AAWP was organized in response to inequities in health care delivery...
Our Initiatives Are
The African American Wellness Project resulted from an organization conference which focused on the persistent health disparities experienced by African Americans. This process consisted of a one day meeting, involving some 25 African American thought leaders from San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and a half day follow-up meeting.
The discussion at the conference resulted in the formation of THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WELLNESS PROJECT as a registered non profit organization.
Our mission: ‘To direct resources (dollars, services, information etc.) towards empowering the African American Community to improve health outcomes and promote wellness”.
Therefore our intent is to focus on the African American Consumer. The emphasis will include the importance of lifestyle and health, prevention, screening and early detection. In addition, we want African Americans to become more sophisticated as they navigate the health care system. We want African Americans and other consumers to be alert and vigilant when they do not receive quality care. And we intend to create a network of experts to support you as you as we work together to make the health care system more sensitive to the needs of our community.