Blog — Health

Raising Black Girls in the Age of HIV/AIDS:

In honor of the 30th commemoration of HIV/AIDS, the NAACP has launched a blogging campaigning entitled HIV/AIDS at 30. It will feature blogs and video posts from the NAACP staff, leadership, members, and partners on various topics that affect the black community. Each month we will have a new topic. March is Women and Girls month and two of our Act Against Aids Initiative (AAALI) partners, Black Women’s Health Imperative‘s President and CEO, Eleanor Hilton Hoytt and the National Council of Negro Women’s, Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones- DeWeever have written articles to shed light on a disease that is claiming the lives of so many black women.


Claiming Our Power in the Fight Against AIDS

I sat before the room dumbfounded. Surrounding me were brilliant, beautiful, driven, and successful young women. Each high achievers in their own right. Each on the verge of certain success. Yet, these young women who had originally come to my office to discuss transversing that critical, but sometimes scary path of transitioning from undergraduate education to the rest of their lives, had seemingly only one thing at the top of their minds, “Will I ever find love?”


Take the President’s Challenge Today

America is facing a crisis when it comes to leading healthy lifestyles. And of the populations suffering most from diet-related illness, African Americans top the list.


January 2011: Glaucoma Awareness Month

A silent disease is taking away the sight of millions of Americans. It’s called glaucoma and it can slowly reduce eyesight and may cause blindness.


“Reform vs. Repeal”

As we begin this new year, the NAACP finds ourselves back in the fight to support that which is now law: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


Destroying the Stigma — World Aids Day 2010

As we commemorated World AIDS Day on December 1st HIV continues to be a relentless burden to the African American community.


World AIDS Day 2010: A Rekindling of Awareness

Today, December 1, 2010, is World Aids Day, a day of remembrance, awareness, and reverence. Across the nation there are exciting events taking place to commemorate today.


The NAACP’s Health Department is requesting proposal from our units for mini grants

The NAACP’s Health Department is requesting proposal from our units for mini grants (up to $1000 per 7 units) for World Aids Day on Dec 1, 2010.


Learn More about Medicare and the Affordable Care Act - Thursday, 11/4

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the NAACP invite you to join us on Thursday, November 4, 2010, for a webinar session to learn about Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.


Webinar- Help Uninsured Americans Gain Better Access to Prescription Medicines

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) invites you to participate in an informative webinar about ways in which you can help uninsured Americans gain better access to prescription medicines.


Webinar to learn about Medicare and the new Health Care Law

The NAACP’s Health Department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are partnering to offer a webinar.


Take Action: America’s Great Outdoors Inititiative

The NAACP has partnered with America’s Great Outdoors initiative to tell President Obama what needs to be on his conservation and recreation agenda.


NAACP is announcing that today is the DAY!

The NAACP is proud to announce that today is the six month anniversary of President Barack Obama’s passing of the Affordable Care Act.


USCA (United Conference on AIDS) 2010 Addressing Disparities through Civil Rights Advocacy NAACP

The United States Conference on AIDS is the foremost forum on domestic HIV/AIDS issues.


Happy National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

Because of your support and hard work, today President Barack Obama issued the Presidential Proclamation, proclaiming September 2010 as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.


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