The National Center for Health Equity, in collaboration with its partners, has initiated a groundbreaking nationwide crusade against persistent and preventable health inequities and racial disparities.
Aimed at addressing the alarming health discrepancies, the campaign is set to unfold throughout Black History Month 2024.
In an effort to rally support, the campaign will feature an array of outreach and recruitment activities, inviting organizations, businesses, and leaders who share the collective frustration with the normalized health inequities to join forces.
The question posed by the campaign echoes loudly: “Why do black men have the shortest lifespan in the wealthiest nation?”
A pivotal event, the ‘Healthy Lifestyle Enabled’ press conference, has been slated for the closing day of Black History Month, Thursday, February 29, from 3 to 4:30 PM.
The gathering will take place in front of the Harlem State Office Building, where advocates will demand the incorporation of a “Healthy Lifestyle Enabled” component in every employment (public and private) and government subsidy program across the United States.
Quoting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the campaign underscores that “health equity is the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health.”
Additionally, embracing a proactive approach, the campaign aligns with the belief that “Healthy Lifestyle is the best, cheapest, and most effective healthcare for individuals, families, organizations, and governments,” according to Lifestyle Lifespan.
This concerted effort seeks not only to raise awareness but also to instigate tangible changes in policies and programs, aiming to create a more just and equitable healthcare landscape for all.