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My Brother’s Keeper, Inc.

My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. (MBK) is a  nonprofit organization with three offices in the Jackson, MS metropolitan area and two offices on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. MBK’s mission is to reduce health disparities throughout the United States by enhancing the health and well being of minority and marginalized populations through leadership in public and community health practices, collaboration and partnerships. MBK was first established in 1999 by Dr. Mark Anthony Colomb who was dedicated to the prevention, care, and treatment of persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). As it exists today, MBK is an experienced community-based organization (CBO) working to eliminate health disparities among underserved, uninsured/underinsured and, other vulnerable populations through health education, health promotion, policy and environmental systems changes, and other health equity approaches. MBK’s efforts have expanded to include a wealth of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and cancer, which has systemically transformed MBK from a grassroots organization into a community-based leader that strives to change the health status of Americans one community at a time.

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Incredible nonprofit work in communities most affected by health disparity.

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The city of Natchez has found an ally in its mission to improve the health and wellness of the community. In collaboration with My Brother’s Keeper: Project CHANGE Initiative, a total of four neighborhoods parks and recreation areas have been selected to be revitalized. The needed enhancements are an essential part of the city’s promotion of healthy living and active lifestyle...

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Credit to: Reggie S. Davis, The Mississippi Link

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Balloons filled the sky and the smell of freshly boiled seafood filled the air, as the ribbon was cut to officially introduce MBK South, a new My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. wellness center, to the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Friday, July 24.

“We are here for several reasons. Today, we are here with balloons and food and music and matching outfits because we want to make a formal introduction of MBK South and our mission,” said Deja Abdul-Haqq, Environmental and Policy Change Manager for My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. “The reason we are here is to talk about what we are doing and encourage people to run tell this so they can come experience this gift and this part.”...

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Credit to: Jamie Lott

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