Health and Human Services Facet

Chair:

Dana Harvey, Chair

Facet Members:

Joya Harris-Sherron

Cheryl Moore

Sherry Griffin

Dana Harvey

Deborah Marsh

Brooke Burch

Linda Higginbotham-Rogers

Kishna Tarver

Leslie Gordon

The Renaissance (MI) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated is committed to addressing health-related issues that adversely affect our communities. Statistics show that heart disease is the number one killer of women and childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. We are taking a stand to eradicate these illnesses in the African American community through the following programs:

  • Heart Links to Health – We have partnered with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women to increase awareness of cardiac disease and its prevalence among African American women. Through the program, we educate and encourage women—both chapter members and Greater Detroit area-residents—to learn the signs, schedule regular doctors’ visits and make healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Walk for Healthy Living – In collaboration with the American Heart Association, the Renaissance Chapter is promoting the My Life Check Program to encourage being active, improving nutritional choices, losing weight, controlling cholesterol, managing blood pressure, reducing blood sugar and putting an end to smoking.
  • Linkages to Life – Linkages to Life is an organ, tissue and bone marrow donation program, and includes our participation in “Be The Match” and the National Organ Tissue Registration Program.
  • National Childhood Obesity – With a generous $25,000 grant from Art Van Furniture, we have partnered with the National Kidney Foundation to promote the “Healthy Kids and Kidneys” program, which provides education and tools to metro-Detroit children through partnerships with area schools and volunteers. The program promotes lifestyle changes through healthy eating habits and physical activity.