Health Education Ministry

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Contact:            Phone: 510-432-3567


Meetings Day / Time: Tuesdays / 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM Meeting

Location: FLC Health Ed. Room 

The goal of the Health Education Ministry Committee is to increase the health, mental and spiritual well-being of the Allen Temple Church Family and East Oakland Community. This will be accomplished by emphasizing positive attitudes towards health, increasing knowledge of preventive health practices and providing biblically based tools that will assist in comprehensive self-care.

The Health Education Ministry accomplishes its mission by providing programs in collaboration with community-based organizations, health care and social services agencies throughout the Bay Area.

The objective of our Ministry is to educate and empower the community with positive health maintenance attitudes.

Come to free monthly forums to learn about health and wellness sponsored by Allen Temple and Samuel Merritt University! Click here to download a brochure

Click here to view YouTube video from the 2014 Health Fair (Partnership with Samuel Merritt University) 

Healthy Horizons Health Ministry Partnership Radio Interview with Pastor J. Alfred Smith, Jr, Deacon Harold Goodman, and Edgar Quiroz MPH of Horizon Clinical Services

Click here for information on the ATBC Health Fair 2017
Sign Up To Join The Health Fair Volunteer Team


June is Men’s Health Month: Helping Men Stay on Top of Their Game

ATBC Health Tips Jun 17

During Men’s Health Month in June, we are encouraging our men to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of preventable illnesses such as heart disease and highlight ways to stay healthy, such as exercise and getting regular medical check-ups.
It is important to encourage men to take control of their health because men experience poorer health and die younger than women in the U.S. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boys and men in the United States, on average, die 5.6 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 leading causes of death. For African American and Latino men, the disparities are even more pronounced.
Maybe these stats will convince you to make your health a priority:
• African-American men are 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease than White males
• 36 percent of Black men are obese
• 3.7 million of all African-Americans over age 20 have diabetes
Ready to make that appointment now?
Here are the important screenings you should have based on your age:
AGES 20-39
Weight and body mass index (BMI)
How often: Annually

Blood Pressure
How often: At each doctor’s visit, but if your readings are high—between 120 and 139 for the top (systolic) number or between 80 and 89 for the bottom (diastolic) number—or if you have diabetes, heart disease or kidney problems, your physician will most likely monitor your blood pressure more often.

Read more: June is Men’s Health Month: Helping Men Stay on Top of Their Game