The Climate Justice Initiative was developed to provide a vehicle to educate the NAACP membership, and by extension communities of color across the US, about the connection between climate change and civil rights as well as to provide a platform and mechanism to advance just climate policy.



The Criminal Justice department provides research and advocacy support for NAACP State Conferences, Branches, Committees, Youth Council to guide the development and implementation of effective strategies that will result in establishing policies and practices at the state and local level to make communities more safe.



The Health department fulfills the NAACP's commitment to eliminating the racial and ethnic disparities in our health care system that plague people of color in the United States. The NAACP brings our national voice to assist in the eradication of these racial and ethnic disparities, with a focus not only on disease prevention, but on the social and environmental factors that affect health and wellness.



The Education Department leads the Association's work to eliminate the severe racial inequities that continue to plague our education system and ensure that every student of color receives a quality public education that prepares him or her to be a contributing member of a democracy.