Celebrating 3yr. NAACP Day of Unity at NAACP Convention Las Vegas Nevada.
Blog — Health
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAACP recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
The NAACP is the nation’s oldest pre-eminent civil rights organization. In existence for nearly a century, the NAACP is responsible for a number of victories in the struggle for justice and equality in America.
Often organizations struggle with what they define as “hard to reach communities”, but I believe there is no such thing. This is a definition for those organizations that “don’t know how to reach communities” and tries to address one community issue at a time. Organizations must learn how to authentically engage with communities, which requires more listening and learning than doing.
Day of Unity: Twitter Townhall
The Black community has looked to the NAACP and the Black Church as leaders of change in critical issues of social justice. Take our pledge today.
The NAACP Health Program details their effort to address HIV in the community.