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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 of age.  This series is conducted by African American [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Front Page, Health Improvement|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | April 22nd, 2014|Health Improvement|1 Comment

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 [...]

By | October 2nd, 2013|Health Improvement|0 Comments

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 outside with friends and neighbors. Weeding a garden, sewing new seeds or trimming a rose bush are great ways to reintroduce your body to activity and fresh, healthy air after a long winter. There are resources for getting healthy right here in our community that are supported by AAHC as well. The Matt Dishman Community Center is accessible, on NE Knott and within walking distance to four bus lines. The Center hours accommodate busy schedules, open early and late, and offers afternoon and evening classes in fitness and dance. In the lap pool, Dishman invites children and adults of all skill levels to swim during supervised free hours, or to participate in classes held throughout the day. Aqua-fitness is a great low-impact way to develop muscles and bone strength, while staying safe and becoming comfortable in water. There are fun spring and summer camp series available for kids that allow them to explore their creative powers in art, music, cooking and dance with other young people of their age. The Matt Dishman Community Center has very competitive rates, and the best part is, AAHC has a special relationship with the Center and is able to offer very supportive use costs for families that qualify. For access to a facility for 3 months, the cost is only $25 per person. See these links for more information – http://aahc-portland.org/?program=low-cost-exercise-program; http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/424183. […]

By | March 21st, 2013|Health Improvement|0 Comments

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 | January 24th, 2013|Health Improvement|0 Comments