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The 2014 East Contra Costa County African American Health Empowerment Collaborative (AAHEC) is a community based alliance of east county residents, local business owners, representatives from healthcare organizations, government agencies and community churches. Through sustainable partnerships our goal is to increase community awareness around healthy living, identify and address environmental, social and economic factors that impact individual, family and community health.
The goals of the East Contra Costa County African American Health Empowerment Collaborative are to:
- Promote, support, encourage and facilitate community partnerships to reduce health risks and increase access to healthy foods and essential resources.
- Promote, support, encourage and facilitate community driven improvement activities to educate and advance individual, family and community health.
Let us shout as Martin Luther King said so eloquently "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Get Ready for a Spectacular Community Event!
In collaboration with a variety of partnering agencies we encourage East Contra Costa African American residents to come and participate in our upcoming 2014
Health Expo. REGISTER NOW!
Message from the Chair
The East Contra Costa County African American Health Empowerment Collaborative (AAHEC) is a community-based organization that formed in October 2011 after the very successful African American Health Empowerment Expo
on September 24, 2011. The goal of the AAHEC is to increase community awareness and involvement in the health care of African Americans. The Collaborative is committed to working with residents, community leaders, organizations, and businesses to address the personal, environmental, and economic factors that impact the health of the African American community.
“Be a Part of the Solution . . . The future of Our Community is in our hands”
East Contra Costa County African American Health Empowerment Collaborative supporters include community partnerships from the following associations: Community Residents, Supervisor Federal Glover, CCC District 5, Los Medanos Community Health Care District, Antioch City Council, John Muir Health, Sutter Delta Medical Center, Contra Costa Health Services, American Heart Association, Center for Human Development, East County NAACP, Contra Costa Childcare Council, First Baptist Head Start, Ruah Community Outreach Ministries, Pittsburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church, NewBirth Church Health Ministry, SOULJAHS Ministry, From Graphics to Design, Pittsburg Unified School District, Healthy & Livable Pittsburg.
Lynnette Watts, MSOD
Chair, African American Health Empowerment Collaborative
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One of the highest
tributes we can pay
to our families is
to be healthy!
Don't Miss the 2014 African American
Health Empowerment Expo & Fit Walk!
A NO COST
event you do not want to miss!
Join in FAMILY FUN!
September 20, 2014
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Pittsburg High School
1750 Harbor Street, Pittsburg, CA
Become a sponsor in our upcoming African American Health Empowerment Expo by reserving a resource table or work as a volunteer. Simply complete one of the forms below.
Stay Connected and Healthy in 2014!
» To reserve a table
2013 Press Release | Download
» Expo Goal is Improving African Americans' Health
For more information on how to reserve a booth contact Velma Wilson
at 925-350-0362 M-F, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.