In 1924 the NAACP began baby contests designed to stimulate interest in the health and proper care of infants. The NAACP also sought to end discrimination at the Tuskegee Veterans Hospital (1923), Harlem Hospital (1933), and other facilities. These early initiatives led to the creation of the NAACP Health Department. In 1983 the NAACP received a $30,000 grant from the Chevron Corporation to sponsor a national Minority Health Fair Project. The other participating organizations included La Raza, the Japanese American Council, and American Indian Council. The primary goal of the project was to increase awareness among minorities about the requirements for maintaining health and to create better understanding between minority communities and local health care agencies. The NAACP program was conducted in twenty-five cities under the sponsorship of local branches.