Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

IMG_3149Risha De Leon (D16) has been spending time with the children and families at ABCD Chinese Church Head Start. This community program provides comprehensive services to families and children aged 3-5 years, such as education, family services, and health screenings. During her most recent visit on 04/04/16, Risha educated parents on basic oral health education, including topics like the importance of preventive measures, dental emergencies, and dental treatment. She also distributed many adult toothbrushes and toothpastes to the families. Through her commitment to ABCD Chinese Church Head Start, Risha is discovering the key to a successful community oral health program:

“I learned that a successful community program is based on a good relationship with your community partner. You have to listen to them and have the same goals and prospective outcome.”

If you are a Mandarin or Cantonese speaking student interested in participating in an oral health education program with ABCD Chinese Church Head Start, please contact Risha De Leon!