Health is a vital component of a thriving community. NCBW is concerned about the well-being of the whole community and the whole person: physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Childhood and Family Obesity Initiative
Childhood and Family Obesity – Partner with national health care providers, corporate sponsors and not-for-profit organizations to promote preventive health strategies that enable the delivery of health education on childhood and family obesity.
NCBW Cancer Health Disparities Program
NCBW’s collaborative umbrella will address three areas of cancer disparities: research, training and community outreach. Access to cancer treatment and prevention programs is not equal for African Americans in urban areas. Some examples of the disparities in cancer care arc:
Lack of education in cancer prevention, risk factors and treatment
Unequal access to cancer care
NCBW Metabolic Syndrome Initiative
Metabolic Syndrome – Conditions that increase the risk of heart disease. stroke and diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a grouping of traits and medical conditions that puts people at risk for both heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The conditions listed below described metabolic risk factors. The target audience can develop any one of these risk factors by i1se11: but they tend to occur together. Metabolic syndrome is diagnosed if anyone has at least three of these metabolic risk factors.