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.
The NAACP’s national health agenda includes a four-tiered approach to improving the health and well being of African American families and families of color:
Meet Our Staff:
Dr. Marjorie Innocent, Sr. Health Director
Office: (410) 580-5652
Rev. Keron Sadler, Health Programs Manager
Office: (410) 580-5619
Tabatha Magobet, Health Programs Specialist
Office: (410) 580-5682
Bernadette Onyenaka, Health Programs Specialist
Office: (410) 580-5663
To support the health and well-being of African American children and their families, we must work to create the circumstances in which they have opportunities to be healthy and make healthy choices.
The Black Church and HIV initiative will be engaging local faith leaders and organizations today in a conversation about the role of the faith community in changing the course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America.
Join NAACP Howard College Chapter this Thursday, September 17th, for a "Block Party" celebration to promote health and well being and raise awareness on the importance of leading a healthier lifestyle.
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.