The refugee community is often unaware of programs, services and other information due to the fact that many materials are not distributed in their languages. FIRM takes this very seriously and regularly engages in distributing information about various resources for the refugee community. Here are the current outreach programs we operate:
California Poison Control: The California Poison Control System (CPCS) provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances. Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and poison information providers answer the calls to 1-800-222-1222 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. FIRM provides outreach and education about this valuable resource and other poison control related information to the Hmong, Laotian and Slavic communities. Please contact Ka Shoua Thao, CA Poison Control Program Coordinator for more information.
KBIF900AM: FIRM provides regular programming on the Central Valley’s most accessed Southeast Asian radio station. We do radio shows about key topics such as mental health, advocacy work, community resources and more for both the Hmong and Laotian communities.
Hmong TV Network: FIRM provides regular programming on the Hmong TV Network on topics such as mental health, advocacy work, community resources and more that reaches a large Hmong audience.