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:
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Dr. Marjorie Innocent, Sr. Health Director
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Bernadette Onyenaka, Health Programs Specialist
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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.
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To support the health and well-being of African American children and their families, we must work to create the circumstances in which they have opportunities to be healthy and make healthy choices.