African-American Health Information & Resource Center
The African-American Health Information & Resource Center (AAHIRC) is part of our ongoing commitment to improving the health of African-Americans in Chatham County. AAHIRC conducts health screenings and sponsors events specifically targeted to the African-American community's healthcare concerns and the general public.
- Internet access
- Training facility for computer classes
- Screening/Consultation room
- Media center
- Compact disk and audiocassette library
- Case management
- Ladies Living Smart Fitness Club
- Lupus support group
To add to the ambience, our interior design displays art and accessories reflecting the African-American culture and history.
Community Health Initiative
A project of St. Joseph's/Candler in partnership with The 100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc.
The St. Joseph's/Candler's African-American Community Health Initiative seeks to partner with community groups/organizations to reduce the incidence of health conditions that adversely affect African-Americans by utilizing education, screenings and networking by community citizens on a grass-roots level.
Primary Objectives of the Initiative
- To collaborate with the community to improve healthcare awareness among African-Americans through marketing efforts, informational sessions, health screenings, seminars, health expos and educational materials.
- To enhance the delivery of health care to African-Americans by improving the understanding of the medical community to cultural barriers and by developing a dedicated process to ensure referrals to medical services in the community.
- To develop a sense of pride and commitment in the community toward staying healthy.
- To reduce the incidence of health conditions that adversely affect African-Americans.
1910 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31401