Health Committee

Young healthcare worker and senior people during lunch at nursing home.

Health Committee

The NAACP Health Committee convenes on a weekly basis, both as a unified body and within specialized subcommittees, to engage in a multifaceted endeavor. Our purpose is to educate, deliberate on contemporary healthcare developments, explore avenues for securing grants to support continuous healthcare endeavors, and serve as a wellspring of resources for the community. Among our core initiatives are facilitating access to healthcare-related employment opportunities, providing referrals for essential services, and organizing mental health events that serve as platforms for enhancing awareness regarding chronic diseases, advocating for screenings and vital checks, and fostering connections with local healthcare providers.

Creating Trust-Based, Patient-Centered Antiracist Patient-Provider Relationships

– Thank you to our additional sponsors –

As a 501(c)4 charitable organization, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. In Lane County, primary activities include implementation of education programs and events for public awareness and community building. The Eugene Springfield NAACP also coordinates institutional collaborations to increase cultural inclusion.
**Established in 1909 to protect the safety and human rights of America’s population of People of Color, the NAACP founded its first branch in Southern Oregon (Eugene) in 1976. While it services Lane County, it also maintains a leadership role in the State of Oregon and provides support to other regional offices. This is in part due to the leadership of its management and priorities set by its Education Committee.
*Donations made to our branch are not tax deductible due to our 501(c)4 status