Health Programs

Health Programs

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

Blog Posts

Reframing HIV as a Social Justice Issue to Win the War Against the HIV Epidemic in Black America

While HIV is no longer a death sentence, as it was three decades ago, Black America continues to be ravaged by the virus, more so than any other racial or ethnic group.

Dallas Town Hall: Moving Faith from Awareness-To Engagement-To Ending HIV

While representing only 23% of Dallas' total population, approximately 40% of people living with an HIV diagnosis in Dallas are African American, underscoring the immediate need for local faith leaders to take action.

I, too, am Movember.

Join the Movember Foundation and millions of men across the globe in raising awareness on men's health issues!

Food Day 2015: Toward a Greener Diet

Join the nationwide celebration of all things food on October 24th! Every year, thousands of Food Day events all around the country bring Americans together to raise awareness about food issues, strengthen and unify the food movement, and push for improved food policies.