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
The African American community bears the largest burden of the HIV epidemic over any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. Despite representing just 13% of the total U.S. population, African Americans account for almost half (44%) of all new HIV infections, and comprise nearly half (43%) of all people living with HIV
As we approach the end of Open Enrollment on January 31, make sure to talk to your friends and family about finding affordable health coverage.
This is the first generation in 200 years that is projected to be outlived by their parents, by up to 5 years.
Access to affordable, quality healthcare plays a significant role in shaping an individual's health and quality of life. To date, more than 17 million people who were previously insured have obtained health insurance coverage through the Marketplace. To continue to build on the momentum, we need to advocate, educate, and create enrollment opportunities for people to #GetCovered.