“Mentoring the 100 Way Across a Lifetime” ®

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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

The Savannah 100’s health and wellness goals are to raise awareness, provide access to health care and health information that will ultimately promote behavior change resulting in a healthier lifestyle.

The Savannah 100’s health and wellness goals are to raise awareness, provide access to health care and health information that will ultimately promote behavior change resulting in a healthier lifestyle. Through our Health & Wellness Committee and with civic and corporate partnerships, the 100 delivers health education programs and free health screenings in hundreds of communities annually. Our health & wellness signature programs include:

HIV/AIDS Initiative: A community-oriented education and information program addressed the disproportionate incidence of  HIV/AIDS cases in Savannah are among African Americans, particularly African-American-women.  HIV can be transmitted by unprotected vaginal, oral and anal sex. To address these issues the 100 provided condom distribution to community organizations and sponsored  symposiums provide an environment that supports information dissemination and discussion as to the realities of living with HIV/AIDS.

Pathways to Success Health Occupations Institute: Partnering with St. Joseph’s/Candler Health Systems, the 100 conducts a two-week summer program in which Savannah youth were introduced to health care occupations and the challenges of adulthood by providing them with fun-filled opportunities to acquire life skills through interactive workshops, healthy lifestyles, and life skill empowerment programs –- within the framework of “Mentoring the 100 Way Across a Lifetime.”.

Media-Smart a six-week  interactive after-school childhood obesity-prevention education program which targeted 4th and 5th grade students and aimed to teach them about the complex media world and how it can affect their health - especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick: a health & wellness initiative, supported by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation addressed how health and longevity are related to socioeconomic status, people of color face additional health burdens, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice.

For more information about our health & wellness programs contact us at Health@100BlackMenSav.org