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ABOUT
THE CENTER

The Center for Black Health & Equity envisions a world where all people of African descent are able to obtain optimal health outcomes. Our mission is to facilitate public health programs and services to benefit communities and people of African descent.

MISSION & HISTORY.

The Center for Black Health & Equity (The Center) is the leading nationally recognized public health entity for solutions impacting African American health. We engage health care organizations, public health officials, faith leaders, and African American communities in health promotion and disease prevention work.

Our mission is to facilitate programs and services that promote health equity for people of African descent. We do this by building community capacity, developing community infrastructure, and advocating for equity-centered policies.  We are committed to addressing the social and economic injustices that have marginalized our communities and led to deep health disparities.

We apply our proven framework for policy and social change to our work in tobacco control, COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, women's health, cancer, mental health and other disparities.

EXPLORE OUR BRANDS.

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The movement engages general audiences and inspires new ways of thinking about Black health.

Best part? The podcast.

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Our faith-based observance day that encourages faith leaders to talk about the role of menthol and tobacco in the African American communities. 

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An annual public health event like no other. Academics, community organizers, and public health professionals committed to recognizing economic disparity and racism as a public health emergency.

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Live and digital trainings that provide practical tools for spotting misinformation on social media. Take the course.

FUNDERS ARE PARTNERS IN OUR WORK.

We are grateful for the organizations and institutions that make our work possible. Through the continued funding provided by private foundations and federal agencies, we are yet moving closer to achieving health justice for African Americans. Funders and supporters are truly partners in this work. They make it possible for us to invest one-third of our budget back into communities and their initiatives.

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