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.
Unprecedented Medicaid terminations, focused on historically disadvantaged communities, would deepen already severe health inequities. Learn more and learn how to take action in your own community.
In Case You Missed It-(ICYMI)
In honor of Black History Month, Dr. Richelle Foreman-Gunter, a local therapist and ordained minister, spoke to audiences on her recent research on racial trauma – what it is, the impact that it has on both the brain and the body, ways to begin healing, as well as the Chester County Racial Trauma & Resiliency Collaborative’s efforts in providing resources and support to Black people in Chester County who are experiencing racial trauma.
The Resource Center is a nationwide service of the Office of Minority Health that provides minority health literature, research and referrals for consumers, community organizations and health professionals. The Resource Center offers a variety of information resources, including access to online document collections, database and funding searches, and customized responses to requests for information.
The Resource Center is available Monday through Friday 9am-5pm EST.
Call Toll Free: 1-800-444-6472
BDO is the leading health and wellness destination for people of color. We leverage culture, content and technology to transform people’s lives for the better. Editorially, BDO shares culturally relevant tips and strategies on health, wellness, lifestyle and longevity.
The first full history of Black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. No one concerned with issues of public health and racial justice can afford not to read this masterful book.
Chesco Moves with MoveSpring is a digital movement resource available at no cost to anyone who lives, works or learns in Chester County. The goal of this resource is to motivate everyone to move more, increase movement opportunities, set movement goals and have fun along the way.