What Is T.E.A.M. Africa?
Think. Eat. Act. Move. Africa (T.E.A.M. Africa) is a culturally targeted health engagement and education campaign designed to promote wellness, and connect the District’s ethnically diverse African communities to vital health services. From the end of February, the official launch, until June, the initiative will engage DC residents through a multi-pronged health program which combines - a) a social media awareness campaign, b) roving mini-workshops on health literacy, mental health, fitness and nutrition, and c) mobile testing and mini-resource fairs - all packaged for delivery in multiple languages and locations for effective reach into the District’s linguistically and culturally diverse communities. These efforts will culminate in an ‘African Wellness Fete’ on June 1st with a fun-filled celebration promoting individual and community health.
Who Is T.E.A.M. Africa?
T.E.A.M. Africa is part of OAA’s Outreach and Education Program initiated in partnership with a 13-member T.E.A.M. Africa Coordinating Committee made up of key stakeholders: DC government representatives, health professionals, community-based organizations and health advocates.
T.E.A.M. Africa Health Initiative Goals
- Increase health awareness by providing necessary health screenings, activities, materials, demonstrations, and information to the District’s African community;
- Increase awareness of local, state, and national health services and resources;
- Motivate positive health behavior changes;
- Teach self-care practices;