The Links, Incorporated established the Health and Human Services facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry. The goal of HHS is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources. Community education about health risks is crucial and The Links, Incorporated plays a significant role in providing it.
The 2016-2017 calendar year produced several opportunities to create a healthy attitude. Our theme, Camellia Rose, Moving Forward to Self Health to Serve our communities implies, we will have to take care of self to help others. With that in mind, we observe and communicate a health topic at each monthly meeting. We partnered with the National Dental Association at their 73rd convention and Colgate Palmolive, celebrating 25 years of service to screen over 300 young people at the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA.
We have a lot to look forward to in the coming year. Stay tuned!!!