AFRICAN AMERICANS
REACH & TEACH
HEALTH MINISTRY

1-206-850-2070

Lindac@aarth.org

901 Rainier Avenue North

Suite B 102
Renton, WA 98057

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WHO WE ARE

mission:

AARTH’S MISSION IS to increase the capacity of faith and health institutions to provide wellness and community care systems for people of African descent. 

VISION:

IN OUR VISION WE SEE African American (Black Descendants of Enslaved Africans) and African born people living healthier and longer lives supported by thriving self-sustaining and culturally centered community-based health networks.  We see adults and youth making informed decisions about their health and sexual practices.  We see individuals using their abilities to serve each other and participate in legislative processes that determine health care policies and funding.

WE VALUE:

AARTH Ministry was established to support the faith community by providing health and wellness services that strengthen and edify the body of Christ and people in general. The scope of our services for building capacity through education, access to resources, self-advocacy and compassionate service are governed by faith-centered principles and behaviors.  Our values are based on the Biblical principles of agape love, peace, compassion, integrity, power, wisdom, communication, and wholeness.  

We value health education and practices that empower African Americans to make wise decisions for maintaining physical and spiritual wellness.  (3 John 1:2)

Our approach to addressing issues is based on what is ethical and just, which may or may not align with traditional middle/moderate, liberal or conservative views.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
  • Education cultivates better understanding and a desire to transform.

    • We strive to deliver the facts about health issues by presenting information in ways that are culturally relevant and respectful. This requires being aware of our audience’s social-cultural norms and tailoring the information we present to fit the audience and allowing them to interpret based on their values and beliefs. 

  • Access to resources increases the awareness and ability of people to receive needed services.

    • We work through collaborations, partnerships, and referrals to link individuals to health and faith services that appropriately address the needs of the whole person.

  • Self-Advocacy empowers people to take responsibility for their own health by being part of the decision making process.

    • We promote involvement and ownership in care, treatment, and prevention to improve one’s health and in the legislative and funding process for better services and resources.

  • Compassionate service creates opportunities for action and reconciliation.  

    • Our values, vision, mission, and work ethics demonstrate and promote non-judgmental attitudes and the establishment of safe spaces for healthy dialogue.  

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