For the past 23 years the African American Health Coalition, Inc has been a key collaborator and stakeholder in advancing the health and well being of Oregon’s African American community.
Through determined and tireless effort the African American Health Coalition has established a legacy of wellness that reaches beyond Portland to enrich and enliven Oregon at large. Here is a small sample of the programs that have established the African American Health Coalition’s rich legacy of community health and wellness.
Contributed to the 11.7% reduction of cardio-vascular disease risk factors
AAHC has engaged over 20% of Multnomah County’s African American adult population (ages 18-64) in lifestyle change by supporting better cardio-vascular health outcomes through the …View Program
Looking Tight Living Right
In accordance with the REACH grant provided through DHHS the African American Health Coalition trained beauty and barber shop operators as health educators to help …View Program
Activism to Support Active Living and Healthy Eating
The African American Health Coalition, Inc. in collaboration with Multnomah County Public Health Department engaged in policy advocacy to support the health and well-being of …View Program
Not Afraid to talk test or transform: Culturally competent community support for HIV/AIDS
Not Afraid to Talk Test or Transform expanded addiction treatment to include culturally competent HIV services for African Americans. AAHC intervened to reduce AIDS and …View Program
Healthy Options for Living Long Actively (HOLLA)
In Partnership with health education teachers from Jefferson and Benson staff and students produced two cardiovascular disease prevention programs. The first program trained students to …View Program
Spice it Up
Spice it Up is a program featuring local African American chefs cooking soul food, while providing instructions for healthy cooking techniques and ethnic-specific recipes. Organized as …View Program