AboutHEALTH: Navigate Healthcare

Mission Statement

AAWP through our

About Health project believes that we can make a significant difference in how both consumers and providers recognize, evaluate and manage diseases in African American communities throughout the country. 

Our robust presence in both traditional and social media gives us the opportunity to put this issue in front of the general public and specifically the African American community in Northern California immediately.

More importantly, AAWP’s goal is to re-educate physicians, nurses and other providers, to overcome the misconceptions that often surround the evaluation and management of this significant clinical problem. 

About Us

About Health comes from a deep need in American Families of Color to prevent and manage threatening diseases such as Heart Disease, Hypertension, Ashthma, COPD and Diabetes. 

According to the CDC, these are among the top 10 lethal diseases in the African American community.

But we believe that through awareness and better resources, we can come together as an empowered community of health care consumers, and build a strong tradition of wellness. 

Here's to your health!

Board of Directors
Michael A. LeNoir, M.D., 
CEO and Board Chair

Michael D. Campbell

Executive Director

Vernon Foster


Mildred Crear

Maria Costen

Bruce Hardy

Cornelius Hopper, M.D.

Bright star Olson, M.S.


Dr. Michael Lenoir, M.D. 
Medical Doctor since 1977.

"About Health" springs from a radio show of the same name. Dr. LeNoir is the host and executive producer of the About Health Program, a One-hour talk show on Pacifica Radio, KPFA. His popular one minute feature About Health Time currently airs several times per week on KBLX radio in San Francisco. 

Career Highlights

Chair of the National Medical Association’s Allergy and Asthma Section (1998-2000)

Floyd Malveaux Award 
Medical editor for KCBS radio

Award winning "Ethnic Health America Program",

Award winning “Clinical Trials in the African American Community” video 

We believe in Healthy Communities.