For too long, Black Americans have long been plagued with healthcare disparities that can mean the difference between life or death. The lack of access to quality healthcare is now front and center in our national political conversation – and NAN will make 2021 be the year of Black Health Equity.
Only when our nation’s most vulnerable receive the same treatment at the same cost and with the same efficiency as the rest of the country, will the American idea be true for all. NAN is committed to addressing the myriad of systemic inequities that rob people of their overall well-being, whether addressing unemployment and low wages that prevent families from accessing healthcare and healthy meals or dealing with poor infrastructure that disproportionately forces people of color to navigate food deserts, air, water, and soil contamination which leave communities more susceptible to illness and at higher risk of mortality.
Chapter Health & Wellness Committees
NAN chapters nationwide remain at the forefront of community health justice taking on initiatives such as leading 12-week NAN’s Health and Hunger Academy courses, hosting ACA open enrollment events, and confronting discriminatory approaches to smoking cessation, among others lead by health and wellness committees.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, NAN chapters and offices across the United States worked to address food insecurity with CARES and World Central Kitchen to provide over 1.5 million meals seven days a week to those in greatest need. As we embark on 2021, NAN will continue to address and elevate the awareness of the glaring health inequities in our community.
Rev. Al Sharpton on Black Health Equity
Enrollment Period for in Health Insurance extended to May 15th, 2021
You can enroll in health plans due to the COVID-19 emergency through May 15, or anytime if you have certain life changes or qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. Use the healthcare.gov platform through May 15th to look for coverage or find out if you qualify for financial assistance to help pay for health insurance.
View Resources for the American Rescue Plan by Region or Community
Join your local NAN chapter’s Health and Wellness Committee
Become a champion of health equity in your community today.
Watch Featured Videos
NAN's Health News
NAN & Rev. Sharpton Continue to Serve Meals from NYC Headquarters—Mar 30 2020
This past Saturday, National Action Network staff joined Rev. Sharpton in giving out 1000 hot and cold meals at NAN’s House of Justice in Harlem for those inconvenienced because of the coronavirus shut down. Meals will continue to be served every Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., spread the word. Related Press […]
Watch: NAN Holds first Virtual Town Hall on Coping with Coronavirus—Mar 30 2020
(New York, NY) — On Sunday, National Action Network debuted its first in a series of virtual town halls. Titled Coping with COVID-19: Protecting our Communities, the town hall brought together an expert group of specialists and politicians and fielded questions from the audience surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The event was moderated by Rev. Sharpton, […]
Rev. Sharpton & NAN, in Partnership with World Central Kitchen, Turn NAN Sites into Community Kitchens to Deliver Thousands of Meals—Mar 26 2020
New York, NY (March 25, 2020) – In the wake of the unprecedented emergency impacting the country due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) partnered with World Central Kitchen to deliver thousands of hot and cold meals daily to those in need at NAN’s Harlem headquarters “The House of Justice” […]
Rev. Sharpton Addresses Call with President Trump, Advocated for Homeless and Incarcerated during COVID-19—Mar 21 2020
(New York, NY) — On March 21st, 2020, Reverend Al Sharpton called the White house hoping to speak to the President about giving aid to homeless and incarcerated peoples. Read the transcript or watch Rev. Sharpton discusses their discussion below. “This morning I called the White House and the leaders of Congress about making sure […]