Health Committee

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-American’s 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.  The NAACP also supports universal healthcare for all.  We work across all levels of the healthcare system to expand access to quality healthcare, including prescription medicines to the more than 48 million Americans who lack healthcare coverage.  We fight to cease the closure of hospitals in minority neighborhoods.  We implement initiatives to decrease rates of HIV and AIDS in the community.

Contact:
Tambra Stevenson, Health Chair
Kent Alford, Health Co-Chair

health.naacpdc@gmail.com

COVID-19 RESOURCES:

D.C. Government Resources
coronavirus.dc.gov

D.C. Women Infants and Children Program on COVID-19
dcwic.org/covid-19

WIC has provided an expanded food list during COVID-19 pandemic
WIC Food List

D.C. Department of Human Services
dcbenefits.dhs.dc.gov

D.C. Emergency Food Resources
The DC Food Project has compiled a list of emergency food resources during the pandemic.
dcfoodproject.org/emergecy-food-access

DMW Food Service Worker Relief Fund
Created by Restaurant Association of Metro Washington members Hook Hall started Hook Hall Helps to support restaurant and food service industry workers who may need assistance with supplies, community support, family meal, and more
ramw.org/educated-eats

NATIONAL INFORMATION:

COVID-19 Health Literacy Project
This website was created by the student at Harvard School of Public Health and available in multiple languages

covid19healthliteracyproject.com

NAACP National Office Coronavirus and Our Communities

naacp.org/coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus

cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

CDC Print Resources

cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html

U.S. Government Website on Coronavirus

coronavirus.gov

Expanded ACA Enrollment Period for the Uninsured

NY Times - States Now Letting Uninsured Sign Up for Obamacare

Families USA State Health Coverage Strategies for COVID-19

familiesusa.org/resources/state-health-coverage-strategies-for-covid-19

2-1-1 Coronavirus Help Page (for general info, connection to help for essential services)

211.org/services/covid19

Information on Unemployment Assistance by State and Coronavirus Help Center

Unemployment Assistance
Coronavirus Resources

US Small Business Administration COVID-19-related Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Free Tech Company Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak

thejournal.com/articles/2020/03/13/free-resources-ed-tech-companies-step-up-during-coronavirus-outbreak.aspx

National Alliance on Mental Illness COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

Council on Black Health What Coronavirus Means for Black Communities

councilbh.org/coronavirus-update

Articles on Disparities, Marginalization and/or Racism:

Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

propublica.org/article/early-data-shows-african-americans-have-contracted-and-died-of-coronavirus-at-an-alarming-rate

Social Distancing Is a Privilege

nytimes.com/2020/04/05/opinion/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

Poverty Is the Virus that Puts Us at COVID-19 Risk

usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/03/23/coronavirus-spread-poverty-covid-19-stimulus-column/2899411001

US Government is Urged to Release Race, Ethnicity Data on COVID-19 Cases

washingtonpost.com/politics/government-urged-to-release-race-ethnicity-data-on-covid-19-cases/2020/04/06/7891aba0-7827-11ea-b6ff-597f170df8f8_story.html

Miscellaneous Articles:

When Will COVID-19 Peak? A State-by-State Analysis

beckershospitalreview.com/patient-flow/when-will-covid-19-peak-a-state-by-state-analysis.html

Preliminary Estimates of the Prevalence of Selected Underlying Health Conditions Among COVID-19 Patientst

cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6913e2-H.pdf

INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION:

Coronavirus in Africa Tracker

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New England Journal of Medicine Summary of Select Epidemiological Reports Examining the Clinical Profiles of Patients with COVID-19 in China

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