We are committed to the pursuit of health justice for people of African descent.
We work to facilitate the implementation and promotion of comprehensive policies, community-led programs and culturally competent public health campaigns that benefit people of African descent.
Health justice is our vision.
The Center for Black Health & Equity envisions a world where all people of African descent are able to obtain their optimal health outcomes. Our mission is to facilitate public health programs and services to benefit communities and people of African descent.
We build the capacity of strategic partners, public health organizations so that they may advocate for culturally appropriate solutions that promote health equity. We focus our efforts on issues related to tobacco use, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19 disparities.
We build the capacity of strategic partners, public health organizations so that they may advocate for culturally appropriate solutions that promote health equity. We focus our efforts on issues related to tobacco use, cancer and HIV/AIDS.
We believe that the first step to mobilizing communities is to become aware of the root causes of health disparities. This means examining and reversing the impact of institutional social structures that impact African American health.
The Center for Black Health & Equity (formerly NAATPN, Inc.) is a national nonprofit organization that facilitates public health programs and services to benefit communities and people of African descent. We are committed to addressing social, political and economic injustices that have marginalized our voices and led to deep health disparities in our communities. For over a decade, The Center has operated as one of eight designated national networks under the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. In this capacity we provide tobacco control leadership in the African American community. Our expert comment, research, and education have resulted in cities and institutions adopting smoke-free policies and flavor restrictions. Currently, we apply our proven framework for policy and environmental change to our work in HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart, diabetes, COVID-19 and other health disparities.
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