mission, Purpose & Values

    Mission:

    • To improve the health and quality of life of underserved communities and individuals by¬†promoting positive changes in lifestyle and the environment through community service¬†and development, advocacy, research and training (CART).

    Vision:

    • To foster healthy communities in the U.S. and abroad through productive individuals who areliving longer and contributing to the betterment of their communities among the variousunderserved groups.

    Purpose:

    • To integrate Kalusugan Community Services’ projects and develop a comprehensive community program.
    • To foster coalitions and networking between agencies.
    • To serve as a clearinghouse for educational materials through the library, newsletter, website and media.
    • To serve as a hub of KCS’s activities and community relations for grassroots organizing and empowerment.
    • To disseminate health information to the community.
    • To conduct evaluations that will form the basis of future programs.
    • To conduct research and collect data on Filipino-Americans.
    • To train students and provide fieldwork activities.
    • To advocate for health and social needs for Fil-Am communities through systems change to influence policy and legislation.

    Values:

    • We take a leadership role as a dynamic, forward thinking organization that innovatively responds to a changing community.
    • We uphold the Center as a health social, economic and cultural resource for teh Filipino-American community.
    • We advocate for the emerging needs of the Fil-Am community and help empower them to advocate for themselves.
    • We promote optimal health at the Center. Optimal health is defined as a balance of physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual health.
    • We value health promotion as the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health. Lifestyle change can be facilitated through a combination of efforts to enhance awareness, change the behavior and create environments that support good health practices.
    • We recognize the importance of reaching out to individuals and families and provide intergenerational activities that include grand-parents, parents, children and extended family members.
    • We acknowledge that community support and collaboration are integral components of the success of our programs.
    • We appreciate cultural diversity and consideration of one’s cultural roots and values in the understanding and solution of family problems.
    • Our board staff comprise a diverse group of individuals who support the mission and values of KCS; and are committed to maintain the trust of the community by being a stable, responsibly managed organization.

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