The Health Committee: (1) works to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans; (2) assesses the health needs of the community; (3) advocates for equal access to health education, care, treatment and research for all Americans; (4) sponsors health-related activities such as health forums, fairs and workshops, highlighting issues of importance to people of color, and (5) supports health initiatives of the NAACP.
Even as the country reopens, vulnerable communities continue to battle not only the long-term health implications, but the economic and social implications of the pandemic. As states and municipalities lift restrictions and public health mandates, we must ensure that individuals have the information they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.
African Americans live with a greater burden of disease than whites, and as we’re seeing more and more of our chronic conditions place us at increased risk for complications from COVID-19. The NAACP is calling for the expansion of Medicaid as a short-term measure to cover healthcare for those who are impacted by the pandemic.
Chester and Delaware County
Committed to the health & well-being of our communities.