The Urban Wellness Project is dedicated to improving and promoting the overall wellness of African Americans through education and empowering them to take an active, in-charge role of their health. Each innovative program and event offered id designed to provide African American's opportunities to maintain and improve their physical, mental and social well-being.
For some African Americans, changing unhealthy behaviors may be difficult to achieve due to limited knowledge and access to preventative health care services. The NoVu Wellness Project is an avenue for examining those health behaviors and promoting and providing health information to African American men, woman and their children.
Much of the disease and premature death that affects people of all races can be linked to lifestyle choices. African Americans are no exception, and in fact, statistics suggest that a number of behaviors that are harmful to one's health are common amongst this group. However, obesity and intravenous drug abuse are more common among African Americans than whites. Hopefully, education and awareness will reverse this trend and we will see a reduction in disease rates.
Today, education is the fault line between those who will lead a healthy lifestyle and those who will not. Continued knowledge of health promotion behaviors can lead to the development of public health programs to improve health outcomes and ensure adequate access to preventative services among African Americans.
The Urban Wellness Project is at the forefront and taking the iniative; healing our communities one event at a time!