Building Bridges AwardThe 2018 Pacific Century Institute's Annual Award Dinner was held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles. Former Ambassador at Large Robert L. Gallucci was honored with PCI's Individual Building Bridges Award and the Council on Foreign Affairs, the preeminent, independent, nonpartisan organization in the United States devoted to issues of foreign policy and international relations, was given the Institutional Building Bridges Award.
The Pacific Century Institute established the Building Bridges Award in 2000 to honor people who have enhanced relations between Americans and Asians and who exemplify PCI's commitment to building bridges to a better future.
Every year, academics, policy makers, journalists and interested individuals come together at an annual dinner to give out this prestigious award and to celebrate the dedication and the accomplishments of the recipient.
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Vietnam ProgramPacific Century Institute supports UC Davis Health Department’s project, Advancing services and supports for family caregivers of persons with dementia in Vietnam. Under Dr. Hinton’s leadership, the team made excellent progress in developing and testing (in a small case series) a culturally tailored program (REACH-Vietnam) to support family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease in Vietnam, to engage policy leaders in Vietnam to lay the groundwork for broader dissemination and implementation of the model that is developed from this project, and to forge collaborations with other groups locally, nationally and internationally to advance this work. Two major activities will be conducted and will be critical for the longer-term success of the project –testing the model in a larger group of family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and then holding a national meeting (November of 2018) to disseminate the results of project and to build momentum for next steps. Some of the major activities conducted are:
1. Training collaborators and staff at the National Geriatric Hospital in Vietnam
2. Pilot test the intervention in a small case series (n=6)
3. Engaging key policy makers to increase the impact of our work
Dr. Hinton has made several trips to Vietnam in 2018 to provide technical assistance and support to the team in Vietnam. With the support of the Vice Minister of Health, the team is also developing collaborations with an Australian group, led by a Vietnamese pharmacist researcher, to support the development of a national plan to address the challenge of Alzheimer’s Disease in Vietnam. With our collaborators, the team is planning a major event in November in Hanoi to bring together high-level policy makers, government officials, and other stakeholders to discuss the development of the national plan and to disseminate results of our eldercare project.