Outreach Activities

Philadelphia Ujima hosts health education sessions here at Drexel University College of Medicine and various sites throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area. We also participate in health fairs and other health promotion events throughout Philadelphia. Our discussion topics include the following:

 

Diabetes
Fitness
Gender & Health
Nutrition
Healthy Relationships
Heart Health (Blood Pressure, Cholesterol)

If you are interested in having Philadelphia Ujima host a health related event please contact our Project Staff.

Training

Community health leaders are essential in improving health outcomes. Philadelphia Ujima has designed an innovative lay health worker training program to prepare community members for active roles in promoting health. Philadelphia Ujima Lay Health Workers are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to actively promote healthy lifestyles in their communities.

Philadelphia Ujima also trains health professional students on effectively engaging communities, community participatory research, the Ujima health education and promotion model and approach, health literacy, health disparities, the role of gender in health and cultural sensitivity.

Intervention

This 10-15 hour program series is designed to give individuals and organizations a crash course on overall wellness. The intervention series topics include, but are not limited to: nutrition, healthy relationships, sexual health, chronic diseases and health screenings. Sessions are available for both youth and adult audiences.

 

Social Media

Ujima has developed a social marketing campaign designed to increase health awareness through the use of popular social media sites, mobile phones, and internet blogs. We post health messages via text alerts, Twitter, Facebook, and the Ujima blog. We also use YouTube to post video clips of important health information from our partners.

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