Health Programs

Health Programs

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

Lifting Every Voice in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Day of Unity: Faith Leaders What Will You Do to Get Involved?

Celebrating 3yr. NAACP Day of Unity at NAACP Convention Las Vegas Nevada.

HIV and the Faith Community: Fighting the Epidemic in the Black Community

Day of Unity: Twitter Townhall

From the Pulpit to the Pew: Serving as Agents of Change

The Black community has looked to the NAACP and the Black Church as leaders of change in critical issues of social justice. Take our pledge today.