Blog — Health

Making Equity Count in the Built Environment

The NAACP and Safe Routes to School National Partnership partners to advocate for safer environments for children.


Start the Conversation in Observance of World AIDS Day

For the past 25 years, World AIDS Day has commemorated the lives of more than 35 million people who have died from the disease worldwide. Here in the United States, World AIDS Day raises awareness about the epidemic at home, where more than 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV.


The NAACP Participates in Food Day

Food Day is about continuing the fight for affordable and accessible food regardless of the community you live in. It's also about ensuring that children across hte nation receive the most nutritious meals possible through the lunch program.


The Fight to Save Lives Continues

On a recent Sunday morning, church-goers in Baltimore piled into their places of worship expecting to hear a sermon on an epic battle. To the surprise of many, the battle the pastor spoke of was not between David & Goliath but between the black community and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


Join the Movement for Change

Change doesn't happen by mere idealism, but rather with the concerted effort of others. HIV has become an epidemic impacting the Black community in increasingly disproportionate numbers. The need for responding to this issue has reached the level of urgency.


Pastors Lead the Fight to End HIV

On Sunday, July 14th pastors across America partnered with the NAACP on the Day of Unity to preach about HIV as a social justice issue.  The annual day brought together faith leaders nationwide to join the movement to stop the social injustices that have led to the unequal impact HIV is having in their communities. 


Building Healthier, Stronger Communities

The NAACP Health Programs Department has made strides in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic; ending childhood obesity; working to implement the Affordable Care Act in all 50 states and reducing health disparities among communities of color.


The Day of Unity

Today marks the second annual national Day of Unity, a day that unites faith leaders nationwide in the fight to end the HIV epidemic. Hundreds of faith leaders around the country join to together on this day in support of the NAACP's The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative initiative to preach a powerful message on HIV/AIDS as a social justice issue.


A Social Justice Imperative

For the second year in a row, the NAACP Health Programs department is organizing the Day of Unity—an event that brings together pastors and faith leaders in solidarity through their commitment to address HIV as a social justice issue. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, July 14th.


Recap: Netroots Nation Convention

Voting rights; the democracy initiative; better election processes and the African American caucus were on the agenda for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at this year's #NN13. And we were excited to support our partners working to pass immigration reform


FoodFri - Competitive Foods and Civil Rights

Last Friday, Moms Rising Fellow, Dream Hampton, invited NAACP Director of Health Programs, Shavon Arline-Bradley to a twitter chat discussing competitive foods. Missed this lively online discussion? Check out the re-cap below.


Recap: NAACP Leadership 500 Summit

Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference


National Foster Care Month: Starting Out From Behind

The magnitude of foster care in America is startling. More than 700,000 youth of every race, ethnicity, culture, and age group are impacted by foster care each year. For kids in foster care, turning 18 isn't a source for celebration. It's a reason to panic.


Trouble in North Carolina

Last week, the first of several pieces of legislation to aggressively restrict your right to vote passed the North Carolina House.


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