Camden Area Health Education Center

Camden Area Health Education Center


What a great weekend!

Thanks to our friends at VGH Volunteers' Give Hope and the Camden Area Health Education Center, our guests were provided with an assortment of winter clothing (including warm coats!), toiletries, and sleeping bags!

Thanks to their generosity, a delicious lunch was served and several dozen guests took advantage of the HIV/COVID testing made available by AHEC's mobile testing station!
Community Health Worker Roxanne takes Challenge with props! Hear Roxanne compare the to sunscreen, another example of everyday protection. Thanks to Roxanne from Parkside United Methodist Church, Kaighn Ave and Camden Area Health Education Center for this thoughtful message!
This is Community Health Worker Mattie from New Life Ministries and Camden Area Health Education Center. Hear Mattie explain what and why vaccination will protect you and your loved ones from .
NJTPD Outreach hosts massive community support event in partnership with Solstice Counseling

On Tuesday, June 8th, over a dozen agencies and support organizations gathered to assist the at-risk community surrounding the Walter Rand Transportation Center (Camden). The wide range of services offered included Covid vaccinations, mobile DMV assistance, substance abuse recovery, social services, health and wellness resources, haircuts and much more.

Some preliminary numbers from the event included: 115 people engaged and provided with toiletries and additional resources by Center For Family Services Recovery Corp, 7 People secured admission appointments for substance abuse treatment, Over a dozen people were vaccinated against Covid-19, and over 30 combined Covid and HIV tests were conducted. Our sincere appreciation to every participant who helped to uplift the community!

Participants included: Camden County Police Department, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, Rutgers Behavioral health, Camden Area Health Education Center, King's Crusade, Recovery Centers of America, Empowering Cuts, Center For Family Services, Oaks Integrated Care, Camden Board of Social Services, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Project HOPE, Inc., Liberty Wellness, Taylor Care, Camden City Independent Living Center, Konquer Krew, Project Save, South Jersey Recovery Residences, and New Jersey Transit Police Officers from multiple districts and outreach capacities.

Meet NJ’s Harm Reduction Centers.

Every day, they prevent overdoses, stop the spread of HIV and Hepatitis, and save lives. Because every life is worth saving.

✅ Crossroads Prevention and Syringe Access Center at NJCRI in Newark
✅ VNACJ's Prevention Resource Network in Asbury Park
✅ Hyacinth Hrc in Trenton, Paterson and Jersey City
✅ Camden Area Health Education Center in Camden
✅ South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City

To find a Harm Reduction Center near you, visit
The Social Justice Steering Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the Split Plate for the church year 2020-21. Please consider learning about these organizations and donating with time or funds as you are able. Thank you!

August 2020 - Cure4Camden
September 2020 - The Cherry Hill Food Pantry
October2020 - UU FaithAction NJ
November 2020 - Cathedral Kitchen
December 2020 - Hopeworks Camden
January 2021 - Majoda Stables
February 2021 - County NAACP Branch #2080
March 2021 - Hill Women's Center
April 2021 - Bullock Children's Garden
May 2021 - BookSmiles
June 2021 - Moms Demand Action Camden County
July 2021 - Camden Area Health Education Center
The South Jersey Anti-Trafficking Coalition (SJATC) will meet on Monday, March 9, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at DCP&P in Voorhees. Our speakers this month will be Joye Rozier and Amir Gatlin-Colon from Camden Area Health Education Center.

If you are interested in learning how you can support survivors of human trafficking in the community, plan to attend. This event is open to the public. You are welcome to bring resources (articles, event flyers, agency handouts, etc.) to share with other members of the coalition.

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Camden residents: Come to the Camden Health Forum on Saturday, 9/14 from 10 am-2 pm at the Kroc Center - Camden, where you can learn about and access a broad range of free health services — including free screenings for behavioral health, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Participate in educational workshops on such topics as diabetes and self-care, opioid use disorder, and managing hypertension. The annual event is hosted by the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Camden Area Health Education Center. Register now:
You know that group of friends that you always say should get together for dinner? Well, get your group together on April 18, 2019 for Dining Out For Life, when your meal will help save lives. Our participating restaurants will be donating 33% of all food sales from the day to Camden Area Health Education Center. Our goal is to raise over $25,000 for HIV prevention education and treatment adherence programs in South Jersey. Your job is easy. Dine Out and Save Lives.
Executive Director of Camden Area Health Education Center Martha Chavis said she expects to begin providing the service, which prevents the transmission of diseases like HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis B and C by providing sterile syringes to intravenous drug uses, around October.
Congratulations to our Non-Profit HERO Award recipient Jerome T. Pipes. Jerome is the Lead Care and Treatment Adherence Psychosocial Service Coordinator for those affected by HIV/AIDS at the Camden Area Health Education Center . He helps lead the efforts to provide HIV testing, counseling, harm reduction, needle exchange, and more. Jerome received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Medal awarded by the Camden County Board of Elected Freeholders. Thank you for all that you do within the community. Jerome will accept his award on April 29, at our annual HEROES event!
Each year when Dining Out For Life arrives, it transports me back to 1990/1991 when I was privileged to witness the birth of this wonderful fundraising/community gathering/business supporting endeavor.

What started as a local stunt to raise much-needed funds for ActionAIDS has grown into an international event - produced in more than 60 cities throughout the US and Canada!

More than 3,000 restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special day of dining to the licensed AIDS service agency in their city. More than $4 million dollars a year is raised to support the missions of 60 outstanding HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout North America.

And to think it all began over a slice of pizza .... :)

So Delaware Valley - go Dine Out For Life today ... take advantage of the DOFL Food Trucks Pop-Up at 13/Locust in the Gayborhood 11am-2pm or select a participating restaurant from the list below and support Action Wellness PHL, AIDS Delaware, Family and Community Service of Delaware County, Camden Area Health Education Center and Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania

Camden Area Health Education Center (Camden AHEC) is committed to improving the health of the commun

Camden Area Health Education Center (Camden AHEC) has served over 500,000 of the nation’s poorest and most disenfranchised citizens. Camden AHEC is a community based organization founded in the City of Camden. Camden AHEC particular emphasis on providing services in the communities of the City of Camden as well as Camden and Burlington Counties. It is our job to listen to the needs of our neighbor

Operating as usual

American Hardwood Export Council 11/30/2021

Camden AHEC will be at:
Camden County College
Camden City Campus/200 Broadway
Wednesday December 1st 10am - 1pm
To Celebrate National AIDS Awareness Day‼

Free HIV Testing / Gift Card
Safer S*x Materials
Red Ribbon Corner

Contact Camden AHEC
514 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ

856-963-2432 - For more information

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Camden AHEC proving "The Elephant In The Room" S*xual Health Information at Woodrow Wilson HS, Camden, NJ
Health Educators: Maikel Mansour & Sterling Mitchell


Come join the LGBTQ+ Drop-in Center on Tuesday 11/13 from 4p-7p for a discussion on navigating the holiday season as an LGBTQ+ person. We’ll meet here and head down to starbucks for warm drinks and warmer discussion.



Needle Exchange Program to Return to Camden 10/11/2018

Executive Director of Camden Area Health Education Center Martha Chavis said she expects to begin providing the service, which prevents the transmission of diseases like HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis B and C by providing sterile syringes to intravenous drug uses, around October.

Needle Exchange Program to Return to Camden CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night that allows for the return of a needle exchange program to the city, a service that has been absent for two years.




Syringe Access Programs (SAP) is a community-based programs that provides access to sterile syringes, needles and other injection equipment and facilitate safe disposal of used needles and syringes. Clients can bring in used syringes and leave with new sterile syringes. SAP provides a comprehensive approach to harm reduction by integrating behavioral interventions and access to services to prevent and reduce the transmission of HIV and other blood-borne diseases.

Our SAP site is co-located with an Access to Reproductive Care and HIV (ARCH) Nurse who provides services to prevent vertical HIV and Hepatitis C transmission through the early identification of high-risk women (i.e., females of reproductive age who injects drugs).

The New Jersey SAPs have served to bridge major health gaps in services for people who inject drugs (PWID) by providing services such as health screenings, pregnancy testing and linkage to prenatal care, nutritional counseling, reproductive counseling for women of child bearing age,
vaccinations, condom distribution, safe s*x education, safe injection practices, wound care, drug overdose prevention and reversal.

The ARCH nurses co-located at SAP sites offer the following:
• HIV and viral hepatitis testing and counseling with linkage to medical care;
• Condoms;
• Referral and linkage to medical care, mental health and social services, including drug
• Overdose prevention education and access to Naloxone;
• Safe disposal of injection equipment education;
• Safe injection practices and wound care.

The New Jersey Department of Health SAPs are based on the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)¹ and are established under the “Blood Borne Disease Harm Reduction Act” (P.L. 2006, c.99). The State of New Jersey Syringe Access Programs are currently operated in seven municipalities which have established local ordinances to allow SAP operation: Atlantic City, Camden, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Asbury Park and Trenton.


Camden Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Camden Syringe Access Program- Lifeworks
514 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 963-2432

Hours of operation:
Tuesday: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Thursday: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

CDC Works 24/7 08/08/2018

What is :

PrEP is an HIV prevention strategy in which HIV-negative people take anti-HIV medications before coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of becoming infected. PrEP works by blocking HIV reverse transcriptase enzymes and preventing them from duplicating and infecting the body.

Medication & Effectiveness:

A PrEP prescription consists of one pill daily. Taking PrEP medicine is critical in protecting you from getting HIV. For PrEP to work, you need to have enough medicine in your body. If you miss doses, you make it harder for the medicine to protect you. Results show that people who took their PrEP medication every day reduced their HIV risk by more than 92%.

Things to Consider:

~ PrEP is a tool for protecting yourself from HIV, however no method offers 100% protection.
~ While taking your PrEP medicine, you should also reduce your exposure to HIV by using:
~ Condoms during s*x
~ Clean injection equipment if you inject drugs
~ People who use PrEP must take the medicine every day and return to their health care provider and PrEP Counselor every 3 months for a follow-up and prescription refills.

offers PrEP counseling. If you have questions about the PrEP program or would like to learn more about participating please call our PrEP Counselor. *All calls are confidential.

CDC Works 24/7 As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats.

Trump's transgender military ban 'worse than don't ask, don't tell,' advocates say 08/08/2018

"transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria — individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery — are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances" from the White House.

Trump's transgender military ban 'worse than don't ask, don't tell,' advocates say The Trump administration released documents on Friday outlining the president’s ban on transgender people serving in the military.

30 Things You Should Know About HIV But Were Afraid to Ask 08/08/2018

Never be afraid to ask any question.

30 Things You Should Know About HIV But Were Afraid to Ask You’ve got questions about HIV, we’ve got the answers. Here’s what you need to know to stay healthy, protect yourself and others, and move forward with what should still be a long, happy life.

New Jersey - AIDSVu 08/07/2018

Information about New Jersey...

New Jersey - AIDSVu There are approximately 35,636 people living with HIV in New Jersey.


A few challenges contribute to the epidemic among Blacks, including poverty, lack of access to health care, higher rates of some s*xually transmitted infections and smaller s*xual networks, lack of awareness of HIV status and the stigma.


Today, there are more than 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S., including 471,500 who are Black.


One of our programs . . .

PROJECT KIS African American & Latino LGBTQ Drop in Center ages 17 - 24


Rowan SOM AHEC Rowan Family Medicine partners with Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) to recruit, train and retain health professionals in underserved areas.


Person of the Year 2016: Deja Lynn Alvarez 05/11/2018

Deja Lynn Alvarez
Transgender Advocate

Person of the Year 2016: Deja Lynn Alvarez Whether it’s providing support for homeless LGBT people, connecting those in need with services or speaking out against injustice, Deja Lynn Alvarez has made a mark on the LGBT community this year. “Deja Lynn Alvarez is a tireless advocate for...

LGBT Priorities Beyond Marriage: Deja Lynn Alvarez 05/11/2018

Deja Lynn Alvarez, Transgender Advocate

LGBT Priorities Beyond Marriage: Deja Lynn Alvarez Deja Lynn Alvarez, a transgender advocate with GALAEI and Mazzoni Center, described a history of abuse and mistreatment by Philadelphia police, which eventua...


This is how Martha Chavis and the staff at celebrate Nurses' Week. Joye Rozier, RN, MPH and Michele, RN, CNS, FNP.

Thank you!

Rowan SOM AHEC 05/07/2018

partners . . .

Rowan SOM AHEC Rowan Family Medicine partners with Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) to recruit, train and retain health professionals in underserved areas.

Meet the Executive Director 05/07/2018

2017 - Photo provided by Alberta Ferebee

2016 Dining Out For Life 04/30/2018

Philadelphia & Delaware Valley
Dine Out, Fight AIDS!

It was another amazing in the Philadelphia region on April 19, 2018! Thousands of diners were out and about for breakfast, lunch and dinner at close to 200 restaurants throughout the Delaware Valley! These restaurants donated 33% of each diner's check to Action Wellness and other area service organizations!

Rowan Univerity School of Osteopathic Medicine Workshops 04/30/2018

Learning how to work as part of interprofessional groups.

Another successful activity for Camden AHEC Scholars Program thank you to Martha Chavis, our panelists and our scholars!


Thank you for your support and visiting our offices! Join us once again!

Connecting Latinos en Pareja Connecting Latinos en Pareja (CLP) is an online HIV intervention program for Latinx/e/o male couples.


Jerome T. Pipes - Honoree

Delaware Valley Legacy Fund HEROES Brunch & Awards 04/30/2018

Jerome T. Pipes - Honoree

Delaware Valley Legacy Fund HEROES Brunch & Awards Fernando Gonzalez, board of directors president for the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, stopped by the NBC10 Studios to talk about how his organization will be honoring people from our area this weekend.


We thank you all for your continued support!


Stay healthy! Your life matters! Contact for more information.


Contact today to find out about our PrEP program (856) 963-2432

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514 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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