Union of Pan Asian Communities

Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on May 13, 2015.  They were recognized for their dedication to providing culturally sensitive services that increase the health, social, and economic self-sufficiency of Asian, Pacific Islander, and other ethnic communities in San Diego County.  UPAC’s programs focus on assisting their clients in meeting a wide range of needs through a personalized approach which recognizes the diverse ethnic and cultural identity of children, youth, adults and families.  UPAC’s culturally competent staff members speak over 30 different languages and dialects.  Guiding clients every step of the way as they confront life’s challenges, UPAC is dedicated to improving their quality of life by building trust and achieving sustainable results.

The Live Well San Diego strategy’s shared vision of a healthy, safe and thriving region, and the County and its partners leveraging each other’s efforts through collaboration and integration, are enthusiastically supported by UPAC,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Margaret Iwanaga-Penrose. “We are committed to implementing a partnership promoting health and safety to the County’s diverse unserved and underserved communities.” 

UPAC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides health and human services to underserved Asian, Pacific Islander, Latino, Middle Eastern, East African, African American and other ethnic populations of San Diego.  UPAC’s major areas of focus include:

  • Adult & Older Adult Mental Health
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health
  • Addiction, Treatment & Recovery
  • Child & Youth Development
  • Economic & Community Development
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
  • Senior Nutrition & Education
Union of Pan Asian Communities

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