AAWP In The Media



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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