© 2016 National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. Joliet Chapter

National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.

NHBW Health Wellness programs address disparities that exist in the U.S. healthcare system. NHBW Joliet Chapter’s approach is to aid our community in reducing some of these health disparities. Each year we campaign to help families improve their health by increasing awareness of their health status, motivate behavior changes by disseminating information at workshops, health fairs and events, and encouraging them to pledge to share the information with others.  All health programs are provided to the community at no cost.

Historically, we have provided the following health programs:

Prescription subsidy program

Free Vision Screening & Eyeglasses

Menopause Awareness

Hook-Up Gift of Life blood drive

HIV/AIDS Information and Testing

Flu Prevention Education Program

We continue to provide health care information and services to the Will County community through periodically reviewing the MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) Report for information regarding health status, quality of life, and behavior risk factors in the community.  Below are our ongoing health initiatives:

Cancer Awareness - Breast Cancer, Colon, Prostate Screening, etc.

Mental Health Awareness – Depression, Bipolar Disease, Schizophrenia, etc.

Heart Disease


Blood Pressure



HIV/AIDS Information

NHBW Joliet Chapter is a founding member of:

CUFAA (Churches United in the Fight Against AIDS)

Annual Men Prostate Screening Breakfast/Program at Mt. Zion Church