Health and Human Services

Link Valerie Gilliam, Chair

Link Valerie Gilliam, Chair

Health and Human Services

Facet Members: Tamera Fair, Shakesha Clarke, Patricia Purcell, Velma Scantlebury, Janice Tildon-Burton, Phyllis Churchman-Boyd, and Joyce Bembry

The Health and Human Services (HHS) facet was established in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry. The goal of Health and Human Services is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources. Community education about health risks is crucial and The Wilmington (DE) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated plays a significant role in providing it to our community. Our dedicated programs have included: Let’s Move childhood obesity initiative, dental van, Walk for Healthy Living, and HeartLinks to Heart Health.