125th Street Business Improvement District
125th Street more than a commercial district. It is also a major service provider of health services. One of them is the National Black leadership Commission on Health (NBLCH). NBLCH builds on the strong foundtion of National Black Leadership Commission on AIDs and it is the nation's oldest nonprofit organization with 32 years dedicated to educating, mobilizing and empowering Black leaders to meet the Health Challenge on AIDs.
Its remarkable evolution takes the organization to greater levels of comprehensive advocacy, policy and action organization to address multiple health issues and disparities affecting the Black community.
Mobilizing for a Healthy Environment
One of the unfortunate impacts of COVID19 involved large amounts of litter. NBLCHH (a member of the 125th Street BID) was very concerned about the negative impacts that litter could have on the health of residents that was hit the hardest by the pandemic. They reached out to the the 125th Street BID that has been cleaning the major commercial district for 27 years to develop a strategy to keep Harlem Clean. The results was a partnership between the two organizations, outreach to block associations, and a weekly clean campaign.
The effort received citywide press and other block association, community organizations and elected officials citywide launched clean campaigns.
The impacts was impactful. Residents and businesses and elected officials mobilized citywide to keep New York Clean during these difficult times.
NBLCH has expanded its focus to include HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, sickle cell, diabetes and mental health. Championing black health through advocacy, policy and action is the main goal of our newly expanded organization.
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