Founded in 1909, NAACP, also known as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is a nonprofit civil rights organization that works to secure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups. It offers health care, diseases screening and HIV testing services. The organization provides legal information and assistance services for citizens. NAACP promotes economic growth and works for the elimination of existing racial and ethnic disparities. The organization addresses issues related to global health, human rights and trade development. NAACP publishes a bimonthly newsletter that includes policy-related information. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People maintains a location in Little Rock, Ark.