Health and Human Services

healthThe Links, Incorporated established the Health and Human Services facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in our communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African-Americans. This new facet brings greater focus, resources, and coordination to The Links, Incorporated’s health initiatives already in existence. With the expansion of partnerships with national health agencies, and more definitive structure and support for our health related signature programs, our mission can flourish.

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 can play a significant role in providing it.

The Middlesex County (MA) Chapter of the Links, Inc. implements this facet the Gift of Health through “Healthy Life Styles”

  • Expose families to comprehensive health information (such as annual physicals, regular dental care, eye exams, breast self-exam etc.) so there is an increased understanding of the importance of regular body care and maintenance.
  • Expose families to nutrition information so there is an increased understanding of the importance of healthy eating.