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African American Wellness Program (AAWP)

  • AAWP is a program based in East Contra Costa County, and provides guidance to local adult African Americans, aged 18 and up, in achieving emotional wellness and finding positive experiences and structure in their daily lives.
  • In addition to support groups, AAWP offers mental health referrals, community resources, and educational workshops.
  • The Mind, Body, & Soul support groups also provide educational guidance for nutrition and physical activity as a way to promote overall well-being.
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The Medi-Cal Enrollment Navigator Program

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The Medi-Cal Enrollment Navigator Program is a program designated for the Contra Costa County areas, supported by a caring, trained, bilingual, and professional team of Navigators (Health promoters)

The program’s goal is to serve groups, such as uninsured and low income, individuals and families, all the underserved community members in the entire County of Contra Costa. The Navigators provide available resource information, guidance, support, and assistance with the application process.

Services are free-of-cost!

Please contact us for additional information, support, and service, call our team.

Community Health Ambassador

CHD’s Community Health Ambassador promotes greater awareness in East Contra Costa County neighborhoods of how to reduce the cancer burden. Reducing the cancer burden is all about taking steps to make sure fewer people have to deal with this illness. Some of these steps involve new ways doctors and scientist have developed to prevent cancer and treating it early enough so that people stay healthy. We also teach people preventative things they can do to lower their chances of developing cancer.

In collaboration with the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, our Health Ambassador refers individuals and families to early detection and treatment options offered by the Cancer Wellness HUB located at John Muir Health, even if they may have limited or no access to health care.

By engaging the community in this way, East County residents will have access to the following kinds of information and resources:

    • Prevention & Education
    • Screening & Diagnosis
    • Clinical Trial Identification, Navigation, and Participation
    • Survivor and Caretaker Resources

The aim of CHD and its partners is to provide a support system by which people who are at-risk or already have cancer can get the information, treatment, and resources needed to help them feel better and possibly save their lives.

 

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Contacts & Locations

Promotoras, Oncology, and African American Health Conductors are based in the following locations, but provide services in all county clinics.  Click on any of the addresses to learn more or check out the map to the left.

For general information please call 877-905-4545.