The Mission of the AUHS Foundation

The organization’s mission is to advance knowledge and scholarly inquiry related to education in health sciences for the underrepresented groups, and to promote the use of research to improve their education and healthcare opportunities. As a research organization, AUHS Foundation is recognized and respected for its commitment to the underrepresented, its collaborative approach, and the values of diversity with which it pursues its mission. The organization focuses on research projects on educational and healthcare policies and interventions which help improve education and healthcare opportunities for underrepresented populations from medically-underserved communities, with a high percentage of the homeless, the youth, and groups from low socio-economic backgrounds.

About Us

About Us

The AUHS Foundation is a data-driven community-based research organization that was created to relieve the suffering of the poor, distressed, and underprivileged through research and education in health sciences.

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HELP Program

HELP Program

Homeless Empowerment Learning Program (HELP) is a health education intervention program developed to improve the health conditions of the homeless through on-going education and training.

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CARE Program

CARE Program

The CARE program is an adaptive intervention from regular occupational training program, which focuses solely on delivering career education and employment training to the underrepresented.

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Homelessness in Long Beach

Long Beach is ranked as the fourth-highest rate of unsheltered homeless among major cities in the nation in the 2015 AHAR Report. There are a total of 2,345 homeless by year of 2015, among whom 1,513 are unsheltered and 832 are sheltered

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  • “Time (duration of homelessness) and place (living arrangements) appear to be two dimensions of homelessness necessary for an operational definition that facilitates subgroup differentiation and increases understanding of the dynamics of homelessness. They conceptualized “homelessness” as a continuous variable that can be described by coordinates......

  • Mok Thoong Chong, Jason Yamaki, Megan Harwood, Richard d’Assalenaux, Ettie Rosenberg,Okezie Aruoma & Anupam Bishayee (2014). Assessing health conditions and medication use among the homeless community in Long Beach, California. Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice. 3(2):56-61. Abstract: Persons experiencing homelessness are a vulnerable population and are at increased risk for morbidity and all-cause......

  • You are invited to take part in a demographic survey about Homeless Empowerment Learning Program (HELP) in Long Beach area. HELP is a health education intervention program developed by AUHS Foundation. The program intends to improve the health conditions of the homeless in Long Beach......

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