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:
Niiobli Armah IV, Director of Health Programs
Office: (410) 580-5667
Rev. Keron Sadler, Health Programs Manager
Office: (410) 580-5619
Jennifer White, Health Programs & Partnerships Manager
Office: (410) 580-5799
Tabatha Magobet, HIV Program Coordinator
Office: (410) 580-5682
The NAACP is the nation’s oldest pre-eminent civil rights organization. In existence for nearly a century, the NAACP is responsible for a number of victories in the struggle for justice and equality in America.
Often organizations struggle with what they define as “hard to reach communities”, but I believe there is no such thing. This is a definition for those organizations that “don’t know how to reach communities” and tries to address one community issue at a time. Organizations must learn how to authentically engage with communities, which requires more listening and learning than doing.