Previous Next 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 Events This Week 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. Coronavirus Update – 1 Minute News Break sponsored by Allameda Alliance for Health. CLICK HERE to watch. On this week’s Black Doctors Speak Podcast, we are joined by Michael LeNoir, MD and James Jackson who is the CEO of the Alameda Health System. We will discuss his background growing up in Oakland, his role as a CEO of a large scale system in the Bay Area, and the role of the public hospital during the COVID-19 epidemic. With more than 30 years in healthcare administration, James Jackson serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Alameda Health System in Alameda County, CA. LISTEN 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. We never sell or rent your information. Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Health Answers For You YOUR FREE HEALTH INFORMATION-- Click Here Need Answers About Your Health? 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. 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 LeNoir: Policy Change Required to Ensure Equitable Treatment for Sickle Cell Patients No Comments As founder of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP), I have dedicated my career to improving health outcomes for our community and confronting the disparities we face. Read More » LeNoir: The Way I See It! No Comments Source: The Washington Informer We’re in a difficult position in this country. It appears that many of our citizens think that the COVID-19 pandemic is over. We Read More » Steps Black Patients Can Take to Survive the U.S. Healthcare System No Comments Maternal mortality is only one facet of a larger issue around Black people receiving quality healthcare in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Read More » Organizations Collaborate to Eliminate Virtual Healthcare Disparities No Comments 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 Read More » 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. CLICK HERE to watch. Read More » Policy Change Required to Ensure Equitable Treatment for Sickle Cell Patients by Michael LeNoir, MD No Comments Policy Change Required to Ensure Equitable Treatment for Sickle Cell Patients by Michael A. LeNoir, M.D. As founder of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP), I have Read More » Alameda Alliance for Health No Comments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: African American Wellness Project (AAWP) Partners with Alameda County to Increase Vaccination Rates Among Alameda County Residents Focus on education, awareness and activation Read More » The African American Wellness Project Kicks Off New Mental Health Initiative with Support from Tyrell Zimmerman No Comments Oakland, California (December 15, 2021) — Last week the Surgeon General warned of a devasting mental health crisis among youth tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More » Our impact AAWP focuses on those tools that you need to get the best quality healthcare regardless of insurance or circumstance. OUR MISSION To direct resources (dollars, services, information etc.) towards empowering the African American Community to improve health outcomes and promote wellness. 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