5th Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration

5th Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration

The Alameda County Care Alliance is excited about our upcoming 5th Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration & Health Expo!

This special afternoon event is a time for caregivers to be recognized for their extraordinary efforts to help loved ones and persons needing care. It is also an event where our community can come together and learn about local organizations and resources that can help caregivers and persons needing advanced illness care.

Sunday, November 10th
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Beth Eden Baptist Church
1183 10th Street, Oakland

  • 2-4pm – Free Supper
  • 2-4pm – Health Expo
  • 4-6pm – Special Service with Keynote Speaker Bishop Gregory Payton, and featuring the One Voice Mass Choir

This Caregiver Recognition Celebration also marks a special time for the Alameda County Care Alliance Collaborative (ACCAC) churches as we continue to partner together to lift up our caregivers.  Through the Advanced Illness Care Program™, we are happy to unveil our latest work: the Caregiver Workbook.  This workbook provides tools and guides to help support caregivers as they help those in need. Please read more about this workbook in the Celebration program and at our ACCAC tables during the event.

Over the last five years, the Alameda County Care Alliance Collaborative and the Advanced Illness Care Program™  has helped over 11,000 persons needing care and caregivers from our congregations and communities, enrolling and assisting over 1,100 individuals. In partnership with health systems and community-based, advocacy and academic organizations, we have expanded the program to 17 churches in Alameda County and Contra Costa County, which continues to grow. If you are a person needing advance illness care or are a caregiver that needs assistance, the ACCAC is here to help.

We hope you can attend this important celebration. As always, please share your thoughts with us and the community during the Celebration and online by using #ACCACHonorsCaregivers. We look forward to honoring caregivers at the event but to also empower them everyday, through the Advanced Illness Care Program™.

Reimagine Event: Finding Humanity at End of Life

Reimagine Event: Finding Humanity at End of Life

Join Pastor Corey Kennard, Healthcare Activist and Lead Pastor of Detroit’s Amplify Christian Church, and Dr. Jessica Zitter, author and physician at Oakland’s Highland Hospital with moderator, Cynthia-Carter Perrilliat, executive director of the Alameda County Care Alliance, for a rich series of conversations about improving end of life care. This event will take place on October 30, 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Commonwealth Club.

This event explores faith and inequity among the seriously ill and dying in our healthcare system. What role does spirituality play at end of life and in a health care setting? How can healthcare providers build trust with patients across cultures and faith traditions? How can we address the inequities faced by African Americans when seeking care at the end of life?

Please visit Letsreimagine.org to rsvp and purchase $20 tickets (non-members).

Wednesday, October 30

6:00pm-7:30pm

Commonwealth Club

110 The Embarcadero, Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium

San Francisco, CA 94105

Reimagine Event – Social Justice to the End: Reclaiming Wellbeing While Dying

Reimagine Event – Social Justice to the End: Reclaiming Wellbeing While Dying

Join Pastor Corey Kennard, Rev. Cynthia Carter-Perrilliat and Dr. Ira Byock at Manny’s on Monday, October 28, 7:30-9:00pm at a Reimagine event in San Francisco. This session will explore our human potential for wellbeing in dying from their respective professions and spiritual traditions and identify differences and commonalities.

Panelists and attendees will discuss ways making good use of health care without being reduced to diagnoses and share wisdom for growing inwardly and together through the end of life. In better understanding the emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of being human, we can preserve opportunities for individuals in decline to live fully within the context of families and communities.

See Letsreimagine.org to learn more about this session and to RSVP to this $5 event.

Monday, October 28

7:30pm-9:00pm

Manny’s

3092 16th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Fourth Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration

Fourth Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration

Please join the Alameda County Care Alliance for the Fourth Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo on October 28, 2:00pm – 6:00pm at Center of Hope Community Church, 8411 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA. The celebration is dedicated to lifting up caregivers, thanking and honoring them for all that they do. Everyone is welcome to this afternoon of activities that includes a Health Expo, celebratory supper, caregiver appreciation service and keynote message.  Please share your thoughts with us and the community during the Celebration and online by using #ACCAHonorsCaregivers.

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

UPDATED - Caregiver Save The Date - 4TH EDIT

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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