About Health and human services...

Goal: 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.

Facet Highlights:   

The Health and Human Services Facet walked in the City of Hope/Los Angeles Walk for Hope on November 4, 2018. As a chapter we raised over $1,600.00 dollars. We wish to thank everyone that donated to our Chapter Team.

The Health and Human Services Facet held their second Fundraiser: Savers FunDrive on March 16, 2019. The Chapter collected gently used clothing, shoes, books, and bedding. These bags of items were taken to the SAVERS warehouse in Riverside, CA. We raised over $550.00 which will be used to help fund our programs.

Walk for healthy living annual walk-a-thon

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On September 28, 2019...across the country...The Links, Incorporated participated in the “Walk For Healthy Living Annual Walk-A-Thon” ..promoting a more heart healthy lifestyle for women...#linksonthemove #hearthealthy . Here are pictures of the Claremont Chapter Members participating in the Walk-A-Thon.

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Walk for hope - november 3, 2019

TEAM CLAREMONT

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Link Carol Ivy. Link Pam Chavira, Link Monica Levy, Link Amaryllis Watkins, Link Teri Davis, Link Deborah Davis, and Link Margaret Crawford Jordan. 

TEAM CLAREMONT

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Link Margaret Crawford, Link Sondra Ladner, Link Renee Young, Link Sylvia Phillips Walker, Link Paulette Mostiller- Fredrick, Link Valerie Lewis-Corder, and Link Vivian Crawford.

The members of The Claremont Area (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated walked for the City of Hope in helping to erase all women's cancers. The event was a huge success and we raised .

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Health & Human Services Facet would like to share a few facts: 

  • What we know among U.S.Women.....
  • In women under 40 yrs, African-American women have higher rates of breast cancer compared to non-Hispanic white women. Implication: Mammograms need to start before 40 yrs of age (Mid-career women)
  • Between ages 65-84, White women have slightly higher rates of breast cancer compared to African-American women (see below), although African women have poorer prognosis. Implication: Breast cancer is fairly similar in African American vs. White women, but the risk of mortality is higher. 

What We Know?

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Everyone’s breasts are different, and your breasts can change with age and at different times of the month. It’s important to get to know how your breasts normally look and feel so it will be easier to spot if there are any unusual changes for you.

If you do spot any unusual changes to your breasts you should get them checked out by your doctor.

Finding out about breast cancer signs and symptoms can help you understand what breast changes to look out for. 

What Can We Do?

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of finding breast cancer early. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.