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AADA and United Nations Sustainable  Development Goals

The African American Diabetes Association (AADA) plays a crucial role in advancing two United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):


Good Health and Well-Being (Goal 3) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (Goal 11).


Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

AADA focuses on reducing diabetes disparities among African Americans through prevention, education, and support initiatives. By raising awareness, providing resources, and promoting healthy lifestyles, the organization improves health outcomes and addresses broader health disparities beyond diabetes.

These efforts align with Goal 3's targets of reducing non-communicable disease mortality and promoting mental well-being.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities


In support of Goal 11, AADA advocates for health equity and access to healthcare services within African American communities. It addresses systemic barriers by promoting community-based health programs, advocating for policy changes, and collaborating with local authorities and healthcare providers. AADA's emphasis on preventive healthcare and chronic disease management contributes to sustainable urban development by reducing healthcare burdens and enhancing community resilience.


This supports Goal 11's objectives of inclusive urbanization and access to safe public spaces.

The African American Diabetes Association's initiatives are pivotal in advancing Goals 3 and 11 of the UN SDGs.

Through education, advocacy, and community engagement, AADA improves health outcomes and fosters sustainable urban environments where health services are accessible to all. These efforts underscore the interconnectedness of health equity and sustainable development in building resilient communities for the future.

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More About UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals and targets acknowledge the critical role that a healthy environment can play in addressing current challenges including poverty, climate change, food and water security. It recognises that the natural world must be urgently protected, both for its own sake, and for it to be possible to fulfil the needs of more than 9 billion people by 2050.

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