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Health Education Ministry

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Contact:            Phone: 510-432-3567

Email: healthed@allen-temple.org

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) 

 

April is National Minority Health Month

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April is National Minority Health Month—a time to raise awareness on issues impacting health disparities and health equity in America. The theme for 2017, Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, emphasizes the collaborative, community-level work being done across the nation to help achieve health equity.

The conditions in the places where people are born, grow, live, work, play, learn, and age have significant impact on the health outcomes of individuals, families, and their communities. Throughout the month, the Health Education Ministry will highlight efforts in our community that address the indirect conditions that affect health, also known as social determinants of health.

By addressing the social determinants of health, we can strengthen the foundation of better health. Health disparities—the differences in health and well-being—have a significant impact on our nation and among racial and ethnic populations in particular. Minorities, particularly African Americans, are less likely to get the preventive care needed to stay healthy, less likely to receive quality care, and more likely to face poorer health outcomes.

The deaths that result from these health disparities cost the United States $1.24 trillion. Healthier communities mean lower health care costs, which translate into a stronger economy and a more productive, competitive America.

The work of Allen Temple Baptist Church and its various ministries create bridges that help make high quality education, safe neighborhoods, quality housing, reliable transportation, clean surroundings, nutritious food, and stable employment more accessible. It is vital work that touches the lives of our neighbors and the broader Oakland community. Here’s to your health!