Center for Asian Health Equity, The University of Chicago
Yicklun was born and raised in Hong Kong. He has always embraced a passion for advancing social justice and health equity for disadvantaged and underserved populations. In 2006, Yicklun earned his master’s degree in social work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, Yicklun is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois.
For the past 10 years, with the focus on social determinants of health, strength-based practice, and culturally informed approach, Yicklun has worked in the immigrant community to help develop various home and community-based and public health programs for low-income seniors and their family caregivers to enhance their health and wellness and enable them to live full and independent lives. Specifically, Yicklun has successfully built the capacity to implement various evidence-based wellness programs to address health disparity issues in the Chinese community, such as Diabetes Self-Management Program, Healthy IDEAS – a depression intervention program for older adults, A Matter of Balance – a fall prevention program for older adults, and Enhance Fitness – a fitness program to help older adults improve their over physical health. Yicklun is particularly interested in finding culturally relevant interventions to address ethnic minority’s behavioral health in terms of prevention, access to care, and treatment.
Serving as Assistant Director at the Asian Health Coalition, Yicklun oversees all community-based programing and reporting and develops strategies to ensure a sustainable community-based programming by building the capacity of community partners and helping to empower the immigrant community.
Tuesday, July 9
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM