National African American Male Wellness Agency

Contact: Bryant Youngblood
Phone: 614-754-7511
Address: 3405 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44504
E-mail: byoungblood@aawellness.org
Website: https://aawellness.org/
Service Area: Mahoning County (Youngstown)

Our Mission
The mission of the African American Male Wellness Agency is to increase the life expectancy of African American men in physical health, mental health, financial health, fatherhood, and research.

Program Information

About Us
The National African American Male Wellness Agency history.

Since 2004, The National African American Male Wellness Agency (AAMWA 501- C3 charity) has taken a stance to reduce disparities in premature death and chronic diseases among African American (AA) males by providing over 4,000 free health screenings yearly and innovative health education programs. Annually, the agency engages AA males in over 16 U.S Cities (Columbus, OH, DC, Atlanta, Charlotte to name a few). We have been able to develop a strong presence with AA men through our innovative grassroots strategies allowing us to connect with men who likely would not participate in health programming.

By engaging the AA community in our prevention programming and health awareness campaigns the African American Male Wellness Agency (AAWellness) has taken ownership in saving the lives of black men and their families. Our mantra is for men to know their numbers, visit the doctor regularly, and get moving. With wellness being a holistic issue and the nature of the projects performed by our organization, over the past five years we have catered to the entire lifestyle of the AA male. We have embraced an expanded focus from health and wellness alone to include fatherhood, financial wellness, mental health, mentorship, and research initiatives as our core focus areas. We are “The Holistic Black Impact of Health and Wellness for African American Men and their families.”

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Upcoming Events

The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. 

(ODJFS) OCF Commission Meeting 
Date: November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am – 12 noon
Location: Vern Riffe Building (Riffe)
77 S. High St. 19th Floor, Conference Room 1948
Columbus, OH  43215

The meeting will be IN-PERSON. Please allow time to find parking and going through the security checks at the Vern Riffe Building. Please bring your photo Identification.


2022 Commission Meeting Dates:    Feb. 10, May 12, July 14, Sept. 8 and Nov. 10.

If you would like to attend a commission meeting or if you have any questions, please contact Terri Simons via e-mail at Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov

If you need to speak to someone over the phone, please contact Executive Director Kimberly Dent at 614-752-0583.