Get Checked 4 Life

Get Checked 4 Life, Inc.

2100 M St. NW
Ste: 170-308
Washington, DC 20037
info@getchecked4life.org


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Get Checked 4 Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists underserved communities and ethnic groups in improving their quality of life by providing health education and giving them access to the necessary tools and resources to live a long healthy life.

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Get Checked 4 Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists underserved communities and ethnic groups in improving their quality of life by providing health education and giving them access to the necessary tools and resources to live a long healthy life.

Get Checked 4 Life was created by a concerned physician with the goal to improve the quality of life within communities and ethnic groups that are underserved by the medical community. Racial discrimination, a lack of access to healthcare, and cultural barriers to health education are classic contributors to the poor health conditions among underserved populations. For these reasons, Get Checked 4 Life pays particular attention to the health concerns of communities that are at an increased and disproportionate risk for illnesses such as: HIV/AIDS, stroke, cancer, asthma, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. GC4L believes that every man, woman, and child is entitled to good health and the necessary tools to teach them to live a long, healthy life.

Our goal is to improve the health of the underserved by providing knowledge about common diseases, screening for many of these medical conditions and access to affordable health care resources. Our aim is to help minority men, women and children easily access, educate and empower themselves to better handle their health care needs in a reasonable and sustainable manner. Our belief is empowerment and education is some of the best medicines for staying healthy!  Our difference is our method of delivery!  GC4L brings the information, resources and personnel directly to the heart of the community through regular health fairs, radio programming, the internet and other community events – all in a language, tone and tempo that resonates throughout the minority community.

 

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Real Men Get Checked:

As recently as 1999, the HealthCensus Bureau’s study showed that life expectancy for Whites was 77 years compared to only 71 years for Blacks. Statistics have shown Black men suffer from the worst health compared to any other racial group in America!  They live 7.1 years less than other racial groups and have the highest death rates for all leading causes. For all these reasons, the Real Men Get Checked Health Fair was created to target African-American men along with the sons, wives and daughters that care about their health.

2007 marked the kick-off for the annual Real Men Get Checked Health Fair. With the kind support and sponsorship of L’Oreal, ESPN, Reverend Al Sharpton and The National Action Network, VIBE, Jones Lange LaSalle, Pace Wildenstein, Dr. Ian Smith and State Farm’s 50 Million Pound Challenge, Carol’s Daughter, Vitamin Water, and CenterCare Health Plan we were able to reach more than 300 men in the Harlem community while entertaining them and their families. Attendees were offered free screenings for HIV, glaucoma, cholesterol, prostate cancer, and diabetes to name a few. By providing knowledge about common diseases, screening and access to affordable health care resources, the Real Men Get Checked Health Fair helped men and their families easily access, educate and empower themselves to better handle their health care needs.

This isn’t, however, your everyday health-fair! Real Men Get Checked also featured a variety of food offerings, entertainment and more!  There were activities to attract the whole family with media coverage by NY1 and CBS, and radio support from KISS FM 98.7.

 

For more information visit www.realmengetchecked.com

 

Get Moving 4 Life:

Studies have shown that the best predictor of premature death is poor physical fitness. In 2007 the New York State Department of Health reported Harlem residents are three times as likely to be obese and four times as likely to have Diabetes compared to Upper East Side Manhattan residents. These alarming numbers can be attributed in part to a lack of exercise. The goal of Get Moving for Life is to bring physical activity curriculum, training and equipment to men and women of all ages and abilities as an effort to combat the obesity and other co-morbid conditions that are killing our community.  We want to show our communities that exercise comes in many flavors, and getting up and getting moving is good for you and can be a great time!

 

 

Eat Right 4 Life:

Obesity is literally killing our people. It has become the United States’ #1 public health problem. More than 50% of Americans are overweight and about 12 million are more than 100 pounds overweight. Every year in the United States 300,000 deaths can be attributed single-handedly to obesity. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that 80% of African-American women and 67% percent of African-American men are overweight, and need to lose more than 10 pounds to “improve their health and decrease their risk of life-threatening illness”. In some minority communities there are 3-4 times more fast-food restaurants than in nearby neighborhoods. And many local stores or bodegas are less likely to carry common fruits, vegetables, and healthier low-fat dairy products. Illnesses such as Diabetes and Heart Disease are related to an unhealthy diet and cause a significant morbidity and mortality in minority communities across the US. We all should have the option to buy healthy foods in our neighborhoods. Eat Right 4 Life helps minorities understand how to make better food choices, exposes them to healthier food alternatives, and assists them in  translating this into a long-term lifestyle change that combats the obesity that overruns our communities. We are especially committed to reaching children and teens who need to develop good eating habits now in order to live long and live healthy.

 

 

Phenomenal Me:

Program for teen women that focuses on developing the phenomenal young woman. Topics of discussion include the importance of hygiene, nutrition and exercise, sexual health and STD’s, beauty, skin care and acne, and body image and self esteem. The aim is to inform teens and get them to seriously think about health and wellness including ….. what it is and how to maintain it. The goal of the program is for young women to walk away with greater confidence, more love for themselves and their body and a willingness to work toward being a phenomenal young woman.

 

 

To make tax-deductible donations, inquire about sponsorship or other opportunities, please go to our Donate 2 GC4L page.

 

Get Checked 4 Life Incorporated

2100 M St. NW, Ste: 170-308
Washington, DC 20037

PR@getchecked4life.org

www.getchecked4life.org

Get Checked 4 Life