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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The African American community bears the largest burden of the HIV epidemic over any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. Despite representing just 13% of the total U.S. population, African Americans account for almost half (44%) of all new HIV infections, and comprise nearly half (43%) of all people living with HIV


Making Sure African-Americans Get Covered

As we approach the end of Open Enrollment on January 31, make sure to talk to your friends and family about finding affordable health coverage.


Childhood Obesity: Changing the Narrative

This is the first generation in 200 years that is projected to be outlived by their parents, by up to 5 years.


NAACP Connecting You to Healthcare

Access to affordable, quality healthcare plays a significant role in shaping an individual's health and quality of life. To date, more than 17 million people who were previously insured have obtained health insurance coverage through the Marketplace. To continue to build on the momentum, we need to advocate, educate, and create enrollment opportunities for people to #GetCovered.


Reframing HIV as a Social Justice Issue to Win the War Against the HIV Epidemic in Black America

While HIV is no longer a death sentence, as it was three decades ago, Black America continues to be ravaged by the virus, more so than any other racial or ethnic group.


Dallas Town Hall: Moving Faith from Awareness-To Engagement-To Ending HIV

While representing only 23% of Dallas' total population, approximately 40% of people living with an HIV diagnosis in Dallas are African American, underscoring the immediate need for local faith leaders to take action.


I, too, am Movember.

Join the Movember Foundation and millions of men across the globe in raising awareness on men's health issues!


Food Day 2015: Toward a Greener Diet

Join the nationwide celebration of all things food on October 24th! Every year, thousands of Food Day events all around the country bring Americans together to raise awareness about food issues, strengthen and unify the food movement, and push for improved food policies.


September National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

To support the health and well-being of African American children and their families, we must work to create the circumstances in which they have opportunities to be healthy and make healthy choices.


Addressing HIV as a Social Justice Issue: HIV Strategy Session in Chicago

The Black Church and HIV initiative will be engaging local faith leaders and organizations today in a conversation about the role of the faith community in changing the course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America.


Get HYPE with Howard University!

Join NAACP Howard College Chapter this Thursday, September 17th, for a "Block Party" celebration to promote health and well being and raise awareness on the importance of leading a healthier lifestyle.


Advancing our Journey to Health Equity

It is time to address the injustices in the health care system, the higher rates of HIV infection among African Americans, and the lower quality and quantity of health resources in our communities.


Pulpits across America Come Together to End HIV

While the U.S. is taking steps forward in the fight against HIV, nearly 50,000 people were diagnosed with the virus in 2013. Almost half of those diagnoses were among Black Americans – a crippling statistic for a community that has long endured worse health outcomes than any other racial or ethnic group in the U.S. This threat to the survival and well-being of our community is a social injustice, and it is our duty to speak out, take action, and inspire advocacy for the health equity needed to end HIV in Black America.


Save The Date: NAACP will recognize the 4th Annual Day of Unity, July 12

There are more than 21,000 Black Churches in the U.S., and with your help, there is potential to make a significant impact and inspire people to help put an end to the HIV epidemic in Black America.


National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Join the NAACP in recognizing NWGHAAD! Each year on this day, people are encouraged to join the fight against HIV/AIDS by recognizing its impact within the female population.


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