Nurse practitioner Angela Stewart has been providing health services to residents of Northwest Philadelphia for more than 8 years.
Stewart helped to organize an event at ENON Tabernacle Baptist church that screened over 1200 men for prostate cancer and risk factors for heart disease.
The 2011 event was so successful that it will be an annual event. The next screening will be in October 2012.
According to West Oak lane resident, Takia McClendon believes, “Angela is a role model to all of those who are interested in improving the overall health of Philadelphia residents. Angela’s methods to improve the health of men should be replicated throughout all urban communities.”
Stewart is currently working on 10 week program to educate low income residents about exercise programs and early screening for chronic illnesses. The health edcation program is funded by Health Partners and is a partnership with Penn State University. Stewart intends to continue advocating for health education and screening for low income residents.When asked what motivates her to want to work in direct healthcare services Angela replies, “people need to know how to take care of themselves and I enjoy helping them achieve it.”