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"I Choose Life" Campaign

 


Dear Reader

National Action Network (NAN) has launched a five-year
"I Choose Life" campaign, in partnership with social, civic, civil rights organizations and the medical community that will address five major interrelated health concerns and disparities facing the African American community; diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure (hypertension), HIV/AIDS (STD's), mental health and obesity. National Action Network (NAN) has developed a vital, inclusive and workable cooperative project between the African American community and a network of health providers, advocates, activists, community leaders and organizations, clergy, celebrities, governmental allies, persons directly affected, as well as those vulnerable.(Read More...)

Please register for the convention, National Action Network

NAN'S 11TH ANNUAL CONVENTION  APRIL 1-4, 2009

The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers

811 Seventh Avenue, at 52nd Street
April 1, 2009 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Healthcare Panel: The Cost and Casualties of Silence:
"HIV/AIDS in Black America"  
Hosted By: Rev. Marcia Dyson
Deborah Fraser-Howze - VP, OraSure Technologies
C. Virginia Fields - President/CEO, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS
Eli Dancy - Founder, STFree Certificates
Rev. Deborah Hickman - President/CEO,
Sisters Together and Reaching, Inc.
Cleo Manago, CEO, AmASSI Health and Cultural Centers (LA, NY, Atlanta and South Africa - Founder of Black Men´s XChange (BMX)
Tony R. Wafford - National Director of Health and Wellness,
National Action Network

 

STATEMENT

TONY WAFFORD



"Whatever else it may be, our community must be a good and loving community that embraces and cares for its own, especially the most vulnerable among us-the ill and aged, the children, the disabled and the poor."

 

VISION

At the heart of the "I Choose Life" campaign is the vision that the African American community, given adequate information and assistance, will choose life-as expressed in measurable dignity-affirming, life-preserving and health-enhancing practices, that they can be educated, assisted and encouraged to respond personally and collectively to meet the challenge, cost and consequences of the destructive spread of HIV/AIDS and interrelated health problems. And that they will self-consciously become involved in ongoing and effective efforts to improve, protect, preserve and enhance their lives and health and insure a good future for coming generations.

 

MISSION

The mission of National Action Network (NAN) and its partners is to improve the health of the African American community through addressing health disparities in five interrelated areas. Drawing on its life-affirming cultural values and internal resources, to enable the community to become effectively informed, organized and engaged in a cooperative health care and prevention project focused on choosing life and rejecting ideas and actions which lead to health deterioration and death.

 

CAMPAIGN

A five-year national campaign, spearheaded by National Action Network (NAN) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), that will have a major focus on education and treatment of HIV/AIDS in the African American community. The CDC´s campaign, ACT! Against AIDS Leadership Initiative along with National Action Network´s
"I Choose Life" campaign, will address HIV/AIDS, as well as four other major health disparities facing the African American community.


A
Five State campaign designed to address health disparities among African Americans with the goal to educate and move them into treatment and care.

 

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Please visit our website at www.ichoose-life.com and support our efforts to move African Americans into health care!!!

 
In Struggle,
 
Tony R. Wafford, National Director of Health and Wellness
National Action Network.



 

 

In This Issue

THE I CHOOSE LIFE VISION

THE I CHOOSE LIFE MISSION

THE I CHOOSE LIFE CAMPAIGN

 

 

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