The mission of The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative initiative is not to change what people believe. It is to reframe the HIV epidemic as a social justice issue, because current HIV disparities are the result of social inequities in American society and health care that affect individual behaviors and outcomes.
Each year, the NAACP inspires and encourages African-American faith leaders to unite on the Day of Unity to address the HIV epidemic in their communities while creating a network of knowledge and action around HIV as a social justice issue.
Please join the NAACP Health Department and Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, at the NAACP 107th Annual Convention as we discuss the barriers to African Americans participation in clinical research, and how lack of diversity impact diagnosis and care for people of color.
Physical activity is not just good for the body. How can we better support communities in making physical activity an everyday occurrence for all children and youth?
Low-income people and people of color are more likely to walk or bicycle than people in more affluent communities, but low-income communities are less likely to have infrastructure that makes it safe and convenient to bike and walk - such as sidewalks, bike paths, street lighting, and crosswalks.
Every year on March 10, we recognize National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) across the nation as a day to raise awareness of the unique impact of HIV on women and girls, and the prevention and care resources available to them.
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.
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.
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.
Join the Movember Foundation and millions of men across the globe in raising awareness on men's health issues!