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WHAT Promoting healthy living and disease prevention to African American elders through education on nutrition, physical activity, early detection and screening.
WHYTo increase awareness of health issues to African American seniors and to encourage personal responsibility for their health and well being.
WHERENational Caucus & Center on Black Aged Health and Wellness Program.
Washington, D.C. U.S.A.

Program Description

“National Caucus and Center on Black Aged Health and Wellness” Program covers healthy living and disease prevention services to African American seniors on cancer (breast, cervical and prostrate); cardiovascular disease; hypertension; HIV/AIDS; substance abuse; medication usage; Alzheimer's Disease; nutrition; physical activity; access and barriers to services and care, and more.

The program provides public awareness, community health promotion campaigns for African American health, technical assistance, and training programs, brochures, videos, and newsletters to thousands of African American elders.

The aim of the "National Caucus & Center on Black Aged Health" is to foster optimum African American health through promoting an active lifestyle so that they are better able to fully enjoy life.


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