In addition to the scholarly contributions, KATIVA NOLA has also contributed to the Vietnamese American community in many other ways:
We documented and interpreted many of the challenges that the community has overcome since its establishment in 1975.
We provided essential pre-Katrina and post-Katrina data on the community’s health needs to support the opening of the community’s health clinic in 2008.
We organized, funded, and implemented a series of life history interviews of the Vietnamese community’s elderly, while training Vietnamese youth in interviewing and filming techniques in 2008.
We developed a mental health resource guide with Common Ground Health Clinic to produce a guide to mental health and health behavior services in the area available in Vietnamese in 2010.
We created a Home Health Care Book to increase health literacy in the community, introducing common health ailments - including symptoms, consequences, prevention, and treatment in 2012.
We prepared an up-to-date report on the health needs of the community in 2015.
We initiated an Notable Vietnamese Women Project to exhibit the lives and legacies of women whose experiences and activities have built and strengthened the Vietnamese American community in New Orleans in 2017.
We sent artfully designed Happy New Year cards (the 2018 card attachment below) to the participants of the study every year .