October 23, 2017

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San Francisco NAACP Health Talk @ Providence Baptist Church
September 14, 2017

From the Office of San Francisco Community Leader Lynnette White

San Francisco Community Leader Lynnette White shares news of NAACP Health Meeting at Providence Baptist Church, scheduled for September 24, 2017 at Providence Baptist Church, 1601 McKinnon Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124 at 4:00 p.m. during the regular scheduled NAACP Meeting.  

Please note the location is Providence Baptist Church, 1601 McKinnon Ave in the Bayview District and not Third Baptist where the San Francisco NAACP is usually hosted on the last Sunday of the month in Western Addition. 

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Name: Dr. Amos C. Brown
Title: President, SF NAACP
San Francisco, California, September 13, 2017- The NAACP San Francisco Branch and San Francisco Bay Area Faith Leaders will convene on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Providence Baptist Church, 1601 McKinnon Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124, at 4:00 PM to discuss the State of Black Health in San Francisco.
In the most comprehensive study to date addressing the health status of San Franciscans, the SF Health Improvement Partnership (HIP) reported that African-Americans perform badly in most health outcomes (e.g., heart disease, stroke, cancer).
According to the report, the average life expectancy for African Americans in San Francisco is 69 years old compared to Hispanics at 85 years old and Caucasians at 81 years old. Forty-seven percent of Blacks have high blood pressure compared to 18% of whites. Blacks represent 40 out of 10,000 Diabetes hospitalizations compared to 6 out of 10,000 for Whites. Fifty-percent of Black children in the 5th grade are overweight or obese compared to 23% of White children. The SF HIP report states that Black residents face the greatest social, economic and environmental hardships and have the highest rates of most health outcomes.
The report demonstrates that the recent trend of growing San Francisco disparities in health status is not inevitable. Thus, the NAACP along with local Bay Area Pastors' invite all who are interested in working to achieve health equity for Blacks in San Francisco to attend this convening.
The convening is scheduled for September 24, 2017 at Providence Baptist Church, 1601 McKinnon Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124 at 4:00 PM during the regularly scheduled NAACP meeting. The purpose for this meeting is to educate attendees on the health status of Blacks in San Francisco, and dialogue with local health agencies on how to promote health and eliminate disparities in the Black community.
About NAACP San Francisco Branch
The mission of the NAACP, is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. This mission includes a focus on the right of African Americans and other people of color to have optimal health outcomes and access to timely, quality, affordable health care. African Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence and mortality rates from chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, and issues like HIV/AIDS continue to overwhelm the Black community more so than any other racial or ethnic group.
Third Baptist Church | 1399 McAllister StreetSan Francisco, CA 94115

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