High blood pressure is common in 12% vs. 10% of blacks vs. whites aged 18-34 years, respectively. It is common in 33% vs. 22% of those aged 35-49 years, respectively.

Eta Nu Nu's health initiatives focus on addressing the unique health disparities that disproportionately affect African Americans, recognizing that these inequities can have a profound impact on our community's well-being. We prioritize programs and activities that aim to educate, support, and empower African Americans to lead healthier lives. Through health fairs, screenings, and wellness workshops, our chapter provides critical resources and information to promote preventive care, early detection, and healthy lifestyle choices. These initiatives are essential, given the historically higher rates of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease within the African American population.

By focusing on health, Eta Nu Nu underscores the importance of addressing systemic issues that contribute to health disparities. Our initiatives not only raise awareness but also encourage advocacy for better healthcare access and equitable treatment. Through partnerships with local healthcare providers and community organizations, we work to close the gaps in health outcomes and promote a holistic approach to wellness. The goal is to empower individuals and families to take charge of their health while challenging the social determinants that perpetuate these disparities. By emphasizing health initiatives, Eta Nu Nu plays a vital role in improving the quality of life for African Americans and fostering a stronger, healthier community.


If you are interested in assisting us in this initiative or would like to donate, please contact our Health Initiatives Chair Brother Christopher Plummer at 614.619.2420.

Black women have a maternal mortality rate of 2.9 times that of White women in the United States

Diabetes is common in 10% of blacks aged 35-49 compared to 6% of whites.‚Äč

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