Who We Are…

Access to Wholistic and Productive Living Inc., (AWPLI) is a health equity and social justice organization and a leading Maryland public health safety-net provider. Since our establishment in 2007, our mission is to redress racial and ethnic disparities in health care access and outcomes for the most vulnerable members of the community.  We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our organization.  Feel free to contact us for more information regarding our services or programs.  See more on our Projects Here.

AWPLI delivers the following services to communities and organizations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area:

 certified CHW training program. 

 community-based health outreach, promotion, and education interventions. 

 participatory community health research. 

 health policy development. 

 patient/consumer advocacy.

Access to Wholistic and Productive Living, Inc. ( Access) staff and Board of Directors are dedicated to the prevention, reduction and elimination of health inequities through promoting and improving healthcare access and affordability to human and social services. Access strategically identifies and utilizes a socio-ecological and collective impact approach to its high-quality, culturally competent, and linguistically appropriate services.


Access COVID-19 Prevention

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are a proven solution for boots-on-the-ground services especially during the coronavirus. With additional training focusing on CDC guidelines for COVID-19 and a review of contact tracing techniques have groomed AWPLI – CHWs as frontline workers during this pandemic. It has also groomed and prepared them in the urgency to maintain self-care while providing support and other services. The goal of Access COVID 19 program is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 especially among high risk racial and ethnic minority communities that suffers from multiple social determinants in health needs daily and reduce its detrimental effects. Using a CHW intervention, AWPLI will expand and build new partners especially within hot spot communities, exchange strategies for improving outreach services, share resources, educate and disseminate information during testing and screenings in an effort to reach a broader number of individuals.



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