Western High School’s last day of their After School Program!

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May 9,2018 | Western High School’s last day of their After School Program! The AHA community was able to celebrate with games, food & fun. What an amazing school year to look back on with everyone! Thank you to the students, volunteers, mentors and everyone else involved with the Allied Health Academy. We couldn’t have done it without you all! 😄🎉

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Western’s Workshop of the Week: College Survival Tips by Jenna Araujo, Jonathan Nguyen, Tracey Nguyen and Vandy Vo

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May 2, 2018 | Our volunteers were able to share their experience and what to expect in college. We learned a variety of things from the different majors we can choose from to the number of resources on college campuses! Thank you to our college mentors for sharing your experiences with us! 🏫

Western’s Workshop of the Week: Behavioral Technician by special guest speaker – Matt De Leon!

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April 25, 2018 | Western’s Workshop of the Week: Behavioral Technician by special guest speaker – Matt De Leon! Matt shared about his experiences working with students who have autism and other mental health disorders. We learned the importance of being aware of autism as future health care professionals and learned about techniques that Behavioral Technicians use with their clients. Thank you Matt!

Western’s Workshop of the Week: Mindfulness by Uyen Nguyen and Lorraine Tuala

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March 7, 2018 | For this week’s workshop, we had Uyen and Lorraine from OCAPICA’s Well(ness)essity Program present on Mindfulness and the importance of being aware of mental health and it’s stigmas. We played Jeopardy to learn about their backgrounds, what they do on a daily basis on the job, and other facts and statistics about mental health. Uyen and Lorraine were very engaging and even provided helpful resources to raise awareness and be mindful about ourselves. 😊

Western’s Workshop of the Week: Collaborative Health Careers by Mandy Nguyen

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February 21, 2018 | This week we had an awesome workshop led by first-year medical school student/aspiring doctor, Mandy Nguyen! Mandy taught us how a variety of allied health careers collaborate to give proper care to patients. She gave us patient scenarios that made us think of all the different allied health professions needed to take care of unique individuals. After her workshop we even played Organ Attack since she introduced the game to our program! Thank you Mandy for joining us!! 😄