NANBPWC, IncSpecial Projects
Special Programs/Projects addressing current critical issues within our country, including triple negative breast cancer, heart disease, domestic violence, emergency preparedness, community policing and human and sex trafficking prevention and awareness.
.01 Think Heart, Think Health (Heart Disease Awareness)
Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. One in four women dies of heart disease. For African American women, the risk of heart disease is especially great. Heart disease is more prevalent among black women than white women—as are some of the factors that increase the risk of developing it, including high blood pressure, overweight and obesity, and diabetes.
.02 Get READY, Stay READY! (Emergency Preparedness)
This initiative can help spread the message about the need to prepare for and respond to potential emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Individuals are encouraged to do three key things: get an emergency supply kit (“To Go Bag); make a family emergency plan; and be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.
.03 Triple the PINK (Negative Breast Cancer Awareness)
This is a health awareness program designed to prevent and/or improve health outcomes related to Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) through education. The “Triple The Pink” initiative focuses on P.I.N.K. (Preventing and Improving through Necessary Knowledge).
.04 Domestic Violence
Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85 percent of domestic abuse victims being women and 15 percent men. Too often women hide the fact that they are subjected to violent conditions. Many are hopeless and have no knowledge of where to go for help. NANBPWC will provide education and information about available resources for individuals who are confronted with similar situations either directly or indirectly.
.05 S.A.F.E. Encounters (Sound Advice for Effective Encounters)
In view of the rise in police shootings, it is essential that we help our young people learn how to respond when interacting with law enforcement officials. Clubs programs and activities should be initiated toward this end. The ultimate, anticipated outcome is building or re-establishing good relationships between young minorities and law enforcement personnel and saving the lives of our youth and young adults.
.06 Human and Sex Trafficking Prevention and Awareness
Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including here in the United States. Sex trafficking is one of the world’s fastest growing criminal industries.