The Council on Black Health recognizes the importance of creating sustainable and interdependent relationships within Black communities and with the organizations that originate in Black communities, to make a significant impact on Black health outcomes. Building healthy Black communities requires the collective effort of researchers and organizations that serve Black interests and the people that call these communities home. Many of the social determinants of health that plague Black communities are rooted in historical inequities and contemporary discriminatory policies and practices. These injustices have manifested themselves as food deserts, reduced access to recreational facilities, and disproportionate environmental hazards that affect the lives and health prospects of Black people residing in underserved communities. The Council on Black Health will develop partnerships within Black communities to create solutions that help reverse negative health trends and support positive health and well-being. The Council on Black Health sees health disparities and health equity in Black communities as a social justice concern.
Council on Black Health will continue AACORN’s legacy of national conferences and workshops as leading forums for research that identifies the critical elements that affect health outcome in the Black community. These events allow participants to discuss strategies and solutions to the critical risk factors impacting healthy living as well as policy solutions to combat nutrition, physical activity and weight issues.
These compelling events feature the following:
- Updates on the latest Black health research
- Dialogue about research and action priorities
- Networking with colleagues
- Discussing career strategies
- Participating in panel discussions
The Council on Black Health develops partnerships to work with organizations to achieve healthy Black communities. CBH offers world-class research and expertise that can help Black organizations to support the communities they serve. Our partnerships allow us to assess critical risks factors impacting healthy living, provide policy solutions to combat nutrition, physical activity, weight and other health issues, and empower key decision makers to forge a culture of health with our communities.
CBH recognizes that advocacy and activism based on solid information about solutions to Black health problems are needed to mobilize Black communities to develop solutions to food and physical activity-related health risks. Developing partnerships allow us to achieve positive and lasting changes in health-related outcomes in Black communities.
At the Council of Black Health, we seek partners who stand ready to collaborate with us in achieving the following:
Enhancing the environments of Black communities through policy and advocacy to provide appealing and affordable options for healthy eating and active living
Fighting for health equity through a holistic community approach that allows us to address health disadvantages and healthy living disparities in Black communities
The health-related challenges facing Black communities are complex and dynamic. By becoming a partner with CBH, your organization can become part of a movement to overcome persistent disparities in health and achieve health equity among Black Americans.