The mission of the Health and Human Services Facet 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.
Community education about health risks is crucial and The Links, Incorporated have developed programs to address the issues through National and local program initiatives:
- Linkages to Life/Donor Sabbath (organ and tissue donations); National Childhood Obesity;
- HeartLinks (Red Dress Day);
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure (breast cancer); and
- HIV/AIDS (Balm of Gilead, World AIDS Day, Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day/Women & Girls National HIV/AIDS Awareness Health Fair)
The Links’ work with the National and Area Award Winning, African American AIDS Awareness Action Alliance, (A6), has resulted in hundreds of people participating in HIV/AIDS Awareness Workshops, being tested for HIV/AIDS, and faith houses assisting in advancing our work with community health workers.