Health Education Ministry

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Contact:            Phone: 510-432-3567


Meetings Day / Time: Tuesdays / 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM Meeting

Location: FLC Health Ed. Room 

The goal of the Health Education Ministry Committee is to increase the health, mental and spiritual well-being of the Allen Temple Church Family and East Oakland Community. This will be accomplished by emphasizing positive attitudes towards health, increasing knowledge of preventive health practices and providing biblically based tools that will assist in comprehensive self-care.

The Health Education Ministry accomplishes its mission by providing programs in collaboration with community based organizations, health care and social services agencies throughout the Bay Area.

The objective of our Ministry is to educate and empower the community with positive health maintenance attitudes.

Come to free monthly forums to learn about health and wellness sponsored by Allen Temple and Samuel Merritt University! Click here to download a brochure

Click here to view YouTube video from the 2014 Health Fair (Partnership with Samuel Merritt University) 


March Health Education Emphasis

ATBC Health Emphasis Mar 17

Quick Facts on Kidney Functions (There are two kidneys in the lower back)

  • Filters waste out of 200 liters of blood each day
  • Regulates body's salt, potassium and acid content
  • Removes drugs from the body
  • Balances body's fluids
  • Releases hormones that regulate blood pressure
  • Produces an active form of vitamin D that promotes strong, healthy bones
  • Controls production of red blood cells

About Kidney Disease

  • Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the country
  • More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease, and most don’t know it
  • There are over 95,000 people waiting for kidney transplants
  • More than 590,000 people have kidney failure in the US today
  • Iron-overload due to ongoing transfusion therapy for treating sickle cell disease or thalassemia without proper chelation (iron removal) treatment

African Americans Have Higher Incidence Rates Due to

  • Diabetes
  • High Pretention
  • Family History of Kidney Failure
  • Socio-economic (lower income)
  • Least likely to receive a transplant
  • Goes undetected most often to last stages
  • African Americans are three times more likely to experience kidney failure than Caucasians due to high rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease
  • African Americans constitute more than 35% of all patients in the U.S. receiving dialysis for kidney failure, but only represent 13.2% of the overall U.S. population

Read more: March Health Education Emphasis