The Health Committee implements health education initiatives to combat the health disparities facing people of color. We seek to educate, motivate, and empower communities and children to exercise, eat healthy, and live healthier lifestyles. African-Americans are disproportionately affected by diet-related illnesses such as asthma, hypertension, arthritis, and obesity. The NAACP will implement Healthy Eating Living and Physical Activity programs to empower our communities to adopt healthy lifestyles.
On the National level we support and work across all levels of the healthcare system to expand access to quality healthcare. We fight to cease the closure of hospitals in minority neighborhoods. We implement initiatives to decrease rates of HIV and AIDS in the community.