HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FACET
The goal of the Health and Human Services Facet is to facilitate awareness, educational programs, health advocacy, and the optimal use of health resources in response to chronic health disparities within communities of African American and other peoples of African ancestry.
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE
The National Mental Health Initiative is designed to educate the community about mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, aggressive behaviors, and social issues that impact physical and mental well-being. By strategically partnering with organizations that specialize in mental health issues and by identifying and sharing resources that educate, identify avenues of prevention and treatment, an open dialogue for community awareness will assist to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.
NATIONAL ORAL HEALTH INITIATIVE
The National Oral Health Initiative addresses oral health in adults and children. Using dental education resources, the National Oral Health Initiative is designed to help families become more knowledgeable about dental care, health, wellness, and quality of life.
Chronic health disparities persist in black communities and result in decreased life expectancy of African American and other people of African ancestry. With the “MEDICAL MINUTE”, the Health and Human Services Facet provides a vehicle to educate chapter members and the community about certain medical conditions and how they affect African Americans. Information through brief presentations and media broadcasts are scheduled on the following topics.
- Ovarian Cancer
- Mental Illness
- Hepatitis C
- Cervical Cancer
- Oral Health
- Heart Health
- Endometriosis/Fibroid Awareness
- Organ Donation
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Domestic Violence/Mental Health
- Breast Cancer
- Healthy Skin
- Salt/High Blood Pressure
- Colon Cancer
- Eye Health