Tuesday, November 24, 2020
With the support of generous community partners, the Joseph H. Neal Health Collaborative (JHNHC) will host two Food and Staples Share drives in the Lower Richland area of Columbia.
We will kick off the series of events in late October 2020 along with our collaborators, Harvest Hope Food Bank and various Community Pastors. The second event will occur the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Food insecurity is the most egregious of social issues, and COVID-19 has further exacerbated the disparity. Both of those crises, food insecurity and COVID-19, deepen negative health outcomes among low-income, Black, and other marginalized populations.
The Food and Staples Share is just one way JHNHC intends to fulfill our mission of addressing "social injustice & health inequity within low income and marginalized populations through faith, collaboration, and resources to help build & empower thriving communities."
These offerings are the first step in an emerging and expanding collective strategy intended to reverse negative trends and predictors within vulnerable communities.
We are committed to joint efforts with community partners, collaborators, nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, and governmental authorities that are trained toward understanding the needs, deficits, and barriers to health related quality of life and general well-being for low-income, Black women, men, teens, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community and all other marginalized groups.
Dates, times and locations for these events are coming; Check back often.
Questions in the meantime? Email info@JHNHealth.org
Tuesday, February 7, 2021
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is observed annually on February 7 to increase awareness, spark conversations, and highlight the work being done to reduce HIV in Black or African American (hereafter referred to as Black) communities in the United States and show support for people with HIV in these communities.
You can raise awareness of HIV within Black communities and provide information on access to care using CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources. Even when we are physically apart, we all have a role to play in ending HIV. That’s why the 2021 NBHAAD theme is “We’re in This Together.”
Let’s Stop HIV Together aims to empower communities, partners, and healthcare providers to reduce HIV stigma and promote prevention, testing, and treatment among all people in the United States. With campaign resources, partners and other organizations can play a role in preventing HIV and helping people with HIV stay healthy. The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign is part of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative.
Share these posts and images on social media tagging #NBHAAD and #StopHIVTogether leading up to NBHAAD and on the day of the observance, February 7, 2021.
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