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Marshallese Cultural Health Forum 2023: Bridging Communities Through Cross-Cultural Education

The Marshallese Cultural Health Forum was a transformative experience, where attendees gathered to foster a deeper understanding of health needs within the Marshallese community and beyond. This unique event featured insightful presentations and distinguished speakers, providing invaluable insights into the cultural nuances that influenced healthcare practices.

The forum served as a vital platform for individuals, healthcare professionals, and community leaders to come together and engage in meaningful dialogue. Through cross-cultural education, we aimed to bridge gaps in healthcare delivery, ensuring that every individual, regardless of their cultural background, received the support they deserved.

Highlights of the event included:

Engaging Presentations: Expert speakers delved into various aspects of Marshallese culture, shedding light on traditional health practices, beliefs, and the challenges faced by the community in accessing quality healthcare.

Interactive Exhibits: Attendees immersed themselves in the rich tapestry of Marshallese culture through interactive exhibits showcasing art, music, and cuisine, providing a sensory experience that deepened their understanding of this vibrant community.

Networking Opportunities: Participants connected with like-minded individuals, healthcare professionals, and community leaders who shared a passion for improving health outcomes and promoting cultural inclusivity.

Those who attended the Marshallese Cultural Health Forum gained valuable insights that empowered them to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of Marshallese individuals, and by extension, contributed to a more inclusive and equitable healthcare system for all.

The event was a significant step towards creating a healthier, more culturally sensitive future for our communities. It was an opportunity for attendees to be part of a movement dedicated to positive change.

 

 

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National Marshallese Community Coalition: 2nd Annual Marshallese Leadership Summit 2023

Earlier this month, Living Islands had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the National Marshallese Community Coalition (NMCC) 2nd Annual Marshallese Leadership Summit held in Arkansas. This event brought together various community members, leaders, and organizations with a shared interest in the well-being and prosperity of the Marshallese community.

During the summit, Living Islands had the honor of delivering a comprehensive presentation that focused on navigating the intricate 501(c)3 application process. This process refers to the application for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the United States Internal Revenue Code, which is specifically designed for nonprofit organizations. By achieving this tax-exempt status, organizations like Living Islands can further their efforts and expand their positive impact within the community.

The presentation covered crucial aspects of the 501(c)3 application process, including the necessary steps, documentation requirements, and best practices for ensuring a successful and smooth application. By sharing this valuable knowledge, Living Islands aimed to empower other community-based organizations in their journey to obtain tax-exempt status, thereby facilitating their growth and ability to serve their missions effectively.

Kommol tata to NMCC and to all who attended!

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FSM Consulate opening in Portland

So proud to join President David Panuelo of the Federated States of Micronesia and Consulate General Joe Enlet for the opening of a brand new FSM Consulate in Portland on Saturday.

A beautiful day to celebrate Micronesia! 🇫🇲

#FSM #Micronesia #community #PacificIslanders #PacificProud #Portland

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Marshallese Leaders Summit in Oregon

Message – We are honored to be able to present an opportunity to the Marshallese community by introducing the process of applying for a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We got to share our experiences at the first annual Marshallese Leaders Summit in Oregon!

Thank you to everyone who came out and everyone who made this summit possible
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#marshallese #leadership #oregon #marshallislands #micronesian #community #pacifcislander #nonprofit

Oregon Marshallese Community Association
Oregon Pacific Islander Coalition
Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon – APANO
COFA Alliance National Network
Pacific Islander Health Partnership
Marshallese Community Organization of Hawai’i (MCOH)
Oregon Health Authority

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