Collaborate with health services’
providers to provide education and screening for health
Cholesterol, Anemia, Diabetes, High blood pressure, Vision
problems, Dental problems, Hearing problems and
also Immunization Services through Health Fairs. Also, provide
HIV/AIDS education and prevention services
in collaboration with other organizations.
Collaborate with other service organizations
to provide immigration advice and education.
Assist people in enrolling in the MassHealth & Commonwealth
Get involved in activities and events organized
by groups and providers working with the African community,
both as a way of evaluating their suitability to be part
of the referral network, and as a way of facilitating
greater contact between ACHI members and the community ACHI
Reach out to African immigrants, including
those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), determine
health and social services’ needs, break down the
various barriers to enable them receive the services
they need, and refer them to the appropriate health and
social service centers near their homes for
Participate in African community activities
and events to provide health education and screening services
that are driven by epidemiological and other data, and are
also respectful of the needs of the African
community in Massachusetts.
Work with providers and institutions that serve people from
Africa, to promote and improve cultural competence.
Develop and implement innovative and culturally
appropriate ways to encourage people from Africa to access
and utilize health services in a timely manner.
Research health issues facing people from Africa in Massachusetts.
And conduct needs assessments on
an on-going basis. Also conduct research on diseases plaguing