Asian Indians for Community Service, Inc. (AICS), is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to the well-being of the community, through advocacy and service to eliminate disparities and promote equity in health care in the greater Washington DC region. Communities of different ethnic origins do have barriers to access to health care and health education due to being either linguistically challenged, economic status, education level, mental health or by the geographical region of their residence. These are typically our target andthe hard to reach population.
AICS strives to ensure that all members in the community are enrolled in health insurance, refer or provide alternative health services, create awareness and prevent diseases, management of chronic diseases, outreach to mental health victims, elimination of senior abuseand general well-being of seniors. The social determinants of the community are the guidelines and provide the parameters of our approach and our servicesextend to financial education, immigration issues, low cost housing, and provide stepping stone to career paths through sponsorship and vocational guidance.