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Fighting Heart Disease

The Western Area received proclamations from the city of Houston for initiatives by the Health and Human Services Facet in the fight against heart disease. A special event in recognition of HeartLinks and Check Change Control was held at the Houston Health Museum. (See Photo Gallery)

Health and Human Services


The ​Health and Human Services (HHS) facet ​is a response to the chronic health disparities that persist in our communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African-Americans. Th​e HHS facet brings greater focus, resources, and coordination to The Links, Incorporated’s health initiative.​ 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.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

The wakomen2015National Breast Health Initiative educates The Links membership and the communities we serve about the importance of knowing one’s family history and the risk factors for breast cancer. Our goal encompasses advocacy and personal health record retention to ensure proper healthcare maintenance. We strive to provide mentoring, encouragement, and a safe haven for all to share personal journeys.

CLICK HERE for the American Cancer Society Toolkit

Donor Sabbath Campaign

CLICK HERE for the LifeGift Website

CLICK HERE for the Donate Life Texas E-Cards

CLICK HERE for the Links Linkages To Life Resource Guide

 

 

Childhood Obesity Awareness 

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Mental Health Awareness 

If you could save someone’s life, you’d do it right? Well, when you help us talk about PrEP, you may be doing just that. Let’s Talk About PrEP is our new HIV prevention campaign. And it’s desperately needed because 1 in 32 Black women in the U.S. will be infected with HIV in her lifetime. Yes, you read that right. 1 in 32.

Black women continue to be far more affected by HIV than women of other races/ethnicities. The statistics are staggering; 1 in 32 Black women in the U.S. will be infected with HIV in her lifetime. The rate of HIV infections for Black women is nearly 20X that of White women and 5X that of Hispanic women.

Help us educate Black women about PrEP and engage them in conversations about adding PrEP to their HIV prevention toolkit is paramount to their wellness.

Recommended Online Health Report

“Black Health Matters” Click Here

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