The African Services Nutrition Department has been working hard to develop materials that reach out to the African and Caribbean immigrant community as part of our Active Living Initiative (ALI). From exercise classes to healthy cooking seminars, they have been educating the community on how to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
In the African and Caribbean immigrant community, there are countless barriers to testing, treatment and care related to HIV and AIDS. African Services has recognized these barriers and challenges, and for many years has been working to educate the population and reduce HIV stigma -- around the disease itself and testing. The Office of Minority Health recognized these circumstances, and in 2012 ASC applied for a small grant to aid in the completion of a HIV testing video.
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ABC 7's Sandra Bookman talks to ASC Staff Attorney, Olubunmi Segun, and Policy Advocate, Bakary Tandia about the impending immigration reform legislation.