RICHMOND, Va. (July 8, 2016) – The Balm In Gilead, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its new initiative and website, the National Brain Health Center for African Americans. The mission of The National Brain Health Center for African American (NBHCAA) is to raise awareness of the issues of cognitive health among African Americans by working through networks of faith-based institutions and by establishing partnerships with organizations and individuals dedicated to the mission. NBHCAA serves as an information hub on Cognitive Heath and the human brain.
NBHCAA focuses on three primary areas including brain health education, mobilization, advocacy and networking. Brain health education is essential to our living and well-being. Alzheimer’s, stroke, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury are disorders of the brain that disproportionately affect African Americans and are the focuses area of The Brain Health Center.
“Understanding how our brain functions and what it requires to stay healthy are crucial in the future of the African American community,” comments Dr. Pernessa Seele, Founder and CEO of The Balm In Gilead, Inc. “Attaining health equity is a goal of The Brain Health Center and we want to make sure we are doing what we can to eliminate health disparities among African Americans.”
As part of NBHCAA objective to provide critical resources and training to health care providers and faith communities, NBHCAA are assisting in mobilizing communities and individual through faith institutions to understand and participate in services related to caregiving and clinical research.
Networking is required to win the fight on eliminating health disparities among African Americans. It is going to take every organization working in the Brain Health space; faith institution, health care providers and every compassionate individual to work together toward our collective goal: Promote the health and quality of life of all Americans. The National Brain Health Center is asking you to join our Network of Organizations and Individuals who are dedicated to raising awareness of the issues of cognitive health among African Americans.
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