Black History Month Theme “Black Health & Wellness”

African American Wellness Project Epitomizes Black History Month Theme “Black Health & Wellness”

Committed to Addressing Health Disparities in the Black Community for 20 Years

Oakland, CA, February 8, 2022 — The 2022 Black History Month Theme is Black Health and Wellness, chosen by the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH).

Founded by Dr. Michael LeNoir in 2002, The African American Wellness Project (AAWP) has brought Black health and wellness to the forefront through its work empowering African Americans to improve health outcomes and promote wellness. Organized to respond to health disparities in the Black community, the AAWP seeks to close these gaps by providing trusted health and wellness information and advocacy. It enables and encourages this population to better navigate the healthcare system, advocate for themselves, and receive improved care, regardless of insurance or circumstances.

According to ASALH President Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney, in the ninety-five year history of Black History Month celebrations, this year’s theme couldn’t be more appropriate. “Our nation has suffered through two years of a worldwide pandemic called the coronavirus or COVID-19. Almost one million Americans have died during the pandemic and African Americans have suffered disproportionately from COVID-19 more than any other group of Americans.”

“At AAWP we have been providing the information, tools and resources African Americans need to protect their health” said AAWP Founder and long-time Bay area award-winning physician Dr. LeNoir. “We believe that health disparities will continue to exist, so we must step up and take the lead. Visit our website to learn more about the breadth of tools, resources and information we offer to the Black Community.”

About AAWP 
Founded in 2002, the African American Wellness Project (AAWP) was formed to respond to health disparities in the African American community and is dedicated to health equity and better health outcomes for people of color.  Visit for more information.

For More Information on the African American Wellness Project, contact:

Monique Pittman  

Executive Director