Chairperson- Mrs. Janice Berry
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.
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.
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