The mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. This mission includes a focus on the right of African Americans and other people of color to have optimal health outcomes and access to timely, quality, affordable health care. African Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence and mortality rates from chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, and issues like HIV/AIDS continue to overwhelm the Black community more so than any other racial or ethnic group.

The NAACP is committed to eliminating the racial and ethnic inequities that exist within our health care system that undermine communities of color their life opportunities and their ability to contribute fully to the common good.

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Each year, the NAACP inspires and encourages African-American faith leaders to unite on the Day of Unity to address the HIV epidemic in their communities while creating a network of knowledge and action around HIV as a social justice issue.

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The Health Department invites you to attend our annual Health Luncheon on Monday, July 18 from 12:30 – 2:00pm in the Pavilion Ballroom, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland.

We ask that you join the NBHAAD conversation on social media using the hashtag #NBHAAD and help The Black Church and HIV spread awareness about the disparate impact of HIV in the Black community.

Resources

Childhood Obesity Advocacy Manual

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Get HYPE: Advocacy Guide

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The Black Church and HIV: Activity Manual & Pastoral Brief

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