The dedication put forth by our volunteers has always been one of the cornerstones of our organization, and we're looking for you to help us make this event a success!
We are half way done with our Walk with Ease Program and we couldn't be more proud of this group! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
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!
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 Cardiac Rehab [...]
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 [...]
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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 objectives and to equality and the creation of a true American sisterhood; that he maintained composure and drive despite seemingly insurmountable challenge in the form of government, law, culture and prejudice; these are among the qualities that enabled him to lead as successfully as he did. While we have made tremendous progress as a result of his work, life and legacy, the prejudices that he fought to remove from our laws, our schools and all of our hearts, regrettably, in too many cases, are still quite present and impeding. They take different forms, but we feel them in our lives too often – in the orientation of our public transportation systems; in the accessibility of healthcare and quality education; in housing and employment; in the daily burden of protecting ourselves from anticipated discrimination, while still trying to thrive and achieve communal comforts in an unequal society. We persevere every day in drawing attention to these injustices, and in working cooperatively to address them, as partners in a broad community that is not defined by ethnicity, color or financial resource. We persist and will persist until real equality has become something that may perhaps casually be taken for granted. There are things that we can do in our own lives; in our own families and neighborhoods to make progress on these fronts, and we can look to Dr. King when we approach these challenges and the changes their address demands. Dr. King had an acute awareness of those things that he was capable of – of his strengths and of his weaknesses. He identified his partners in leadership tactfully, taking these into consideration, and his awareness allowed him to be a more successful leader. When we are aware of what we’re able, and of what perhaps we’re not, we can ask for clear support, and excel as individuals and as partners. When we are confident that our positions are right, as Dr. King was, we create for ourselves a guide that keeps us on course to achieve our goals, in spite of roadblocks that exist. When we educate and inform ourselves, we build awareness of options, and we can determine which is ideal in achieving our objectives. These are all skills that enable us to live more complete and healthy lives, and the AAHC can support us in doing so. The AAHC provides tools, resources and programs to supplement the gaps in healthcare that is accessible to many African-Americans in Portland. […]