The National Urban League has a strategic approach to eliminating health disparities in the African American community by introducing new awareness and prevention programs, expanding existing outreach initiatives, and connecting clients to high quality care. Highways to Health is an initiative (currently on hiatus) program that provides Waist Watchers Workshops and our brand new Mobile Medical Unit. This unit will travel county-wide visiting shopping centers, churches, parks, community center, shelters and apartment complexes to:
Provide individual health screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, weight control and blood pressureProvide referrals for services that extend beyond the CMHU mobile screenings, including mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, HIV/AIDS, dental, major medical, and moreWork directly with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) navigators hired through USF, Pinellas County and Enroll America, to link consumers to the Health Insurance Marketplace and coverage exchange networksProvide nursing students with an RN-supervised field practicum
The Pinellas County Urban League and its partners are on a mission to improve access to and knowledge of quality health care within medically undeserved communities of the County. We are thrilled to play such a major role with our community partners in transforming the health landscape of Pinellas County!