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

Deacon Harold Goodman speaks with Sterling James of KBLX 102.9 about our 40th Annual Holistic Health & Job Fair

August Health Education Emphasis

National Immunization Awareness Month

ATBC Healthy Tips Aug 17

Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body's own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.

Quick Facts & Figures

  • Vaccinations prevent disease in homes, schools, communities, hospitals and even in the event of bioterror attacks.
  • Urban legends can be terror attacks where parents are too afraid to vaccinate their children.
  • Failure to vaccinate has already caused many preventable deaths and avoidable childhood disease hospitalizations.
  • Vaccines do not cause disease.
  • Vaccinations before traveling abroad help to ensure global public safety.
  • There is no scientific evidence to link autism to mercury in vaccines. • Item #T2011-94 (3/14/07) U.

Some Forms of Vaccinations or Protection Against Disease

  • Booster /shots (not just for kids)
  • Pills (Ever taken a pill to prevent motion sickness?)
  • Intranasal / Sprays (quick pain treatment and flu vaccines)
  • Repellents (insect bite protection)
  • DNA, Trait or Gene (sometimes it’s already built in us)

Old Proverb, “Prevention is a pound of cure.”