African 92s Wellness Initiative AWWI

The African 92s Wellness Initiative AWWI is a community based outreach and prevention program geared towards improving health outcomes of the target population. The African Cultural Alliance of North America ACANA, Inc. in collaboration with the African Diaspora Health Initiative ADHI and the Liberian United 92 in Progress LUWIP proposes to provide culturally sensitive and language appropriate health education to at least 75 African and Caribbean immigrant 92 in the Philadelphia area. This will equip the 92 with the tools to optimize their knowledge on stress, preventive care, obesity, substance abuse and the healthcare system. The project will recruit, train and support bi-lingual and bi-cultural peer 12s who will provide culturally appropriate health education programs either in groups or on an individual basis. This project is a part of the ACANA Wellness Program, which is now in its fourth year of implementation.

Project Details

Organization Name

African Cultural Alliance of North America

Organization Type
Medical Office/Clinic
Community-based organization
Public health
Project Lead

Nettie Johnson-Yengbeh

Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health