LEWAC- A Health Education Agency
Lasting Education for Women, Adults And Children
A 501(c)(3) and New York State Charitable Organization
LEWAC is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 to fill a vital need in Western New York for health education programs aimed specifically at the diverse cultures in the area, addressing such health concerns as diabetes, hypertension and stroke, nutrition, weight management, asthma, prostate disease and breast cancer. LEWAC primarily serves neighborhoods in Buffalo's East and West Sides, including the Masten, Ellicott, Niagara and University Districts.
- To utilize all available resources to provide health education and outreach to underserved populations in Western New York.
- To serve as expert consultants in the design of culturally-sensitive programs and services.
- To advocate for disease prevention and management.
- To increase access to health and human services for the African American, Hispanic and other underserved communities of Buffalo and Western New York.
- To improve access to health and human services by facilitating relationships with health care professionals, policy-makers, public and private decision-makers and community representatives.
Programs and Events
|Breast Cancer Education and Support|
LEWAC presented two well-attended seminars -- one in Erie County at the Friendship Baptist Church on Clinton Street (9/29/12) and the other at St. John's AME Church in Niagara County (10/13/12).
The next event in this series will be a Hispanic Community Seminar in March of 2013. To register for the next workshop, please call us at 716-881-6111 ext. 204.
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