AAWP Newsletter

January 16, 2024

Embracing Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy: AAWP’s Commitment to Health Equity

We commemorated and celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and found inspiration in his pursuit of justice, equality, and a better future for all. In the spirit of Dr. King’s vision, the African American Wellness Project (AAWP) stands as a dedicated advocate for health equity within the African American community.

December 6, 2023

Give the Gift of Giving this Holiday Season

This holiday season, let’s come together to make a difference in the lives of our community. The African American Wellness Project (AAWP) invites you to join our movement for health equity and empower individuals to take charge of their health and wellness every day.

November 28, 2023

Support The African American Wellness Project Today on Giving Tuesday

It’s Giving Tuesday! Please Support the African American Wellness Project, an organization dedicated to addressing the health disparities that persist within the African American community.

November 8, 2023

AAWP Launches New Website with You in Mind!

The AAWP is thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new website! Our new website is designed to enhance your experience and provide valuable resources so that you can advocate for and protect your health. AAWP partnered with Healthwise to create this user-friendly, informative, and visually appealing website.

October 19, 2023

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Breast Cancer affects us all, but the impact on the African American community is significant. While Black women are less likely to be diagnosed with Breast Cancer, they are about 40% more likely to die from this disease and Black women also die from Breast Cancer more than any other Cancer.

September 13, 2023

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month shines a vital spotlight on a concerning issue, particularly for African American men. Statistics underscore the gravity: African American men are 76% more likely to develop Prostate Cancer and twice as likely to die from it compared to white men.

August 18, 2023

Let’s Boost Your Health During National Immunization Month

 

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsors this Awareness Month in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.

August 2, 2023

August is Back-to-School and National Immunization Awareness Month Awareness Month!

It’s August, which means Back-to-School and National Immunization Awareness Month. Make sure you and your kids are ready by being caught up with all the shots required. We’ll be sharing out information, tips, and resources vetted by our trusted network of doctors and medical experts.

July 13, 2023

July is CDC National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!

 

Join the AAWP in shining a light on the mental health challenges faced by the African American community. According to recent studies, African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious psychological distress compared to their white counterparts.

June 29, 2023

Tune in to the Black Doctors Speak Podcast on
Prostate Cancer Management

 

Tune in to the Black Doctors Speak Podcast with renowned physician expert and AAWP Founder, Dr. Michael LeNoir, for an engaging and informative discussion on Prostate Cancer Management. In this episode, Dr. LeNoir is joined by Dr. Langford and a special guest who shares his personal experience and dissatisfaction with his Prostate evaluations.

June 19, 2023

Juneteenth: Honoring Freedom, Resilience, and Heritage

 

Today represents a significant day in American history, commemorating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery. On this day, we come together to honor the remarkable resilience and strength of the African American community. We recognize that while we have come far, we still have further to go.

June 8, 2023

Shining a Light on Alzheimer’s
Disease Awareness Month

 

During Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, it is essential to shed light on how this condition specifically affects the African American community. African Americans are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, experience higher rates of diagnosis and often face unique challenges in accessing care and support.

May 25, 2023

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

 

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month and the AAWP aims to raise awareness about Arthritis, a common yet often misunderstood condition that affects millions of people worldwide.

May 11, 2023

Special Mental Health Edition

 

May is Mental Health Month and here are a few things to know about challenges to African American mental healthand how to mitigate them during this mental health awareness month.

April 26, 2023

Meet the Founder of the AAWP, Dr. Michael LeNoir

 

Dr. Michael LeNoir is a renowned physician, thought leader, media expert, community activist and founder of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP), an organization dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the African American community.

April 12, 2023

Advocate for Better Health During Minority Health Month

 

National Minority Health Month (NMHM) is an annual observance held in April to help raise awareness about the importance of improving the health of racial and ethnic minority communities and reducing health disparities. There are many factors that contribute to health disparities which include: social determinants of health, such as poverty, lack of access to quality healthcare, and discrimination.