One of many vendors
Rev. Homer & Mrs. Nancy Cobb arrive for NWI Health Summit Roundtable
Topics of discussion ranged
from cardiovascular disease,
dialysis, HIV, obesity and more. A break allowed for
NAACP members picture
An opinion that boiled down to they just wanted to do it so
they did, but speaking up and the numbers made a difference.
If you thought voting didn't matter see
how this could affect you or maybe not, maybe a relative, sibling?
Voter registration ends April 9, 2018
and Jeffersonville / Clark County
Indiana NAACP Unit #3054
Community and Adult Youth
Advisors where doing their part making sure their neighbors were registered and aware of the consequence of Primary election May 8, 2018.
Radio WLTH 1370 AM
KIDNEY HEALTH AND
Rev. Homer C. Cobb Jr. hosted a call-in program to educate the community on various questions that African American are more prone to having end stage renal disease because of the stress we’re under and our diets. We are faced with high blood press and or diabetes, which are the two leading causes for kidney disease.
From top left to right:
Rev. Homer C. Cobb Jr., Hammond Branch NAACP President, was the Host:
Rev. Dena Holland Neal an ordained minister with United Church and Christ & Associated Pastor. Believes in holistic approach to ministry that address the entire needs of the person both physical and spiritual has been a dialysis patient since 1983, has done every modality offered to people with end stage rental dialysis. She has done in-center nocturnal perinatal home, has had two Kidney transplants, and has provided counseling for new patients and patients considering transplants.
Dr. Sandra Gadson, a
practicing Nephrologist and the International President of Woman’s Home and
Overseas Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Dr.
Gadson has served as past president of the National Medical Association, She
has worked at all levels to eliminate healthcare disparities and to increase
parity in medicine, especially in the area of kidney disease. She founded the first freestanding dialysis
center in Northwest Indiana. She was the
first provider of dialysis services in the city of Gary. In 1994, Dr. Gadson became the President of the Methodist Hospital Staff becoming the first woman to have been elected to that position. In 2006, Ebony magazine named her one of the 100 most influential African Americans in America. She has degrees from Hampton University and Meharry Medical College. She has articles published in the American Journal of Nephrology and other medical publications. She is a member of the American Nephrology Society, National Kidney Foundation, Alpha Kappa Aloha Sorority , Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and a life Member of the NAACP. 096
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The Indiana State Conference wishes you and your family a
2018 HEALTHY NEW YEAR
The Indiana State Conference and the Hammond Branch have formed a joint collaboration to advocate for a healthier and more informed you regarding the issues surrounding....
DIALYSIS: The Choice is Yours
March 27, 2018 from 9 am-10 am cst tune in to www.1370WLTH.com "Kidney Health and Dialysis Options"
Host: Rev. Homer C. Cobb, Jr.
Hammond Branch NAACP President
March 29, 2018, 6-7:30 pm
Indianapolis Branch is sponsoring
Kidney Disease Town Hall.
Dr. Michael Kraus, MD
April 5, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00 pm The Indianapolis Branch monthly meeting will hold a discussion on NAACP Dialysis Health Imperative for Access, Choice, and Equity.
Both events will be held at the Julia Carson Center 300 E. Fall Creek Pkwy N. Dr.
April 11, 2018, 5- 7 pm Ball State NAACP College Chapter will host Kidney Health:
"You are Never too Young"
BSU Campus, Art & Journalism Rm. 175
April 26, 2018, 8-2 pm, NWI Health Summit
Roundtable Discussions: Dialysis, Infant Mortality, HIV, Obesity, and more
Purdue University Northwest, Student Union and Library Building 3rd Floor, Entrance on 173rd North Parking Lot.
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Passage prompted by NAACP, IUPUI partnership
As of July 1, all Indiana high schools will be required to offer ethnic and racial studies as an elective course at least once every school year under Senate Enrolled Act 337. Act 337, a bill authored by Sen. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, was signed into law last week by Gov. Eric Holcomb during a private signing ceremony.
Chrystal Ratcliffe, NAACP’s Indianapolis chapter president, said the initial focus was on Black history, but the group expanded its approach.
“It started with the idea of requiring teaching of African-American history in Indiana schools and became a multi-cultural education requirement with the support of IUPUI professors and a diverse coalition,” said Ratcliffe. “We are grateful to Senator Taylor for his persistence and leadership on this issue.”Garry Holland, the chapter’s interim education chair, Ratcliffe and others in the organization worked with African-American, Native American, Latino and Asian cultural education experts to successfully push for passage of the law, the result of four years of advocacy in the Indiana General Assembly 0605201710:29