AFAHO’S Health Programs are built on a unique peer support model that uses shared language, cultural expertise, advocacy, lived experiences and system navigation knowledge to help individuals and families overcome social determinants and improve their health outcomes.
Via Cultural Health Navigators who speak the languages and understand the culture of our target population of African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees, AFAHO aims to:
Increase Awareness About Health Issues Impacting the Community
Improve Knowledge About Risks and Prevention Strategies
Ensure Access To Medical Care
Advocacy & Support
Our 2 Main Health Programs Include:
Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH)
Maternal Child Health
Adolescent Sexual Health & Teen Pregnancy Prevention
STDs, HIV, Hepatitis B
Female Genital Cutting
Heart Disease – high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol etc
Cancer – breast, cervical, liver, prostate
AFAHO also provides cultural competency trainings to medical providers (including medical students) to assist in unraveling Implicit Bias and how it impacts their provision of care.