Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Improving African Immigrant Health through Empowerment

Washington, DC, is home to one of the largest concentrations of African immigrants in the nation. Many health care providers struggle to identify resources and understand the unique health needs of their African-born patients, and African immigrants themselves may be hindered by communication barriers. Enter an innovative pilot project – BEAT IT! (Becoming Empowered Africans through Improved Treatment of Diabetes, Hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS), which is working to close those gaps and promote improvements in disease self-management. Read the full story. | Watch the video on YouTube Exit Disclaimer.

More HIV/AIDS Resources
·  Find out about HIV/AIDS technical assistance and capacity building services available to community-based organizations through the Office of Minority Health Resource Center
·  HIV 101
·  World AIDS Day: Posters and resources | Plan an event (from AIDS.gov) 

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