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 MonthCLICK HERE to read more on this partnership. For tools, tips and resources about prostate cancer, CLICK HERE to read more.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Americans

In 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 Lightfoot
Michael 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 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.


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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.

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