African Family Health Organization (AFAHO)
The African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) is an ethnic, community-based organization that provides health, human and educational services to African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees (ACIR) in the greater Philadelphia area. We work to strengthen community health, culture and facilitate social integration. Through the utilization of a unique peer support model that uses shared language, cultural expertise, advocacy, and system navigation knowledge, AFAHO helps individuals and families overcome social determinants, build community connections, and gain information and resources needed to thrive, improve health and educational outcomes, promote integration, and support self-sufficiency. Through its numerous programs and initiatives, AFAHO seeks to serve as a cultural and linguistic bridge between their clients and the larger provider community, both assessing and addressing the needs of clients within a societal landscape of cultural, geographic, linguistic, economic and other barriers that make it difficult for many to flourish.