Our Programs

Our Health Education Program provides individuals with an array of health education classes each year. These classes cover topics such as chronic diseases, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, mental health, respiratory diseases, menopausal syndrome, eye diseases, arthritis, medication, dental care, and more, to promote wellness, prevention, and support within our communities.

Launched in 2016, Tzu Chi’s Cancer Awareness Program endeavors to strengthen awareness, prevention, and early detection of cancer through Mobile Clinic outreach events, free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, and colon cancer screenings.

The Tzu Chi Cancer Support Group (CSG) formed in 2003 to extend care to those navigating the difficult circumstances that arise when living with cancer. The group provides monthly cancer-related lectures, encourages sharing of personal experiences, provides caregiver consultations, telephone consultations, as well as guidance and recommendations for memorial and burial services meeting the requirements of the family.

The Tzu Chi Chronic Renal Failure Support Group began in 2005 to provide Chinese-speaking patients with information regarding medicine, social benefits, nutrition, self-care, as well as offer emotional support.

Our Healthy Living Programs encourage individuals to take steps to better their health through a variety of services.

In partnership with the City of Hope, American Diabetes Association, and Asian Pacific Diabetes Coalition, our Chronic Metabolic Disease Management Program began in 2014 and has since expanded to include patients with hypertension, high cholesterol, and hyperglycemia to enhance metabolic health and help participants live a better life. Our Healthy Cooking Class provides a hands-on cooking course instructing individuals on how to prepare healthy, satisfying, and hassle-free meals in thirty minutes. This course is guided by experienced health professionals and nutritionists.

A licensed acupuncturist is available to provide free traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) counseling services on a monthly basis concerning lifestyle, diet, and nutrition, for parents of students enrolled in Tzu Chi Academy in Boston. We have also provided in-home acupuncture services to qualifying individuals in the Boston area since 2013. These services are offered on a monthly or weekly basis depending upon patient need and physician availability.

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The Best Partner: OneLegacy


Cancer is something that is totally beatable. Just got to be calm, and just breathe and take it one day at a time. And just believe that the turbulence will stop, and you’ll surface from the water.
Alex Tung
We wanted to challenge people. We wanted them to think seriously about what they valued in life and about their choices to help other people...And I think that’s really helping advance organ donation.
Bryan Stewart, One Legacy, Vice President of Communications
Turning the useless corpse into teaching material is a liberating experience from life and death, as well as the wisdom of knowing how to teach selflessly.
Dharma Master Cheng Yen

Our Partners

We are profoundly grateful for our partners’ selflessness, dedication and support.

Help us bring quality, compassionate care to even more who suffer.

Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation
1008 S. Garfield Ave., Alhambra, CA 91801
Tel +1 (626) 427-9598
Fax +1 (626) 281-5303

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