Reimagine – Can Faith Partners, Health Systems and Academia Collaborate for the Good of Community?

Reimagine – Can Faith Partners, Health Systems and Academia Collaborate for the Good of Community?

Can Faith Partners, Health Systems & Academia Collaborate for the Good of Community?

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, Latino/Hispanic Community Room

100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, MPA, Executive Director of the ACCA, and Bishop Gregory Payton, Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church, will share the history and model of the ACCA and discuss how the faith community, academia and health care entities have collaborated to meet the needs of their community.

I Choose to Prepare – Tell Your Story: April 14, 2018, 1-3pm

I Choose to Prepare – Tell Your Story: April 14, 2018, 1-3pm

Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) presents:

I Choose to Prepare

Tell YOUR Story!

Please join the ACCA in observance of ‘National Healthcare Decisions Day’ for an innovative celebration to empower congregants and community members in advance care planning and thinking through wishes at the end-of-life. According to a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, only 1/3 of Americans have their end-of-life wishes documented. Rates are far lower for African American adults over 65, where only 19% have their wishes documented. The goal of this event is to approach the practice of advance care planning preparation in a positive, empowering and fun manner by including the use of music and the arts in various ways. There will be dancing, music, testimonies, and a host of other expressions centered around empowerment and preparation. We want everyone to know that their voices are powerful, their wishes are valued, and they can take control of their care by writing their wishes down.

Event location: Word Assembly A Family of Churches

Address: 1445 23rd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Participants: Dancers, Spoken Word Artists, Testimonials, creative expressions from our churches and the community.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

ACCA CHURCHES

Allen Temple Baptist Church

Glad Tidings COGIC

Greater St. John MBC

Family Bible Fellowship

Center of Hope Community Church

Word Assembly Family of Churches

Bethlehem Baptist Church

Covenant Church

Parchester First Baptist Church

Church By The Side Of The Road

Taylor Memorial Methodist Church

Miracles of Faith

McGee Ave Baptist Church

First Baptist Pittsburgh

ACCA participates on panel at End Well Symposium

ACCA participates on panel at End Well Symposium

ACCA Executive Director, Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, participated in a panel discussion on Future care: Giving + Getting at the End Well Symposium on December 7, 2017 in San Francisco.

With so many aspects of health care in disarray and massive numbers of baby boomers on the edge of “elderhood,” there is an urgent system-wide opportunity to catalyze and support a better ending than the current status quo. Caregiving, serving the needs of underserved communities, adaptive policy, medical discoveries – the scope of need is broad for innovative cross-disciplinary collaboration. Future Care explores the synergies that can reinvent its application and usher in a new era of humanistic values and holistic care for every stage of life.

For more information on End Well and the Symposium, go to https://www.endwellproject.org/.

American Public Health Association 2017 Conference – ACCA Poster Presentation

American Public Health Association 2017 Conference – ACCA Poster Presentation

The American Public Health Association’s 2017 annual meeting brings together experts from all fields of public health, clinical, and policy and community to improve the health of all people and all communities.  The Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) participated in a themed poster presentation session – Improving the Nation’s Health through Faith-based Approaches on November 7, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pastor Reems from Center of Hope and Dr. Janice Bell from the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing presented a poster on ACCA’s Advanced Illness Care Program: A Novel Faith-Based Approach to Addressing Advanced Illness Care Disparities.  The poster provides an overview of the ACCA history and formation, the Advanced Illness Care Program big 5 cornerstones and subset of results, the ACCA workforce, important program partnerships and highlights key dissemination activities.

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Third Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration – October 8

Third Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration – October 8

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Please join the Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) and its partners to honor caregivers for their tireless efforts caring for loved ones at the third annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration on October 8th at the Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church  1909 Market Street, Oakland, CA 94607. The afternoon of activities, 2:00pm-6:00pm, will include a celebratory supper, health expo, caregiver appreciation service, and keynote message from Bishop J.W Macklin, Pastor of Glad Tidings COGIC. You do not want to miss the ONE VOICE MASS CHOIR experience, where the choirs from each ACCA church will combine their melodic voices and spirit-filled energy to set the atmosphere in the house!

The event will also celebrate the work of the Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) and the Advanced Illness Care Program™, which helps persons needing advanced illness care and their caregivers address spiritual, advance care planning, health (physical and psychosocial), social and caregiving needs. Now in 12 churches in Alameda County and Contra Costa County, this program has helped over 1,300 persons needing care and caregivers from our congregations and the community over the last 2 years. All are welcome.

Third Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo – October 8th

Supper: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Health Expo: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Service and Program: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church
1909 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Do you have questions about how loved ones with advanced illness care needs can stay at home? What are their best care options? Are there financial resources to help? Learn more about your health and caring for those with advanced illness at the health expo by talking with local experts, services, and organizations.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor of this event, please contact Alexis Owens at lexbubble21@gmail.com.

This celebration, now in its third year, will continue to honor and lift up caregivers in our community who devote their love, support, and time to help persons needing care. In years past we have had over 1,000 guests attend the health expo, dinner and service to learn more about resources that can help persons needing care and caregiver meet their spiritual, health, advance care planning, social, and caregiving needs. The ACCA takes pride in supporting caregivers as they care for loved ones, and also in providing resources and services to persons living with an advanced illness. We hope you can attend!

The Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care 2017 – ACCA presents on the Advanced Illness Care Program

The Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care 2017 – ACCA presents on the Advanced Illness Care Program

The 2017 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care join brought together more than 3,000 experts in hospice and palliative care across the US to Phoenix, Arizona, February 22-25. ACCA’s Executive Director, Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, and Program Manager, Valerie Steinmetz, presented the ACCA Advanced Illness Care Program, “Bridging the Gap Between the Health Delivery Systems, Community Organizations, and Faith-Based Communities in Managing Advanced Illness.” Through discussion, use of case examples, and review of ACCA Advanced Illness Care Program pilot data, the presentation provided practical information for forming partnerships with faith-based community led organizations and how to reach vulnerable populations with advanced illness care needs beyond the healthcare delivery system through the training and deployment of community care navigators.

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Second Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo

Second Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo

The Alameda County Care Alliance is pleased to announce our Second Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration & Health Expo to honor the sacrifice, service, and love demonstrated by all caregivers. We take pride in supporting caregivers as they care for their loved ones. This event is open to ALL to enjoy, be enlightened, and uplifted through information and resources provided at the Health Expo, a delightful meal to nourish the body, and an inspirational message by Pastor Brondon Reems, prepared to encourage all of God’s people. You do not want to miss the ONE VOICE MASS CHOIR experience, where the choirs from each hub-church will combine their melodic voices and spirit-filled energy to set the atmosphere in the house! Although not required, please register to help us as we plan for this large-scale Celebration.

Second Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo Agenda
Supper: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Health Expo: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Service and Program: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Allen Temple Baptist Church
8501 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94621

Do you have questions about how loved ones with advanced illness care needs can stay at home? What are their best care options? Are there financial resources to help? Learn more about your health and caring for those with advanced illness at the health expo by talking with local experts, services, and organizations.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor of this event, please contact Alexis Owens at lexbubble21@gmail.com.

If you would like to make a donation to the ACCA, we will graciously accept any contribution you would like to make and can do so here.

To God be the glory! We hope to see you there!

ACCA Partners

Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit
The San Francisco Foundation
California Health Care Foundation
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis
Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
Public Health Institute
CITRIS, University of California
Center for Elders’ Independence
Family Caregiver Alliance
Horizon Clinical Services

Health Expo Exhibitors

Alameda County Care Alliance
Alameda County Health Services Agency
Alzheimer’s Association
Bay Area Black Nurses Association
Care Advocate Program
Center for Elders’ Independence
East Bay Conversation Project – ACCMA
Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Education and Resource Center
Horizon Clinical Services
Kaiser Permanente, Life Care Planning
Samuel Merritt University
Webb Family Seed Foundation
Women’s Cancer Resource Center
Zen Hospice Project

KQED Article on ACCA Advanced Illness Care Program

KQED Article on ACCA Advanced Illness Care Program

ACCA’s Executive Director Cynthia Carter Perrilliat and Care Navigator Alexis Owens were featured in a recent KQED article that highlights the ACCA Advanced Illness Care Program. This powerful article highlights the work of ACCA Care Navigators helping persons needing care and caregivers find resources to manage their spiritual, social, health and advanced care planning needs.

You can listen to the Audio and read the full article here on the KQED website.

ALAMEDA COUNTY FAITH LEADERS CELEBRATE CAREGIVERS IN A FIRST OF ITS KIND COMMUNITY-FAITH-HEALTH SYSTEM PARTNERSHIP

ALAMEDA COUNTY FAITH LEADERS CELEBRATE CAREGIVERS IN A FIRST OF ITS KIND COMMUNITY-FAITH-HEALTH SYSTEM PARTNERSHIP

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For Immediate Release
September 10, 2015

Contact: Valerie Steinmetz
Program Manager


510.285.5687

ALAMEDA COUNTY FAITH LEADERS CELEBRATE CAREGIVERS IN A FIRST OF ITS KIND COMMUNITY-FAITH-HEALTH SYSTEM PARTNERSHIP
The Alameda County Care Alliance hosts faith leaders, community members and health organizations for a health expo and celebration of caregivers

August 30, 2015–The Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) hosted a Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo at Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ in Hayward, CA to celebrate the work of caregivers, who selflessly give their time and talents to assist community members with advanced illness. As the baby boom population ages, people are increasingly calling for change in advanced illness care – care that both improves their quality of life and addresses their spiritual needs. The Alameda County Care Alliance is working to operationalize these goals in their Advanced Illness Care Program™, by helping those with advanced illness, families, and caregivers manage their spiritual, social, and health needs. Such a program fosters the community and faith-based component in the continuum of care.

The Advanced Illness Care Program™ is the first community-faith-health system partnership of its kind in the nation initiated by the faith community. “Working closely with our partner the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), we approached Kaiser Permanente to support and partner with us to implement this innovative program. We are delighted to showcase the accomplishments of the ACCA Advanced Illness Care Program™ and honor the caregivers who dedicate their time and efforts to help provide the kind of care people want at this critical time in their lives – care that respects their dignity and honors their choices,” said Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Senior Pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church.

The expo brought together a diverse group of over 20 stakeholders from the local, regional and national levels, to help those with advanced illness and their families manage their spiritual, social, and health needs. “Those living with advanced illness and their caregivers need support now. We hope this health expo and the continued partnerships of the exhibitors with the Advanced Illness Care Program™ will help give them the tools and training they so desperately need to successfully navigate the complicated maze of advanced illness care for those they care for, minister to, and love,” said Bishop J.W. Macklin, Pastor of Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ.

“The celebration and expo come at a time when the challenges facing those living with advanced illness has captured national attention,” said Jon Broyles, Executive Director of C-TAC. “But providing comprehensive, person-centered care requires more than just the medical establishment. That’s why this community and faith-based approach is so unique. It gives the often overlooked, but essential, component of the community – caregivers, clergy, and lay people – the support, information and training they need to effectively deliver the kind of care people want and need.”

Building off the community health worker model of community health clinics, the ACCA has developed the community care navigator role from a faith-based perspective within all Hub churches. Community care navigators are not medical professionals, but are trusted, well-respected individuals in their ACCA church. Having undergone extensive training with a curriculum developed by the ACCA and the Allen Temple Leadership Institute, community care navigators work closely with their churches, ministries, and community organizations to align advanced illness care resources and information to the needs of persons needing care and caregivers. The ACCA has also developed a Care Ministry of dedicated volunteer congregants who can work with the ACCA and care navigators to support programmatic needs.

The event brought over 1100 individuals in the community together and featured a packed program, which included:

  • Acknowledgement of the ACCA funders – Kaiser Permanente, the California HealthCare Foundation, and The San Francisco Foundation. A special ceremony was held to present a plaque to Kaiser Permanente for their continued support of the program. Melissa Stern, Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s managing director of Life Care Planning, accepted the award on the organization’s behalf.
  • Service presided by all 5 Pastors from the Hub churches. The keynote message by Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr. addressed the importance of faith in advanced illness care and this Kairos moment provides the opportunity, point in time and motive to bring the faith, clinical and research fields together to implement and evaluate the Advanced Illness Care Program™.
  • Recognition of 98 Care Ministers who completed training to support the Advanced Illness Care Program™.
  • Songs from the One Voice Mass Choir. Over 100 individuals from the 5 Hub churches came together to form the Mass Choir, performing throughout the service.
  • Blessing and recognition of caregivers for the love and dedication they show toward their loved ones.

A special highlight of the event was the celebratory supper and service to honor caregivers in the Alameda County community. “Caregivers often bear the brunt of responsibility when a loved one is facing advanced illness. Now is the time to honor them for their service and show that the faith community can take the lead in supporting those involved,” said Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, Executive Director of the Alameda County Care Alliance.

Hub churches and partnerships participating in the event included:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Allen Temple Baptist Church
  • Glad Tidings COGIC
  • Greater St. John MBC
  • Family Bible Fellowship
  • Center of Hope Community Church
  • Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis
  • Public Health Institute
  • CITRIS, University of California
  • Family Caregiver Alliance
  • Center for Elders’ Independence
  • Coalition to Transform Advanced Care
  • Horizon Home Health Care

The Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) is a coalition of five churches (Allen Temple Baptist Church, Glad Tidings COGIC, Greater St. John MBC, Family Bible Fellowship, Center of Hope Community Church) representing over 35,000 people in Alameda County. The ACCA has launched the Advanced Illness Care Program™ in order to provide persons needing care and their caregivers with navigation assistance with local resources and information to manage spiritual, social, health, and planning for advanced care needs. With support from Kaiser Permanente, the Advanced Illness Care Program™ has been developed as a partnership of the ACCA with local clinical, academic, and public health institutions. The ACCA is part of a national movement to transform care for those with advanced illness, and is a member of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), a national, non-partisan, non-profit coalition of 120+ organizations. ACCA shares the C-TAC vision that all Americans with advanced illness, especially the sickest and most vulnerable, should receive comprehensive, high-quality, person-centered and family-centered care that is consistent with their personal goals and values and honors their dignity. For more information on the ACCA Advanced Illness Care Program™, Hub churches and Partners, sponsorship opportunities, and the Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo, please visit www.accarealliance.org.

Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo

Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo

ACCA CRC & Health Expo

The Alameda County Care Alliance is pleased to announce our First Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration & Health Expo to honor the sacrifice, service, and love demonstrated by all caregivers. We take pride in supporting caregivers as they care for their loved ones. This event is open to ALL to enjoy, be enlightened, and uplifted through information and resources provided at the Health Expo, a delightful meal to nourish the body, and an inspirational message by the Reverend Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr, prepared to encourage all of God’s people. You do not want to miss the MASS CHOIR experience, where the choirs from each hub-church will combine their melodic voices and spirit-filled energy to set the atmosphere in the house! Although not required, please register to help us as we plan for this large-scale Celebration.

Do you have questions about how loved ones with advanced illness care needs can stay at home? What are their best care options? Are there financial resources to help? Learn more about your health and caring for those with advanced illness at the health expo by talking with local experts, services, and organizations.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor of this event, please contact Valerie Steinmetz at vsteinmetz@techandaging.org.

If you would like to make a donation to the ACCA, we will graciously accept any contribution you would like to make and can do so here.

To God be the glory! We hope to see you there!

ACCA Partners

Kaiser Permanente
The San Francisco Foundation
California HealthCare Foundation
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis
Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
Public Health Institute
CITRIS, University of California
Center for Elders’ Independence
Family Caregiver Alliance
Horizon Home Health

Health Expo Exhibitors

ACE Hospice Care
Alameda County Care Alliance
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis
California Telephone Access Program
Care Advocate Program
Center for Elders’ Independence
Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
Covered California – The G.R.E.E.N.E Foundation
Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Education and Resource Center
GYV Company
Hayward Resource Center
Horizon Home Health
Inline Chiropractic Wellness Clinic
Kaiser Permanente, Life Care Planning
Residential Medical Services
Samuel Merritt University
Social Security Administration
South Bay Health Insurance Services
Sutter Health
UCSF Abundant Life Health Ministries
Women’s Cancer Resource Center
Yvette’s Scented Oils and Jewelry proceeds to A Cup of Cold Water
Zen Hospice Project