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LeNoir: Policy Change Required to Ensure Equitable Treatment for Sickle Cell Patients

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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that racism in healthcare is a fundamental cause of our health inequities, contributing to our high rates of chronic illness and …

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LeNoir: The Way I See It!

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 have stopped wearing masks, social distancing, and appearing in large crowds, even when we know many people are unvaccinated. But while we may be finished with the virus, from personal experience I can tell …

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Steps Black Patients Can Take to Survive the U.S. Healthcare System

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 Control and Prevention, centuries of racism has had a “profound and negative impact on communities of color,” leading to vast inequities across a range of social and economic factors and …

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Organizations Collaborate to Eliminate Virtual Healthcare Disparities

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 …

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African American Wellness Project Acknowledges Mental Health Awareness Month Continues to Urge for Mental Health Awareness Efforts and Supporting  the Black Community

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   Oakland, CA, May 11, 2022 — May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the African American Wellness Project (AAWP) is continuing to bring this issue to the forefront and …

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Policy Change Required to Ensure Equitable Treatment for Sickle Cell Patients by Michael LeNoir, MD

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 dedicated my career to improving health outcomes for our community and confronting the disparities we face. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that racism in healthcare is …

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Alameda Alliance for Health

 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 to reduce COVID-19 in the Community  Oakland, CA, January 20, 2022 — The African American Wellness Project (AAWP) today announced a new partnership with the Alameda Alliance for Health to increase COVID-19 …

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The African American Wellness Project Kicks Off New Mental Health Initiative with Support from Tyrell Zimmerman

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. The African American Wellness Project, a non-profit working to reduce health disparities in the Black community, is excited to announce that in the wake of the mental health crisis exacerbated …

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Healthwise and African American Wellness Project Form Unique Partnership to Increase Access to Vital Health Education

Healthwise, Incorporated October 28, 2021 Focus on prevention and information can lead to healthier lives and reduce health disparities BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Healthwise, a leader in evidence-based health education, and the African American Wellness Project (AAWP), a nonprofit organization that empowers the African American Community to improve health outcomes have …

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