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Community Health and Education

At Arab American Family Services, we look to raise awareness about preventable diseases that hinder the community. Often times, certain illness carry a stigma in which many are afraid to seek help, get screened or face the fact that they may have an illness. Often times, the biggest problems are those that go untreated, and many times, getting tested early makes all the difference. Through leadership, education, support and resources, AAFS will help to empower the community by promoting and educating the community on living a healthy lifestyle.

This partnership will help put cancer screenings at reach for Arab-Americans throughout the community.

Screening for breast cancer, cervical cancer and colon cancer will be easily provided for those who may have been afraid or uneasy to be tested for this horrific disease. Women and men in the community can call or come to AAFS to be directed to the proper facility to be screened for breast, cervical and colon cancer.

Cancer effects thousands of Arab American men and women every year. For many Arab Americans, there is a fear that lies within us that prevents us from being tested. Throughout the community, there may be a sense of shame that comes from being screened for breast, cervical and colon cancer. Little do they know, a simple, quick test can save hundreds of lives every year, and even establish the path to educate our friends and family about the importance of early detection.

The staff of AAFS has been given the necessary training to educate the public on issues that are often not properly discussed. Through our numerous connections and knowledge, we consider ourselves a leading factor in the community that will educate each other on the importance of health and wellness, as well as disease prevention and awareness.

For more information, or to receive information on a number of free clinics throughout the community, feel free to give AAFS a call at (708) 599-2237.

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