Health

NCBW addresses the health disparities and inequalities of underserved communities by educating and encouraging the public to access preventative health services. Areas of focus include: Heart Disease, Health and Nutrition, Diabetes, Obesity, Breast Cancer and HIV/AIDS.

 

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Our areas of focus include heart disease, health & nutrition, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, and HIV/AIDS

Sistahs Getting Real About HIV/AIDS

In 2003, the Oakland/Bay Area Chapter of NCBW launched the “Sistahs Getting Real About HIV/AIDS” program by sponsoring 15 billboards throughout the Bay Area, a HIV/AIDS Symposium and various workshops in an effort to educate women in our community. Annually, we participate in six Community Grill Outs where 30-50 people get tested onsite to instantly know their status, get prevention education and a hot meal/gift card for groceries.

Our efforts have resulted in over 500 individuals being tested for HIV/AIDS and has become a model for other NCBW Chapters across the nation. Over 1000 individuals have participated in the HIV screenings and Community Grill Outs over the past 14 years.

Our areas of focus include heart disease, health & nutrition, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, and HIV/AIDS

Sistahs Getting Real About HIV/AIDS

In 2003, the Oakland/Bay Area Chapter of NCBW launched the “Sistahs Getting Real About HIV/AIDS” program by sponsoring 15 billboards throughout the Bay Area, a HIV/AIDS Symposium and various workshops in an effort to educate women in our community. Annually, we participate in six Community Grill Outs where 30-50 people get tested onsite to instantly know their status, get prevention education and a hot meal/gift card for groceries.

Our efforts have resulted in over 500 individuals being tested for HIV/AIDS and has become a model for other NCBW Chapters across the nation. Over 1000 individuals have participated in the HIV screenings and Community Grill Outs over the past 14 years.

In partnership with West Oakland Health Center, we sponsored a Community Health Fair which provided free flu shots, HIV/AIDS testing, dental screenings for children and numerous other health related benefits and information booths. This was attended by approximately 200 neighborhood residents.