NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC APOSTOLATE FOR LIFE
WITNESSING THE GOSPEL OF LOVE AND THE GOSPEL OF LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITY

St. Clare Friary
440 West 36th Street New York, N.Y. 10018-6326
Voice: 212.868.1847
 Fax: 212.563.0787


News Release
 



 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day 2007

 

Tuesday October 16, 2007

 

The National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life has participated in the national campaign encouraging Americans to see a health care provider or to make an appointment to see one since its inception. 
This effort is especially significant in the African American community
where the greatest health disparities are experienced.

 

 It is designed to encourage African Americans to become more involved in their health care and health choices and to inform, educate, challenge and empower them to change behaviors through providing
lifestyle tips, and information on local sources of health care and public health programs.

 

A statistical review of the disproportionate toll of certain diseases on racial populations highlights
the need for prevention, treatment and resources toward reducing the loss of life.

 

A common reason for procrastination in seeking medical care is a lack of medical insurance. On Tuesday October 16, 2007 participating health centers throughout the nation will offer a range of free services to walk-in patients that include diabetes and high blood pressure screening, HIV tests;
immunizations, flu vaccines and dental screenings.

 

We must not underestimate the importance of ongoing primary health care.  Its the difference between preventing or controlling a condition in its early stage versus treating someone for a condition
that is in its advanced stages and places the patient beyond full recovery:
stated Ms. Clorice G. Walker, NBCAL Program Assistant.

 
 

 
                                        

 

Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day is a Life Project of the

 National Black Apostolate for Life

www.blackcatholicsforlife.org

National Headquarters c/o St. Clare Friary

440 West 36th Street  New York, NY 10018
(click here for printable flyer)

 
 

NBCAL Board of Consultants

 

Most Rev. J. Terry Steib, S.V.D., DD Episcopal Advisor,
 Rev. Fr. James E. Goode, OFM, Ph.D President - NBCAL, Dr. Beverly A. Carroll (USCCB: SAAC),
Ms. Martha Carter-Bailey
(NABCA), Rev. Fr. Fred J. Briers. CR (NBCCC), 
Ms. Therese Wilson Favors, (NABCA),   Very Rev. Glenn D. Parker, CSsR (NBCCC),
Supreme Knight Gene A. Phillips, Sr., (KPC), Supreme Lady Geralyn C. Shelvin (KPCLA),
Sr. Barbara Spears, SNJM (NBSC),   Deacon Marvin T. Threatt, Ph.D Pres.(NAAACD),
Rev. Monsignor Mauricio West, V.G. (NBCCC),Michael Youngblood (NAACYMN),  
Mrs. M. Annette Turner Pres. NABCA (Ex-officio),
Sr. Patricia Haley, SCN Pres. NBSC (Ex-officio), Deacon Dunn Cumby Pres. NBCCC (Ex-officio)


Partnership: 
National Black Catholic Congress
Ms. Valerie E. Washington, Executive Director

Xavier University,

          Institute for Black Catholic Studies
            Dr. Jamie T. Phelps, OP, Ph.D.
        Director

NBCALife