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            Health & Human Services

                                                                           Chapter Highlights

Our Linkage to Life "Donor Sabbath" program provides an opportunity to discuss the critical need for organ and tissue donors by African Americans.  Click here to view "The Gift of Life" Linkage to Life Presentation.  If you want to become a donor or more information on the program, click here.  

"Go Red" Heart Health Event at Covenant Place Apartments in Smithfield, February 13, 2023.  The event provided a heart-healthy meal, and a presentation on dental health and blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke prevention.  Our goal is to educate and promote Heart Healthy lifestyles for senior citizens.    

Black Family Wellness Expo, March 18, 2023, East Suffolk Recreation Center.  Click here to view the articles, 

Heart Healthy awareness: Walk For Healthy Living Annual Walk-A-Thon September 30, 2023; this year, with the help of our friends and families, the chapter walked over 80,000 steps.


Swim Like a Fish (Childhood Obesity Program): Franklin Family YMCA provided swim lessons to 10 children on March 17, 2022.  Suffolk Family YMCA provided swim lessons to 22 children on May 24, 2022.  "The Privilege of Play: From microaggressions to acts of overt racism, why swimming isn't inviting to minority groups." Click here to read the article.

Colgate Dental Van: Kilby Shores Elementary hosted the Van on October 14, 2022.  One hundred forty-one children were educated, and Dental care kits for the students and education brochures for parents were sent to the school.


Chapter Higlights

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The goal of HHS is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources. Community education about health risks is crucial and The Links, Incorporated plays a significant role in providing it.

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