The Health Promoter Program reaches out to frail Afghan elders in their homes and at the weekly Healthy Aging Program. Health Promoters from the Afghan community are trained and supervised by a professional health educator. The program offers:
An in-home assessment to help seniors identify and achieve their health goals
Coordination of access to community health and social services
Support and education in health, nutrition, and exercise
Escort and translation services for medical and social service appointments on an as-needed basis
The program has been successful in reducing falls, improving client blood pressure and enhancing healthy lifestyle choices. The Health Promoter program is a collaborative effort between the City of Fremont, the Afghan Elderly Association and the Alameda County Public Health Department.
For more information, please contact the Senior Help Line at 510-574-2041 or email.