AAWP In The Media

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

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 a lower average life expectancy.  Read more.


Is it Safe to Cry Now? Emotional Healing for Black Men During African American Wellness Project Oakland Event in Conjunction with Lincoln Families and Emmy and NAACP Image Award Winning Producer Oakland Native P Frank Williams

The African American Wellness Project (AAWP), a non-profit organization working to reduce health disparities in the Black community, partnered with Lincoln Families and Emmy and NAACP Award Winning Oakland producer P. Frank Williams, for a documentary screening and discussion about how Black Men can heal the unexpressed pain and trauma of a toxically masculine society.

During this event, attendees viewed the four-episode docuseries from producer and panelists P. Frank Williams, “Profiled: The Black Man,” which examines the origins of the widespread stereotypes that have permeated society and impacted the lives of Black males in America for centuries.  Read more

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

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. Read more.

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 vaccination rates among the Black  community in Alameda County through education and information initiatives.

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AAWP Partners with Merck & Co., Inc.​

The AAWP has partnered with Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, U.S.A. to increase immunization understanding in the African American community. With this support, AAWP proposes to effectively promote the benefit of receiving regularly scheduled pediatric immunizations. We will address the importance of receiving regularly scheduled vaccinations, as high immunization rates cannot rest upon one-time or short-term efforts. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that people in the African American Community know the benefits of vaccinations for caregivers and work to increase immunization rates in the population, especially those at increased risk and the vulnerable.

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

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 formed a partnership to address health disparities in the African American community.

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Partnering with AAWP to Bring Health Education to the African American Community

In October 2021, Healthwise kicked off a partnership with the African American Wellness Project (AAWP). Organized to respond to the inequities in health care delivery between African Americans and almost all other groups in the United States, the AAWP is helping bridge the gap in health and wellness for the Black community through various health education programs. Directly from the AAWP’s website, people can now access the Healthwise® Knowledgebase.

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