HEALTH & WELLNESS
HEALTH & WELLNESS is a vital component of a successful individual and a thriving community. The 100 focuses on the well-being of the whole person: physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual through initiatives that: 1) raise awareness of health disparities and solutions; and 2) provide access to health care and wellness information that promote behavioral changes that result in healthier lifestyles, good nutrition, regular physical activity, and full ownership of one’s health. At the national and local level, our organization and Chapter affiliates partner with corporations, foundations and other nonprofit organizations to promote preventative health strategies and provide education on prevalent diseases that negatively impact African Americans. Through these partnerships, The 100 delivers health education programs in hundreds of communities annually. Healthy children can become healthy adults; and healthy adults contribute to the overall health of our communities.
The 100, through its Health and Wellness Committee, works with other synergistic organizations to develop strategic partnerships to raise a collective voice to help increase awareness and provide health education to mitigate chronic conditions and diseases that plague the African American community. The Prostate Health Education Network and The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) are just two examples of such partnerships.