VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN NURSES' ASSOCIATION (VANA)

VANA Community Services
Professional networking with other nurses along with other healthcare personnel
Health education for communities (health fairs, health screenings, etc.)
Providing leadership for nurses
Providing mentorship for nursing students and new nurses
For more information regarding future events, to RSVP, or to lend a helping hand, please call 713-792-4382 or email Triapn@yahoo.com

FUTURE EVENTS

VANA's 3rd Quarterly Meeting 2017

Dear VANA Members,

As always, I hope this message find you well!

Beside being busy clinicians and students some of you are probably even busier now that school has just started. I have a four-year old, a three-year old, and an one-year old. We just took the four-year old to meet his Pre-K teachers yesterday. Prior to that, we were busy trying to buy everything on his long school supply list to get him ready for school.

Now, to answer the question “What do steak, women & SIHD, and VANA health fair have in common?” They have a lot  in common: we will have our next VANA meeting at Ruth's Chris Steak House (on Thursday, September 28, 2017), learn about women and stable ischemic heart disease, and discuss about our upcoming health fair (which will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017). That said, please mark your calendar and take a little time out of your busy schedule to register and attend the meeting. Due to limited seating please see the registration information below and register as soon as possible.

We will have plenty of opportunities for you to volunteer for the health fair. If you have not paid your membership fee (active RN membership is $45/year and nursing student membership is $10/year) for a year or more please remember to bring cash or check to pay for it. If you have time please check out our VANA website www.thevana.org

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please feel free to e-mail me.

I hope to see as many of you at the meeting (and health fair) as possible.

In the meantime, please take a good care of yourselves, your patients, loved ones, families, and friends by eating healthy, drinking plenty of fluid, exercising regularly, getting enough rest, and helping others!

Sincerely Yours,

Tri (aka Michael) Pham, PhD, RN, ANP

VANA President  

PAST EVENTS
 (VANA Annual Health Fairs & Quarterly Professional Meetings)

2007

Cancer Workshop: October 7th, 2007, 12p.m.-4p.m. at Lac Hong Community Center

2008

VANA Meeting/CE Lecture: August 28th, 2008, 6pm-7pm (meeting), 7pm-8pm (lecture) at Papadeaux Seafood @ 610/S. Main

Cancer Workshop: August 31st, 2008, 9a.m.-1p.m. at Lac Hong Community Centert

VANA Meeting/CE Lecture: November 6th, 2008, 6pm-6:30pm(meeting), 6:30pm-7:30pm(lecture) at Maggiano Little Italy Restaurant @ Post Oak Blvd.

2009

VANA Meeting/CE Lecture: February 5th, 2009, 6pm-7pm (meeting), 7pm-8pm (lecture) at Kim Son-Downtown @ 2001 Jefferson St.

VANA Fundraiser for August 2009 Health Fair: August 1st and 2nd, 2009 (Saturday thru Sunday), 10am-5pm (For more info, contact Helene or Terry), at Southwest Flea Market (59S b/w Hillcroft & Fountainview)

VANA Meeting/CE Lecture: August 6th, 2009, 6pm-7pm (meeting), 7pm-8pm (lecture) at Papadeaux Seafood @ 610/S. Main

VANA 2009 Health Fair: August 9th, 2009, 9a.m.-1p.m. at Civic Center

2010

VANA 1st Quarterly Meeting/New Year Celebration: February 11, 2010, 6pm-8pm at Kim Son-Downtown

VANA 2nd Quarterly Meeting: May 13, 2010, 6pm-8pm at Willie G. Steak and Seafood Restaurant, S. Post Oak Blvd.

VANA 3rd Quarterly Meeting: August 5, 2010, 6pm-8pm at America's Restaurant, 1800 Post Oak Blvd.

VANA 2010 Health Fair: August 22nd, 2010, 9a.m.-1p.m. at The Wellness Center near Memorial Hermann Southwest (7600 Beechnut, Houston, Texas, 77074); Services: *Education sessions on cancer early screening and detection, hepatitis and liver cancer, breast cancer and breast health, nutrition, cardio-vascular diseases and prevention *Cancer support group with caner survivors sharing their experiences *Screening: BP, glucose, hearing and hearing aid needs, hepatitis, cholesterol, bone density, mammogram (will take appointments and will schedule for the following week at a different location since the mammogram team could not come on Sunday) *Individual consultations on health and diseases by family practitioners, internists, and specialists such as GYNs, radiologists, hepatologists, opthalmologists, etc. *Immunization 

VANA 4th Quarterly Meeting: November 11, 2010, 6:15pm-8:15pm at Kim Son Restaurant-Downtown

2011

VANA 1st Quarterly Meeting: February 24, 2011, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Papadeaux Seafood, 2525 South Loop West, Houston, Texas, 77054


VANA 2nd Quarterly Meeting: May 12, 2011, 5:30pm-8:00pm at Kim Son Restaurant-Downtown, 2001 Jefferson Street, Houston, Texas, 77003

VANA 3rd Quarterly Meeting: August 11, 2011, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Kim Son Restaurant-Downtown, 2001 Jefferson Street, Houston, Texas, 77003

VANA 4th Quarterly Meeting: October 13, 2011, 6:15pm-9:00pm at Americas River Oaks, 2040 West Gray, Houston, Texas, 77057

VANA 2011 Health Fair: October 30, 2011 (SUNDAY), 9a.m.-1p.m. at The Wellness Center near Memorial Hermann Southwest (7600 Beechnut, Houston, Texas, 77074); Services: *Education sessions on cancer early screening and detection, hepatitis and liver cancer, breast cancer and breast health, nutrition, cardio-vascular diseases and prevention *Cancer support group with caner survivors sharing their experiences *Screening: BP, glucose, hearing and hearing aid needs, hepatitis, cholesterol, bone density, mammogram (will take appointments and will schedule for the following week at a different location since the mammogram team could not come on Sunday) *Individual consultations on health and diseases by family practitioners, internists, and specialists such as GYNs, radiologists, hepatologists, opthalmologists, etc. *Immunization

VANA Additional Quarterly Meeting:November 10, 2011, 6:15pm-9:00pm at Papadeaux Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas, 77054

2012

VANA 1st Quarterly Meeting: February 9, 2012, 6:30pm-9:00pm at Kim Son Restaurant-Bellaire, 10603 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072

VANA 2st Quarterly Meeting: June 14, 2012, 6:30pm-9:00pm at Fogo De Chao, 8250 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77063

VANA 3st Quarterly Meeting: October 11, 2012, 6:00pm-9:00pm atThe Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 111 N. Post Oak Ln, Houston, TX 77024

VANA 2012 Health Fair: October 14, 2012 (SUNDAY), 9a.m.-1p.m. at Medical Plaza-Memorial Hermann Southwest (7600 Beechnut, Houston, Texas, 77074); Services: *Education sessions on cancer early screening and detection, hepatitis and liver cancer, breast cancer and breast health, nutrition, cardio-vascular diseases and prevention *Cancer support group with caner survivors sharing their experiences *Screening: BP, glucose, hearing and hearing aid needs, hepatitis, cholesterol, bone density, mammogram (will take appointments and will schedule for the following week at a different location since the mammogram team could not come on Sunday) *Individual consultations on health and diseases by family practitioners, internists, and specialists such as GYNs, radiologists, hepatologists, opthalmologists, etc. *Flu Shot

2013

VANA 1st Quarterly Meeting: February 14, 2013, 6:30pm-9:00pm at Kim Son Restaurant-Bellaire, 10603 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072

VANA 2nd Quarterly Meeting: May 9, 2013, 6:30pm-9:00pm at Kim Son Restaurant-Downtown, 2001 Jefferson Street, Houston, TX 77003

VANA 3rd Quarterly Meeting: August 15, 2013, 6:00pm-8:30pm at Kim Son Restaurant-Downtown, 2001 Jefferson Street, Houston, TX 77003

VANA 4th Quarterly Meeting: October 24, 2013, 6:00pm-8:30pm at Carmelo's Italian Restaurant, 14795 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

VANA 2013 Health Fair: November 3, 2013 (SUNDAY), 9a.m.-1p.m. at Medical Plaza-Memorial Hermann Southwest (7600 Beechnut, Houston, Texas, 77074); Services: *Education sessions on cancer early screening and detection, hepatitis and liver cancer, breast cancer and breast health, nutrition, cardio-vascular diseases and prevention *Cancer support group with caner survivors sharing their experiences *Screening: BP, glucose, hearing and hearing aid needs, hepatitis, cholesterol, bone density, mammogram (will take appointments and will schedule for the following week at a different location since the mammogram team could not come on Sunday) *Individual consultations on health and diseases by family practitioners, internists, and specialists such as GYNs, radiologists, hepatologists, opthalmologists, etc. *Flu Shot

2014

VANA 1st Quarterly Meeting: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6:00pm-8:30pm at Papadeaux Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX 77054, (713) 665-3155

VANA 2nd Quarterly Meeting: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:00pm-8:30pm at Maggiano's Restaurant, 2019 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056, (713) 961-2700

VANA 3rd Quarterly Meeting: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:00pm-8:30pm at Damian's Cucina Italiana, 3011 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006, (713) 522-0439

VANA 4rd Quarterly Meeting: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Kim Son Restaurant-Downtown, 2001 Jefferson Street, Houston, TX 77003, (713) 222-2461

VANA 2014 Health Fair: October 12, 2014(SUNDAY), 9a.m-1p.m. at Medical Plaza-Memorial Hermann Southwest (7600 Beechnut, Houston, Texas, 77074); Services: *Education sessions on cancer early screening and detection, hepatitis and liver cancer, breast cancer and breast health, nutrition, cardio-vascular diseases and prevention *Cancer support group with caner survivors sharing their experiences *Screening: BP, glucose, hearing and hearing aid needs, hepatitis, cholesterol, bone density, mammogram (will take appointments and will schedule for the following week at a different location since the mammogram team could not come on Sunday) *Individual consultations on health and diseases by family practitioners, internists, and specialists such as GYNs, radiologists, hepatologists, opthalmologists, etc. *Flu Shot

2015

VANA 1st Quarterly Meeting of 2015: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Kim Son Restaurant-Downtown, 2001 Jefferson Street, Houston, TX 77003, (713) 222-2461

VANA 2nd Quarterly Meeting of 2015: Friday, June 19, 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Pappasito's Cantina, 6445 Richmond Ave Houston, TX 77057

VANA 3rd Quarterly Meeting of 2015: Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Kim Son Restaurant-Downtown, 2001 Jefferson Street, Houston, TX 77003, (713) 222-2461

VANA 2015 Health Fair: October 11, 2015(SUNDAY), 9a.m.-1p.m. at Medical Plaza-Memorial Hermann Southwest (7600 Beechnut, Houston, Texas, 77074); Services: *Education sessions on cancer early screening and detection, hepatitis and liver cancer, breast cancer and breast health, nutrition, cardio-vascular diseases and prevention *Cancer support group with caner survivors sharing their experiences *Screening: BP, glucose, hearing and hearing aid needs, hepatitis, cholesterol, bone density, mammogram (will take appointments and will schedule for the following week at a different location since the mammogram team could not come on Sunday) *Individual consultations on health and diseases by family practitioners, internists, and specialists such as GYNs, radiologists, hepatologists, opthalmologists, etc. *Flu Shot

VANA 4rd Quarterly Meeting of 2015: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm at L'Olivier Restaurant, 240 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006, (713) 360-6313

2016

VANA 1st Quarterly Meeting of 2016: Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Seasons 52, 4410 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas, 77027

VANA 2nd Quarterly Meeting of 2016: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, 2405 W Alabama Street
Houston, Texas 77098

VANA 3rd Quarterly Meeting of 2016: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Morton's Steakhouse, 5000 Westheimer Rd, Houston, Texas 77056

VANA 2016 Health Fair: October 16, 2016 (SUNDAY), 9a.m.-1p.m. at Medical Plaza-Memorial Hermann Southwest (7600 Beechnut, Houston, Texas, 77074); Services: *Education sessions on cancer early screening and detection, hepatitis and liver cancer, breast cancer and breast health, nutrition, cardio-vascular diseases and prevention *Cancer support group with caner survivors sharing their experiences *Screening: BP, glucose, hearing and hearing aid needs, hepatitis, cholesterol, bone density, mammogram (will take appointments and will schedule for the following week at a different location since the mammogram team could not come on Sunday) *Individual consultations on health and diseases by family practitioners, internists, and specialists such as GYNs, radiologists, hepatologists, opthalmologists, etc. *Flu Shot

VANA 4th Quarterly Meeting of 2016: Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 5433 Westheimer Rd, Houston, Texas 77056

2017


VANA 1st Quarterly Meeting of 2017: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30pm-8:00pm at Kim Son-Downtown, 2001 Jefferson St., Houston, Texas 77003

VANA 2nd Quarterly Meeting of 2017: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm at The Oceanaire Seafood, 5061 Westheimer Rd, Suite 8050, Houston, Texas, 77056

PAST HEALTH FAIRS

Health Fair October 30, 2011