Looking for ways to improve your health? Looking for ways to improve your health? Get on the road to better health by signing up for one of these health related workshops! The African American Health Coalition, Inc is currently registering participants for the following wellness classes: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program This is a six week program for people 60+ years […]
Mark your calendar for the 24th Annual Wellness Village! There are plenty of health related activities you’ll find at the Wellness Village 2015! Ask a real pharmacist about your medication, try a new fun physical activity, get health information and enjoy a cooking demonstration. This is your 1 stop shop for health screens, fitness activities, information and more! Remember, A Healthy […]
Do You Know Diabetes When it comes to diabetes, we know that sometimes it can impact the whole family. We are proud to be partnering with Novo Nordisk to raise awareness about families and diabetes. Visit www.doyouknowdiabetes.com to take the latest quiz: “Diabetes: A Family Affair”. Your participation will help contribute to supporting the AAHC in Portland!
2015 Soul Stroll – Wellness Walk Join us and show your support at the Soul Stroll (Wellness Walk) where the community comes together to CELEBRATE, raise awareness of health disparities among the African American Community, and raise funds to sustain the physical activity program. Bring your entire family out for FREE food, music, dancing, massage, and more.
Physical Activity Pass! Want to get back in the gym and begin living a healthy lifestyle? If so, come over to the African American Health Coalition (AAHC) to purchase your physical activity pass for a $25 quarterly fee. (April 1st 2014 to June 30th 2014) The pass is offered to African Americans born in the United States and over the […]
Get Covered! Still need to sign up for health insurance? Well it’s not too late! We are ready to assist individuals with Cover Oregon enrollment. The deadline for enrollment has been extended until Wednesday, April 30th 2014. Call us to make an appointment at 503-413-1850.
Cover Oregon Fair Events Open Enrollment ends Monday, March 31st 2014. If you have not enrolled for health insurance yet, Cover Oregon will be hosting three Application Fair Events next week for the public in the following locations: • Tuesday, March 25th 2014 at the North Portland Health Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.• Thursday, March 27th 2014 at […]
Chronic Disease Self-Management Are you 60 years or older and would like to learn more about how to manage chronic diseases? If so, please join us as we walk through the steps of Chronic Disease Self-Management. We will discuss topics such as better eating, managing medications and how to communicate with your doctor. This group will start Monday March 17th […]
TGW Faith Ministries Event “Living in Health” Are you ready to learn how to live a healthy life? TGW Faith Ministries will be hosting the Black History Month with Wellness this Saturday March 1, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. There will be several important topics such as body fat, blood pressure, and risk factor screening and education by Legacy Emanuel […]
Cover Oregon Fair Event With deadlines nearing for Oregonians to apply for new tax credits and other subsidies for 2014 health coverage, Cover Oregon is hosting an application fair event on Saturday March 1st 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Irvington Covenant church located in Portland, Oregon. The African American Health Coalition (AAHC) along with other community partners […]
Cover Oregon “Live Your Life” Cover Oregon is here! More Oregonians can now get health insurance and savings to help pay for it. African American Health Coalition is a certified community partner ready to help you find affordable health insurance (including OHP and Healthy Kids) through Cover Oregon. Call us today at (503) 413-1580 or click this link to schedule an appointment at a time […]
Cover Oregon is here! Cover Oregon is here! More Oregonians can now get health insurance and savings to help pay for it. African American Health Coalition is a certified community partner ready to help you find affordable health insurance (including OHP and Healthy Kids) through Cover Oregon. Call us today at (503) 413-1580 or click this link to schedule an appointment at a […]
Spring! With the arrival of spring right around the corner, the weather is starting to warm, evenings come later and mornings are a little less grey. Our personal fitness and health become less daunting as prospects and more feasible. The duties that come with the change of season give us chances to start to get active again and to get […]
Cancer Prevention/Education Classes Testing for colorectal cancer can save your life! Colorectal cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in African Americans We are looking for men and women aged 50 and over to join us and learn about: The importance of health screenings Early detection Cancer prevention How to improve the health of our African American Hosted by: Tisha […]
Martin Luther King, Jr. With Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy still deeply on our minds, we at AAHC are particularly reminded of those qualities of Dr. King that made him such a compelling leader of so many. That he was able to so easily empathize with the experience of others; that he remained unflinchingly dedicated to achieving his […]
Happy New Year from AAHC! We’re excited to welcome this new year, and each of us is doing everything we can to ensure that it will bring with it new opportunities, better health and a stronger community. Two weeks ago, many of us set for ourselves “New Year’s Resolutions” through which we resolved to take deliberate and sustained action to […]
More Fitness Tips! There are plenty of creative ways to get and stay fit without setting foot into a gym. Here are some suggestions for fitness and fun without the work out: Take a daily walk. Including a 30 minute walk into your fitness plan is quite easy. You can decide to walk 15 minutes after lunch and 15 minutes […]
Feeling Lucky? FEELING LUCKY? Many of you are working on “living right” by trying to maintain healthy lifestyles. On October 20th the African American Health Coalition, Inc. is providing THREE opportunities to “look tight” by providing lifestyle makeovers courtesy of our partners at Macy’s. Simply “Like us” on the African American Health Coalition, Inc. Facebook page and three lucky individuals […]
What is fitness: determing your fitness goals What does fitness mean and look like to you? Whatever your definition, fitness does not mean we all need to look like Billy Blanks, become a triathlete, or spend the rest our lives in the gym. Generally, fitness means that you are well and healthy. What well and healthy looks like is different […]
Quick tips for achieving your fitness goals Walking It is perfect to balance strength training with walking or running. Walking (or running) one day and lifting the next allows your muscles to rest and regenerate. Not to mention walking is good for heart and lung health. Go Dancing Don’t like the idea of going to the gym, go to the […]
How To Talk To Your Doctor Doctors and patients must work together to achieve a successful doctor’s visit. Good communication and your actions can make a huge difference. I. ASK QUESTIONS A. Ask questions about your health concerns. B. Make […]
3 Quick tips for managing type 2 diabetes Type 2 Diabetes does not mean the end of your world, but it does mean that you will need to take better care of yourself by making different decisions. I won’t tell you that it will be easy, but I will tell you that it’s manageable. Here are three suggestions for managing […]