The Northeast Ohio African

American Health Network

The Northeast Ohio African America Health Network’s mission is to promote, preserve and improve the health and well-being of populations, communities, and individuals. To fulfill this mission, we provide prevention information, treatment education and supportive services in the areas of HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, substance abuse and cardiovascular disease in community and faith-based settings.

MISSION STATEMENT

Debra Parmer is the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio African American Health Network – a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing prevention and treatment education in the areas of HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.  This agency is headquartered in Akron, Ohio and has provided its services throughout the state and in various communities throughout the nation.     The Northeast Ohio African American Health Network has served as the Ohio Department of Health’s Minority Aids Initiative Grantee for two years; established and implemented the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland’s HIV Treatment Education initiative; created the Soul Food Cooking for Diabetes program, and offers supportive services in each of its previously-referenced program areas.  Programs are also provided for youth including HIV prevention education, Saturday Morning Tutoring and an etiquette program – entitled Eight Weeks of Grace for girls ages 12 to 16.  All of the agencies services are provided at no cost to program participants.  Under Debra’s leadership and direction, the agency is the recipient of several awards including the C. William Keck Community Medicine Award and the Ohio Department of Health’s Model Program in Cancer Control for cancer screenings, education, and supportive services for low-income individuals.   Debra graduated from The Black AIDS institute where she completed a two-year fellowship program designed to study the science and treatment of HIV and AIDS.  She has undergraduate degrees from the University of Akron and a Master of Science degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Debra has served on a number of local, school and national boards.   Executive Director Debra E. Parmer M.S.

ORGANIZATIONAL INITIATIVES

Treatment Education Prevention Training Support Groups Collaborative Agencies
HIV/AIDS Treatment Education One-day workshops are available to people living with HIV/AIDS or their caretakers utilizing a United States Department of Health and Human Services published curriculum written by the agency Executive Director covering topics such as: What is HIV, how does HIV work in the body, antiviral therapies and how they are designed to work, managing drug side effects, proper nutrition, general health maintenance and clinical trials.  Financial incentives are provided to individuals living with HIV/AIDS for completing the training session.
HIV Prevention Training HIV/AIDS prevention education training covers information including:  What is HIV, HIV transmission, preventing infection, sexually transmitted infections, communication skills, relationships, and substance use.
Collaborative Agencies The Black AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, California    https://www.blackaids.org Aids Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles, California   https://www.aidshealth.org Akron AIDS Collaborative, Akron, Ohio   http://akronaidscollaborative.org
Support Groups A confidential support group for individuals living with HIV/AIDS meets one time per month to share information, concerns, and experiences dealing with various issues.
Soul Food Cooking for Diabetes: A free cookbook and cooking demonstrations are held at various community sites.  A licensed chef prepares and shares samples of recipes included in the free cookbook.  Dietitians:  Provide nutrition education to people living with diabetes.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

This program provides girls between the ages of 12 and 16 with invaluable training and support in the areas of social etiquette, public speaking, personal grooming, yoga and tutoring.
Girl Talk is a program designed to provide HIV prevention education for girls between the ages of 12 and 16.
Support Groups: A confidential support group for individuals living with cancer meets one time per month to share information, concerns, and experiences dealing with various issues. Prevention/Awareness Workshops:  A workshop has been created to provide information concerning disease risk factors and methods of prevention. Collaborative Agencies The Rainbow Warriors 
Cancer Diabetes
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention/Awareness Workshops:  A workshop has been created to provide information concerning disease risk factors and methods of prevention.
Cardiovascular Disease HIV/AIDS
Community Health Navigators  Provide health access information including various resources, treatment and supportive services.  They are also trained to provide basic health information and referrals.
The Northeast Ohio African American Health Network Community Health Navigators Support Group:  A confidential support group for individuals in recovery meets one time per month to share information, concerns, and experiences dealing with various issues. True Deliverance Recovery Group
Eight Weeks of Grace
HIV Prevention Education

CONTACT

670 Lovers Lane Akron, Ohio 44306
Established 1999
Saturday Morning Tutoring
Saturday morning tutoring is available from 9AM until 11AM on Saturday mornings throughout the school year.  Children receive instruction in the areas of Math and Reading.  A light snack is provided.  This program is available at no cost. 
Faith Initiatives
Reverend Charlotte Wade  Director of Faith-Based Initiatives
Gwen Beck Community Health Navigator
Kymberlee Sanders Director of Youth Programs
Symphony Sanders Youth Programs Coordinator
2926 Holland Avenue Upper Bronx, New York 10467

The Northeast Ohio African

American Health Network

Established 1999
The Northeast Ohio African America Health Network’s mission is to promote, preserve and improve the health and well-being of populations, communities, and individuals. To fulfill this mission, we provide prevention information, treatment education and supportive services in the areas of HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, substance abuse and cardiovascular disease in community and faith-based settings.

MISSION STATEMENT

Debra Parmer is the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio African American Health Network – a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing prevention and treatment education in the areas of HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.  This agency is headquartered in Akron, Ohio and has provided its services throughout the state and in various communities throughout the nation.   The Northeast Ohio African American Health Network has served as the Ohio Department of Health’s Minority Aids Initiative Grantee for two years; established and implemented the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland’s HIV Treatment Education initiative; created the Soul Food Cooking for Diabetes program, and offers supportive services in each of its previously-referenced program areas.  Programs are also provided for youth including HIV prevention education, Saturday Morning Tutoring and an etiquette program – entitled Eight Weeks of Grace to girls ages 12 to 16.  All of the agencies services are provided at no cost to program participants. Under Debra’s leadership and direction, the agency is the recipient of several awards including the C. William Keck Community Medicine Award and the Ohio Department of Health’s Model Program in Cancer Control for cancer screenings, education, and supportive services for low-income individuals. Debra graduated from The Black AIDS institute where she completed a two-year fellowship program designed to study the treatment of HIV and AIDS.  She has undergraduate degrees from the University of Akron and a Master of Science degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Debra has served on a number of local, school and national boards.

Executive Director

Debra E. Parmer, M.S.

ORGANIZATIONAL INITIATIVES

Treatment Education Prevention Training Support Groups Collaborative Agencies
HIV/AIDS Treatment Education One-day workshops are available to people living with HIV/AIDS or their caretakers utilizing a United States Department of Health and Human Services published curriculum written by the agency Executive Director covering topics such as: What is HIV, how does HIV work in the body, antiviral therapies and how they are designed to work, managing drug side effects, proper nutrition, general health maintenance and clinical trials.  Financial incentives are provided for individuals living with HIV/AIDS for completing the training session.
HIV Prevention Training HIV/AIDS prevention education training covers information including:  What is HIV, HIV transmission, preventing infection, sexually transmitted infections, communication skills, relationships, and substance use.
HIV/AIDS
Support Groups A confidential support group for individuals living with HIV/AIDS meets one time per month to share information, concerns, and experiences dealing with various issues.
Collaborative Agencies The Black AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, California    https://www.blackaids.org Aids Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles, California    https://www.aidshealth.org Akron AIDS Collaborative, Akron, Ohio   http://akronaidscollaborative.org
Diabetes
Soul Food Cooking for Diabetes: A free cookbook and cooking demonstrations are held at various community sites.  A licensed chef prepares and shares samples of recipes included in the free cookbook.  Dietitians:  Provide nutrition education to people living with diabetes.
Cancer
Support Groups: A confidential support group for individuals living with cancer meets one time per month to share information, concerns, and experiences dealing with various issues. Prevention/Awareness Workshops:  A workshop has been created to provide information concerning disease risk factors and methods of prevention. Collaborative Agencies The Rainbow Warriors 
Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention/Awareness Workshops:  A workshop has been created to provide information concerning disease risk factors and methods of prevention.
True Deliverance Recovery Group Support Group:  A confidential support group for individuals in recovery meets one time per month to share information, concerns, and experiences dealing with various issues.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Eight Weeks of Grace
This program provides girls between the ages of 12 and 16 with invaluable training and support in the areas of social etiquette, public speaking, personal grooming, yoga and tutoring.
HIV Prevention Education
Girl Talk is a program designed to provide HIV prevention education for girls between the ages of 12 and 16.
Saturday Morning Tutoring
Saturday morning tutoring is available from 9AM until 11AM on Saturday mornings throughout the school year.  Children receive instruction in the areas of Math and Reading.  A light snack is provided.  This program is available at no cost. 
Saturday Morning Tutoring
Faith Initiatives
Reverend Charlotte Wade  Director of Faith-Based Initiatives
Community Health Navigators  Provide health access information including various resources, treatment and supportive services.  They are also trained to provide basic health information and referrals.
The Northeast Ohio African American Health Network Community Health Navigators
Gwen Beck Community Health Navigator
Kymberlee Sanders Director of Youth Programs
Symphony Sanders Youth Programs Coordinator

CONTACT

670 Lovers Lane Akron, Ohio 44306
2926 Holland Avenue Upper Bronx, New York 10467
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