The objective 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 communicates of color through education, health advocacy and optimal utilization of health resources.

Program Highlights

HeartLinks To Heart Health

  • Provides Link members and communities with heart health information to take an aggressive stance against cardiovascular and heart diseases
  • Provides financial support for heart healthy breakfast meals for senior citizens

Linkages to Life

  • Educates Link members and African American communities about the need for organ, tissue, and bone marrow donations
  • Seeks to increase the numbers of AfricanAmericans who become registered donors

Cancer Prevention and Support of Cancer Survivors

  • Provides Link members and communities education about cancer prevention and detection
  • Supports fundraising activities aimed at fighting cancer
    • Susan B Komen Race for the Cure
    • East Austin Relay for Life

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Partnership

  • Brings to the community free dental screenings and children’s oral health educational curriculum
  • Partners with Colgate, Oak Springs Elementary School, and local dentists to provide free dental check-ups, treatment referrals, and learning materials that include a tube of Colgate Kid’s toothpaste, a Colgate Kid’s toothbrush, and brushing instructions.