AAWP Delivers — Health Information You Can Trust Our mission is to improve the health of the African-American community by serving as a megaphone for trusted information that enables and encourages African Americans to better navigate the healthcare system, advocate for themselves, and receive improved care, regardless of insurance or circumstances. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the AAWP is here to help raise awareness about the impact on the well-being of communities of color across our Nation. We stand with those who are experiencing mental health conditions and here to support you in receiving the treatment you may need. Join us this month as we share valuable resources and information on mental health to help combat the unprecedented mental health crisis across our country. Read more here from President Biden: https://bit.ly/3kufAnm and AAWP here: https://aawellnessproject.org/mental-health-resources/ Get in the ring, Champion! The tobacco industry has used African Americans to make millions for centuries, but it’s time to fight back. Tobacco regulation starts with talking to your local legislature about needed policies and changes. Visit NoMentholSunday.org to learn how to start that dialogue. The AAWP is proud to play a role in helping launch the Digital Health for Equitable Health (#DHEH) Alliance. This is a milestone for the future of #healthcare for underserved communities to help create a more accessible and inclusive #digitalhealth society. “The African American Wellness Project (AAWP) works to improve the health of the African-American community by serving as a megaphone for trusted information that enables and encourages African Americans to better navigate the healthcare system, advocate for themselves, and receive improved care, regardless of insurance or circumstances. We are excited about being a part of the Digital Heath for Equitable Health Alliance and sharing a collective voice with other organizations who are seeking to make a difference, so that we can have even greater impact addressing health disparities in the Black community.” Monique LeNoir – Executive Director, AAWPLearn more at: dhehalliance.org AAWP Events This Week The healthcare inequalities in our country are far-reaching. Join AAWP in the fight as we do our part to ensure that the African American community receives equitable comprehensive healthcare.Your donation goes toward supporting the physical, mental and emotional health of African American communities across the nation through health programs and initiatives.CLICK HERE for details and to donate! Coronavirus Update – 1 Minute News Break sponsored by Allameda Alliance for Health. CLICK HERE to watch. Excellent article by Louis Jacobson published in Politifax, May 2, 2022 providing a guide to keep up with an ever-changing variants of the Omicron virus. READ MORE. This week on the Black Doctors Speak Podcast, we are joined by Dr. George Woods who will discuss mental health in the African American Community. Dr. Woods is a psychiatrist who feels that the mental health delivery system is not sensitive, and often prejudiced, against African Americans. In addition, many African Americans are distrustful of mental health services.Regardless of the rationale for poor outcomes, especially during these difficult times, we have to do a better job both changing the mental health system to appreciate cultural differences and to increase awareness of the value of mental health services in the African American community. CLICK HERE. Wednesday’s Wisdom is from DB Bedford, AAWP panelist of our Mental Health Initiative. Mr. Bedford recently participated in AAWP’s “Profiled: The Black Man,” that examined the origins of the widespread stereotypes that have permeated society and impacted the lives of Black males in America for centuries. CLICK HERE to watch Mr. Bedford discuss mental health in the African American community. AAWP Delivers — Answers You Need Symptom Checker Click Here Health Decision Tools Click Here Interactive Wellness Tools Click Here Health TopicsA - Z Click Here We Are Proud to Announce — AAWP & Healthwise Partnership AAWP is proud to announce our partnership with Healthwise. This partnership allows us to bring you the most accurate up to date online health resource in the U.S.. Now you can get reliable, vetted answers to your health questions. We provide information you need to make better healthcare decisions. Come Join Us Receive our Newsletter for the latest Medical News and Tips to help you and your family get the best medical care possible. 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Symptom Checker How to get the most out of medical appointments — This Is How We Do It We will be providing tip sheets about things you should do and questions you should ask during medical appointments. We want to empower you with knowledge, so that you can get the best care possible for you and your family. Get Your Medical Tip Sheets --Click Here AAWP Online and On-air Nationwide Black Doctors Speak Podcast Response to the healthcare delivery inequities for African Americans--while also giving a voice to Black Doctors, who are often left out of the important discussion on healthcare issues facing Black America. Black Doctors Speak and BlackDoctor.org AAWP in partnership with BlackDoctor.org produces a weekly Facebook Live. We discuss hot topics in health, reaching an audience of over 35,000 each week. VNR1- AAWP PSA Campaign VNR1 in partnership with AAWP is producing a monthly PSA campaign going out to TV and Radio stations across the U.S.. This campaign reaches about 5,000,000 people weekly. AAWP Newsletter The AAWP newsletter serves as your smart, simple connection to the world-class expertise of Black physicians and healthcare professionals. Join by filling out the following form. Come join us We believe that health disparities will continue to exist, only if we allow them to continue. We have to step up and take the lead. Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: News You Should Know About African American Wellness Project Acknowledges Mental Health Awareness Month Continues to Urge for Mental Health Awareness Efforts and Supporting the Black Community No Comments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: African American Wellness Project Acknowledges Mental Health Awareness Month Continues to Urge for Mental Health Awareness Efforts and Supporting the Black Community Read More » MAGNA Equity Session: Health & Wellness 1 Comment MAGNA Equity Session: Health & Wellness with AAWP Executive Director, Monique LeNoir-Pittman. 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