FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kaiser Permanente David Lawrence Community Service Awards
Westin Hotel -Ballroom
50 3
rd Street and Market
San Francisco CA
April22

The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care and two of its volunteers, Pauline Nee and AnnieChang, are being awarded today, Tuesday April 22
nd, Kaiser Permanente’s David Lawrence Community Service Award, which recognizes individuals and groups that have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to improve the health of our communities. This coveted national award received over 120 nominations this year. Only 12 finalists were selected for this special distinction.

The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care was founded in December 2005 to address the lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate End of Life Care for the Chinese American community. Our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers comprised of bilingual Chinese volunteers and caregivers as well as professionals from healthcare and other disciplines, bring a rich depth of knowledge, skills, and experience from medicine, nursing, social work, pharmacy, law, spirituality, community relations, communication, and academia. Our Coalition upholds the mission and vision of building a community in which Chinese Americans are able to face the End of Life with dignity, respect, and meaning. Since its inception in 2005, our community-based organization has grown to encompass over 50 organizations. Participating organizations include Kaiser Permanente, National Hospice & Palliative Coalition Organization, California Coalition for Compassionate Care, American Cancer Society – California Chinese Unit, Alzheimer’s Association – Northern California & Northern Nevada Chapter, California Transplant Donor Network, Hospice of the Valley, Zen Hospice, On Lok Senior Health Services, Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehabilitation Center,
Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, Herald Cancer Care Network, Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Hospice Foundation of Taiwan and Tzu Chi Foundation USA.