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An Open Letter to the Community from Kalusugan + Kalakasan

Posted by on June 30, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on An Open Letter to the Community from Kalusugan + Kalakasan

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY KALUSUGAN KALAKASAN CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS By Dr. Ofelia  Dirige, President GREETINGS TO EVERYONE: from the Executive Board, Board of Directors and Board of Advisors of KKCHW. TO:   The San Diego Community especially our members, donors, supporters, friends, relatives, students and clients.  We are safe and well because of the loving care of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. We hope and pray that everyone is also healthy and safe in His loving care. We are giving a current update of the status and...

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SDSU Asian Studies Fall 2020

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SDSU Asian Studies Fall 2020

Asian Studies will be returning this fall at SDSU, taught by our own Dr. Ofelia Dirige! Tuesdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Call Dr. Dirige for more information at...

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Celebrating and Honoring the Asian American Heritage

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Celebrating and Honoring the Asian American Heritage

Dr. Ofelia Dirige, Founder & President, Kalusugan Kalakasan Ctr for Health & Wellness and Lecturer, Center for Asian Pacific Studies, CAL, SDSU May is a very important month as many popular events are celebrated such as the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and others. APAHW was established in 1978 by a joint congressional resolution. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in APA history such as the arrival in the US of the  first Japanese immigrants (May...

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2020 Riz A. Oades Memorial Scholarship

Posted by on January 9, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2020 Riz A. Oades Memorial Scholarship

The 2020 Riz Oades Memorial Scholarship is open and ready to accept submissions.  Deadline if February 5, 2020. Apply at SDFoundation.org/Scholarships For a printable pdf, click...

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2019 Dr. Riz A. Oades Scholarship Winner

Posted by on August 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2019 Dr. Riz A. Oades Scholarship Winner

2019 Dr. Riz A. Oades Scholarship Recipient – Rolando Ganasi   Rolando Ganasi is a third-year undergraduate student studying Biochemistry/Cell Biology at the University of California, San Diego. Born and raised in El Cajon, he is proud to be supported by his two sisters, Heritage and Treasure, along with his parents Rolando and Arlyn. In the future, Rolando aspires to become a physician so that he can provide compassionate service and health education to his community. Rolando’s dedication to community service began through his...

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2019 Riz A. Oades Memorial Scholarship

Posted by on November 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2019 Riz A. Oades Memorial Scholarship

The 2019 Riz A. Oades Memorial Scholarship Application will be open from December 5, 2018-February 5, 2019.  More details on the flyer...

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2018 Dr. Riz A. Oades Scholarship Winner

Posted by on September 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2018 Dr. Riz A. Oades Scholarship Winner

Our 2018 Dr. Riz A. Oades Scholarship Winner – Chelsea R. Chapman  Chelsea R. Chapman is a native San Diegan, proud of her Asian heritage and committed to applying her Public Health and Communication research to bettering her community. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Communication at San Diego State University. She is currently earning her PhD in Public Health through a joint doctoral program between San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego. Her journey as a scholar and contributor to her community began 10...

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Can Type 2 Diabetes be Prevented and Reversed? Article by Dr Ofelia Dirige

Posted by on April 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can Type 2 Diabetes be Prevented and Reversed? Article by Dr Ofelia Dirige

CAN TYPE 2 DIABETES BE PREVENTED AND REVERSED? Dr. Ofelia V. Dirige, Kalusugan Kalakasan Ctr Hlt Wellness Diabetes is a growing epidemic in the United States including San Diego, California. It brings with it both individual and extraordinary economic burden. It is a disease in which the body ‘s blood glucose or sugar level is too high. Normally, the body breaks down food into glucose and carries it to the cells throughout the body. The cells use a hormone called insulin to turn glucose into energy. The two main types of diabetes are type 1...

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Diabetes Workshop – January 20

Posted by on January 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Diabetes Workshop – January 20

Learn about diabetes in this special presentation presented by Kalusugan and Skinny Gene Project on Saturday, January 20th, from 8:30am – 12 noon at the Peace of Christ...

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Our 25th Anniversary Awardees “The Unsung Community Heroines”

Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Our 25th Anniversary Awardees “The Unsung Community Heroines”

Kalusugan Kalakasan Center for Health and Wellness (KKCHW) celebrated its 25th anniversary last November 10 at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. It has been our tradition to review our accomplishments for the year so the community can rejoice with us and also continue their support of our mission and programs. Additionally, we also recognize Filipino American community leaders who have contributed their time and effort to help individuals be healthier and our community a better place to live. For this year, we have eight...

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