Health and Human Services

The Links, Incorporated established the Health and Human Services facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry. The goal of HHS 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.

The St. Petersburg (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, has a major focus on nutrition and healthy lifestyles. We continue to engage in local health fairs and sponsor an annual Wellness Walk/Run event. We aim to enhance the awareness and importance of taking care of your physical self by providing community education about health risks.