Health

HEALTH

Since its inception, the Urban League of Hampton Roads has been a constant voice for improved health conditions in the African-American community. The League strives to balance advocacy with direct services that seek to remedy conditions and lifestyles that leads to poor health. Through community education strategies that encompass street outreach, door-to-door canvassing and group presentations, the Urban League Frontline Educators disseminate health information. The Health Unit has been in the vanguard in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Health and Wellness Programs for African American Community
Outreach/Case Management

The outreach program addresses the risk factors associated with the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) to at risk populations.  Outreach is targeted to communities that consist of African American men, women, and children and other minorities.  Strategies consist of distributing literature, safer sex kits and hosting safer sex training classes.  Other methods used to provide interventions will include group and community educational projects.

Health Outreach and Prevention Education Program

Outreach is targeted to the Hampton Roads community through strategies that consist of distributing literature, safer sex kits, safer sex training classes and interventions to include group, community health and educational projects.

Health Initiatives
  • Prostate Cancer
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Infant Mortality Among Black Women
  • Cholesterol
Caring for our Community, Women’s Health.

 

Health Success Story

I am an HIV positive client of the Urban League.  I have been HIV positive since I was 26 years old and I am now 52 years old.  I became a client of the Urban League in February of 2019.  I had not taken medication and any interest in my life for more than 16 years.  I was introduced to Mr. Williams by another client.  He was exactly what I needed at the time.  He was tough on me but always caring.  I then met Ms. Priscilla on the phone.  She called every month with encouraging words and inviting me to the monthly HIV support group.  I started attending the group and took a better hold on my life.  My lab work was very poor when I became a client of Urban League.

Since then, I am taking my medication as I am told and I have gotten to be undetected.  Hallelujah!  I am now living on my own, taking my meds, working a good job, and keeping a strong hold on my like.

I am very thankful for the services of the Urban League and their overall support.

FREE  Confidential HIV Testing

Available at all locations by appointment or we can make arrangements to come to you.

Medical Case Management

Provides Case Management with support to social, community and benefits services to persons who are living with HIV/AIDS in the Hampton Roads area. We are dedicated to improve access, quality and delivery of Ryan White services to consumers.

Confidential HIV Support Groups

Support groups meet monthly. For more information about HIV Support groups, please contact the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. by phone at 757-627-0864 or by email at Ulhradmin@ulhr.org.

Education/Support Services

A myriad of education and support services are provided to address health issues disproportionately impacting minority communities.  These include diabetes, heart disease, childhood obesity, and cancer. Program highlights include the following:

  • Healthy Heart Roundtable Discussion
  • World AIDS Day Activities
  • Black AIDS Awareness Day Activities
Spread the Word Not the Virus!
  • Do you have questions about or need assistance dealing with HIV?
  • Don’t be caught unaware, know the FACTS:
  • Every 9 1/2 minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV.
  • 33.3 million people were estimated to be living with HIV in 2009.
  • 1 in 4 teenage girls has a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
  • For more information contact the Urban League of Hampton Roads.

For more information about our health programs, please contact us by phone at 757-627-0864 or by email at Ulhradmin@ulhr.org.

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Accessibility, Alternate Setting and Accommodation of Disabilities

All disabilities are managed on an as needed basis. The Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. office is located on the first floor. Doorways to the building entrance and offices are ADA accessible. Regardless of the impairment counseling services are delivered face-to-face, telephone, home visits, etc. to the following individuals:

  • Hearing Impaired
  • Elderly
  • Accessibility needs