Blog — Health

Childhood Obesity — Call to Action at the University of Southern California.

In recognition of September being deemed National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, I am currently in South Central Los Angeles at the University Southern California attending “Childhood Obesity: A Call to Action”.


The Forgotten Epidemic — HIV/AIDS: Crisis in Black America

The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, The NAACP and national & local partners are pleased to present a symposium, November 19 -20, 2010, to examine the increasingly critical HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America.


NAACP Supports President Obama’s HIV/AIDS Strategy

The NAACP is pleased to support the Obama Administration's development of a comprehensive HIV/AIDS strategy.


NAACP and First Lady Michelle Obama Fight Childhood Obesity

On Monday July 12, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed NAACP members at the 101st NAACP National Convention, alarming us about the epidemic of childhood obesity.


Blair Underwood Introduces NAACP Health Care Partnership

Actor Blair Underwood took a moment to enlighten us on his plans to partner with the NAACP in a number of different health care ventures, including HIV/AIDS, mental health and diabetes.


Bring Lessons from Convention Home With You

Inspired by Convention? Of course you are! You will return to your community with a renewed sense of commitment to fighting for civil rights and equality. But you might need a road map for advocating on the issues that affect your community.


Health Care Reform Enters the Home Stretch — We Need Your Help

On Saturday the House of Representatives will vote on the future of Health Care.


Five Questions With Roslyn M. Brock

On Saturday, February 20th, Roslyn Brock became the youngest person to ever serve as Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors. We sat down with Ms. Brock to ask her about this historic achievement and her vision for the Association.


February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This Sunday, February 7 marks the tenth annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, established in 1999 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with five national organizations serving the African American community.


Our Job Is Not Yet Done with Health Care Reform

As discussions of the war in the middle east and job creation begin to take over the airways, health reform is slowly taking a back seat in the media, but clearly we have not yet finished the job.


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