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READING FOR LIFE

NHBW, Inc. literacy initiative is a grassroots movement established to help raise reading levels for students across the country.  The goal is to attach the systemtic reading epidemic..

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS

NHBW, Inc. And Saving Promise has joined forces to break the silence,; educate the public; and raise the visibility of domestic violence and its devastating effects on families and communities. More


TEENS OVERCOMING PRESSURE

Teens Overcoming Pressure aims to teach teenagers how to identify healthy and unhealthy relationships.  It is our goal to reduce the incidence of teen dating violence.  More


MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH

NHBW, Inc. supports initiatives that work to educate our communities on the unique challenges or barriers in addressing mental health issues.  More


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FAMILY EMPOWERMENT

NHBW, Inc. Supports family development and enrichment.

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HEALTH WELLNESS

NHBW,Inc. has confronted issues adversely affecting the families and communities at large.  More

Reaching Out to Save Lives

Each year we campaign to help African-American families improve their health by increasing the awareness of their health status, motivate behavior changes by disseminating information and encouraging them to pledge to share the information with others.  

Advocacy

According to the National Women’s Health Information Center, the leading causes of death for African-American women are heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease.

For African-Americans in the US, health disparities mean earlier death, decrease in quality of life and loss of treatment opportunities.  For our society, it means less than optimal productivity, higher health costs and societal inequity (MMWR, 2005).  In a landmark study, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (2002), ‘Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethic Disparities in Health Care’, revealed that African-Americans and other ethnic minorities received lower quality healthcare than non-minorities, regardless of the types of insurance, income, age or severity.

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