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The NAACP brings our national voice to assist in the eradication of these racial and ethnic disparities, with a focus not only on disease prevention, but on the social and environmental factors that affect health and wellness.

 



     

The NAACP is committed to eliminating the racial and ethnic disparities in our health care system that plague people of color in the United States. African Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence and mortality rates from chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Additionally issues like HIV and infant mortality have continued to overwhelm the Black community. Systemic imbalances in the health care delivery system disproportionately affect African Americans and Latinas more than their White counterparts.

In addition the NAACP is engaged in the workforce development movement to increase the number of minorities represented in the medical and public health profession, and a leading presence on governmental advisory workgroups and national coalitions developed to provide counsel on cultural competency in the health care system.

 

Blog Posts

Making Equity Count in the Built Environment

The NAACP and Safe Routes to School National Partnership partners to advocate for safer environments for children.

Start the Conversation in Observance of World AIDS Day

For the past 25 years, World AIDS Day has commemorated the lives of more than 35 million people who have died from the disease worldwide. Here in the United States, World AIDS Day raises awareness about the epidemic at home, where more than 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV.

The NAACP Participates in Food Day

Food Day is about continuing the fight for affordable and accessible food regardless of the community you live in. It's also about ensuring that children across hte nation receive the most nutritious meals possible through the lunch program.