United African Organization

US Census: American Community Survey

Click on American Fact Finder to see figures by region, country of origin and other demographics. If you’re looking for more stats, the US Census website is also worth visiting.

African Cabdrivers Health Survey

November 1, 2012IntervmediaBlog

UAO has started its African Cabdrivers Health Survey in Chicago this month. This survey will examine African cabdrivers’ access to health care services in Chicago. Our organization has identified access to affordable health care as an issue of particular significance to the African community at large. In an effort to examine the particular effects of this issue, UAO has chosen to focus this study on the African cabdriver segment of the community.

This survey includes 25 simple questions, which focus on cabdrivers’ overall health. However, the survey also explores other issues including their educational background, working hours, and county of birth. These questions will allow UAO to gain a comprehensive understanding of the population’s make-up and needs and use this information to advocate on their behalf.

If you or anyone you know is currently working as a cabdriver, please fill out or ask them to fill out the survey online by clicking on this link: African Cabdrivers Health Survey.

Cliquez sur ce lien pour remplir le questionnaire: L’enquête Du Santé Sur Les Chauffeurs de Taxi Africains.

Join UAO & Allies to Get Out the Vote!

November 1, 2012IntervmediaBlog

Join UAO and Allies for Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Rally to Protect Families, WIN Immigration Reform and Driver’s Licenses for ALL!!

WHERE: Teamster Local 705 Auditorium, 300 S. Ashland, Chicago, IL
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:00PM

Come Celebrate with UAO and allies who:

  • Broke a *NEW* record registering 26,488 new voters (42% suburbs, 58% city) in 20 different immigrant communities in Chicago and its suburbs .
  • Contact over 159, 885 immigrant voters for GOTV with door knocks, mail and phones calls
  • Activate thousands of GOTV volunteers in more than 450 precincts on election day

Check out this short GOTV video made by ICIRR!


We Hope To See You There!

Free Informational and Screening Session for Diabetes!

November 1, 2012IntervmediaBlog

African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, they are more likely to suffer complications from diabetes, such as end-stage renal disease and lower extremity amputations. Although African Americans have the same or lower rate of high cholesterol as their non-Hispanic white counterparts, they are more likely to have high blood pressure.

African American adults are twice as likely than non-Hispanic white adults to have been diagnosed with diabetes by a physician.

  • In 2008, African American men were 2.7 times as likely to start treatment for end-stage renal disease related to diabetes, as compared to non-Hispanic white men.
  • In 2008, diabetic African Americans were 1.7 times as likely as diabetic Whites to be hospitalized.
  • In 2009, African Americans were 2.2 times as likely as non-Hispanic Whites to die from diabetes.

The Thapelo Institute, Inc. invites you and anyone that you may know who may be at risk for diabetes to a free informational program and screening on:

Saturday, November 3, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Prince Hall Masonic Lodge
809 East 42nd Place

Source: www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov

Guide to Healthy Eating

October 31, 2012IntervmediaHealthcare

Healthy African cooking. Modified traditional recipe outlining health benefits.

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Health Center Resource List

October 31, 2012IntervmediaHealthcare

Find a local health center that provides services for immigrants and limited English proficient familes.

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Office of Refugee Resettlement

October 31, 2012IntervmediaRefugees

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), an office of the United States government, provides support for refugee populations in the United States. For more information, visit the ORR website.

Golden Door Coalition

October 31, 2012IntervmediaRefugees

The Golden Door Coalition is a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to the resettlement of refugees in Illinois with dignity and the support necessary to thrive in our nation. Its members represent a broad range of ethnic communities, faith communities, employers, community-based organizations and others.

For more information, visit the website: www.goldendoorcoalition.org

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