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Special Service for Groups
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Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Special Service for Groups (SSG) is a private, nonprofit agency established in 1952 that specializes in leading collaborative projects and providing unique community-based services to the vulnerable populations.

Grant Project Information

Asian Latino Pacific Healthcare Access (ALPHA)
Dr. Herbert Hatanaka


The Asian Latino Pacific Healthcare Access (ALPHA) project will reduce high rates of HIV/AIDS among the limited English-proficient Asian Pacific Islander and Latino populations of Los Angeles. The project will focus on addressing stigma and lack of awareness of HIV/AIDS, promoting HIV prevention and early detection, and improving HIV management in the target communities. It will partner with APAIT, JWCH Institute, Inc. and PALS for Health to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate community outreach and education, HIV prevention and detection services, and chronic HIV management via psychological services and case management. Throughout the project, SSG will also optimize the service network to improve collaboration and coordination. Intended outcomes for the ALPHA project include improving the knowledge, awareness and attitudes about HIV/AIDS among the participants and the communities at large, improving treatment adherence and other positive health behaviors among participants, improving life stability (e.g., housing, increased HIV testing and a greater community awareness of the availability and accessibility of HIV/AIDS resources).


  • Increased awareness, education and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)
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