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) 

Healthy Horizons Health Ministry Partnership Radio Interview with Pastor J. Alfred Smith, Jr, Deacon Harold Goodman, and Edgar Quiroz MPH of Horizon Clinical Services

Click here for information on the ATBC Health Fair 2017
Sign Up To Join The Health Fair Volunteer Team

Deacon Harold Goodman speaks with Sterling James of KBLX 102.9 about our 40th Annual Holistic Health & Job Fair

Health Ed Ministry Emphasis: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2016 Healthy Tips________________________________________

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer. More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease.

Currently there is not sufficient knowledge on the causes of breast cancer; therefore, early detection of the disease remains the cornerstone of breast cancer control. When breast cancer is detected early, and if adequate diagnosis and treatment are available, there is a good chance that breast cancer can be cured. If detected late, however, curative treatment is often no longer an option. In such cases, palliative care to relief the suffering of patients and their families is needed.

The majority of deaths occur in low-income and minority, particularly African American, communities, where women with breast cancer are often diagnosed in late stages due mainly to lack of awareness on early detection and barriers to health services.

Over the years, a loop of pink ribbon has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness, and today the image of a pink ribbon can be found emblazoned on thousands of products, from apparel to dishware to office supplies. But there's more to awareness than just wearing pink. We must each do our part to obtain and act upon accurate, culturally-specific information that can help save our lives through early detection (e.g., monthly breast self-exams and mammograms based on the American Cancer Society guidelines).

Below is an example of a community initiative designed to reach women who may need assistance in gaining access to breast cancer prevention/detection interventions:

The Carol Ann Read Breast Health Program is offering free mammograms for women who are over 40 and whose insurance may not cover part or all of the expense. Appointments are required and space is limited.

Dates: Saturday, October 21 & 28
Location: Alta Bates Summit Outpatient - Imaging and Mammography Center

5730 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
Call 510-204-3528 to schedule an appointment

Date: Saturday, November 4
Location: Eden Medical Center

20103 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Call 510-727-8499 to schedule an appointment