ABOUT CWP

THE PEOPLE

The Mission

Our MissionThe mission of the Community Wellness Project (CWP) is to promote community wellness through education, prevention, and resources with particular regard for diverse cultural and racial minorities who are under-served and under-represented in the United States and its associate territories.Our targeted populations include low-income minority individuals, many of whom live below the poverty level and have limited skills. Clients of The Community Wellness Project benefit from our culturally specific, culturally sensitive, and client centered approach to service delivery.

The Vision

The Community Wellness Project is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to promoting and increasing health equity and serving the nations’ disadvantaged, under-represented, and under-served racial/ethnic minority populations through the development of multi-faceted programming designed to address health disparities, prevention services and wellness education.

Dana Williams

Co-Founder / Executive Director

Edwin Burgos

Co-Founder / Director of Outreach Services

Edward Tyronne Howze, M.D.

Co-Founder

CWP ADDRESSES THE FOLLOWING HEALTH DISPARITIES:

HIV/AIDS

Chlamydia

Gonorrhea

Syphilis

Hepatitis C

Coronary Artery Disease

Substance Abuse

Mental Health Disorders

Kidney Disease

Diabetes

Obesity

High Blood Pressure /

Hypertension

TESTING

The Community Wellness Project provides, free of charge, HIV testing via the Clearview Complete HIV ½, as well as via Blood Draw. Also available at no cost are Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing via Urine specimen and Hepatitis C counseling and testing via the OraQuick Rapid Antibody Test method (results available in 15 to 20 minutes). If clients’ test positive for any of these tests, referrals will be offered.For more information, refer to Counseling, Testing and Referral Services (CTRS).

WE BELIEVE

  • Our role in the community is to bridge the gap between diverse cultural and racial minorities who are underserved and under-represented in the St. Louis and Illinois region.
  • That federal, state, local and community based agencies must work collaboratively to establish partnerships that provide a comprehensive system of health-related support services.
  • That access to health and social services is critical to reducing the rates of health disparities in communities of color.
  • That health and social services should be provided in a culturally specific, linguistically appropriate and client-centered manner.