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African Women’s Wellness Initiative (AWWI)

The African Women’s Wellness Initiative (AWWI) is a community based outreach and prevention program geared towards improving health outcomes of the target population. The African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA, Inc.) in collaboration with the African Diaspora Health Initiative (ADHI) and the Liberian United Women in Progress (LUWIP) proposes to provide culturally sensitive and language appropriate health education to at least 75 African and Caribbean immigrant women in the Philadelphia area. This will equip the women with the tools to optimize their knowledge on stress, preventive care, obesity, substance abuse and the healthcare system. The project will recruit, train and support bi-lingual and bi-cultural peer educators who will provide culturally appropriate health education programs either in groups or on an individual basis. This project is a part of the ACANA Wellness Program, which is now in its fourth year of implementation.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Women
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Urban
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Opioids
African Americans or Black
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Project Lead:
Nettie Johnson-Yengbeh
Funding Source: 
MAR
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2019
Funding Amount: 
$19998
Funding Period:
May 1, 2019 to Apr 30, 2020
Project Status:
Completed