Our chapter has positioned itself as the vehicle to raise awareness of health concerns affecting African American men, their families and their communities. Programs that educate and empower communities regarding their overall health remain a priority for the 100. Nutrition, physical exercise, and regular check-ups continue to be significant to the overall health and wellness for African American men and their families. Programs that educate and empower communities regarding their overall health remain a priority for the 100. Specific issues include HIV/AIDS, prostate cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular disease, mental health, domestic violence, and blood/bone marrow donations. Through national initiatives 100 chapters target these health issues with locally relevant programs.
The 100 collaborates with hospitals, healthcare and other community organizations to promote preventative health strategies, deliver screenings and provide education on a range of diseases. Specific 100 health and wellness initiatives include: Partners In Prevention (PIP), The Black Church Week of Prayer (HIV/AIDS Awareness Program), and Let’s Talk About It (Prostate Health Program).
100 Partners continue to add value by bringing information and resources to members and the communities in which they serve.