AAWP Health Equity Program on Obesity and its Direct Impact on CV/Diabetes and Asthma We are thrilled to announce that we have received funding through AstraZeneca’s ACT on #HealthEquity! This contribution will support the AAWP in helping to comprehensively address health inequities related to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and respiratory conditions in African Americans. CLICK HERE to read more. AAWP Partners with Linkwell Health to Provide Vital Prostate Cancer Information and Resources African American Wellness Project and Linkwell Health Partner to Provide Vital Prostate Cancer Information and Resources During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. CLICK HERE to read more on this partnership. For tools, tips and resources about prostate cancer, CLICK HERE to read more. Click here for tools and resources on prostate cancer AAWP Launches the “And Black America” Campaign Series The African American Wellness Project Launches the “And Black America” Campaign Series to Celebrate Anniversary of the Passing of the Civil Rights Act and Address Healthcare Inequities that Still Exist Today! CLICK HERE to read more. 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. 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 Partner Testimonials Previous Next AAWP Events This Week Unburdening Asthma: Simple Insights into a Challenging Problem. Join us for a special presentation to learn more about Asthma and how it affects African AmericansIn partnership with BlackDoctor.org and AstraZeneca, the African American Wellness Project is proud to present this important presentation on Asthma in the African American Community, and how we can be more informed about this condition.Our presenter is Demondes Haynes MD, Executive Vice Chair, Dept. of Medicine, Professor of Medicine, UMMC. We hope you enjoy this timely message and as mentioned in the video, if you want to learn more please visit this resource, AIRQ, by going to AirQscore.com. AAWP Heart Health Month featuring Michael LightfootMichael Lightfoot hosts fitness and health to help guide and improve your health through his 9 step fitness program. Today, we will be moving our bodies through cardio and body/weight exercises. Tune in and enjoy this 9 step journey to fitness with the AAWP. Did you know that African American women have the highest rates of obesity or being overweight compared to other groups in the United States? In 2018,Non-Hispanic Blacks were 1.3 times more likely to be obese as compared to non-Hispanic whites.African American women were 50 percent more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic white women.African Americans were 20 percent less likely to engage in active physical activity as compared to non-Hispanic whites.People who are overweight are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, high levels of blood fats, diabetes and LDL cholesterol – all risk factors for heart disease and stroke.Read more here at AAWP Obesity in Older African American Adults. 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. July is Healthy Vision Month! African Americans have some of the highest rates of vision loss and blindness caused by eye disease — and these rates are getting higher. Many eye diseases have no early warning signs but the good news is that comprehensive dilated eye exams can find many of these eye diseases early, when they’re often easier to treat. Learn more HERE and visit https://aawellnessproject.org/ for more information. 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We have them… AAWP is proud to offer the Healthwise Medical Knoweldgebase, with doctor-recommended content and tools that help prepare patients for their appointments and show them how to better manage their medical care. Trusted, high quality, unbiased health information. Resources include:Health Topics A-ZFamily Health AnswersMedication InformationMedical Tests InformationHealth Decision HelpInteractive Health Tools SYMPTOM CHECKER The AAWP – Healthwise Symptom Checker is designed with a body map to help you understand what your medical symptoms could mean, and provide you with the trusted information. Who has the problem? Just click on the button below — choose either the man, woman or child and follow the prompts and answer the questions . 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. 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