Our Partners

The Center for Health & Equity has a network of strategic partners uniquely positioned to support strategies to eliminate specific health disparities.

AATCLC is comprised of seasoned multi-disciplined, nationally recognized tobacco control leaders from the fields of public health, public policy, community-based interventions, media advocacy, and research.

Prostate health education focused on African American men. PHEN’s mission includes advocacy efforts to increase the overall support and resources to wage a war on prostate cancer that will eventually lead to a cure for the disease.

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center community outreach focuses on cancer disparities and healthy lifestyle programs in medically underserved communities in Alabama and Mississippi.

ACI3 Media creates and provide prepackaged airtime ready content designed to empower people, particularly Communities of Color.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans.

CrescentCare brings caregivers and the community together as partners in health and wellness for all. Their experience builds on more than 30 years of impact through their founding organization, NO/AIDS Task Force.

The Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas (CTFA) is a network of statewide organizations with a shared mission to prevent the use of tobacco in Arkansas.

A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is an organization for African-American trade unionists – advocating social, labor, and economic change at the state and federal level, using legal and legislative means.

CCPH is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.

Urban League of West Michigan is a multi-service, impact organization created in 1943, with an overarching goal to promote stability among African American families and others and racial inclusion in our community.

SisterLove, Inc. is the oldest women-centered HIV and sexual & reproductive justice advocacy organization in the Southeastern United States.

The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (NEOBHC) is the first organization in Ohio that addresses health disparities specifically in the African American community. Addressing inequities in education, employment, housing, and health.

Urban League of Louisiana focuses on programs to ensure quality education and access to information, employment, entrepreneurial and economic inclusion opportunities, and shared dignity under the law.

CDC National Networks: Tobacco

In 2013, The CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) collaborated to fund a consortium of population-specific, public health-oriented, national networks to impact tobacco related and cancer health disparities among specific target populations. Each network is expected to target specific subgroups experiencing tobacco-related and cancer health disparities with proven and promising strategies designed to address those disparities.

The National Networks listed below have each been awarded a cooperative agreement from CDC/OSH/DCPC to address tobacco-related and cancer health disparities in their respective populations:


The CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) and the Prevention Communication Branch (PCB) funds a group of national organizations to promote its science-based social marketing campaign Act Against AIDS. This initiative promotes awareness, education, and targeted behavior change under an evidence-based framework and brand in order to combat complacency about HIV and AIDS in the United States.

The initiative, entitled Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) to Act Against AIDS, focuses on populations most affected by HIV: African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, and gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).  All PACT awardees will utilize their existing organizational structures, networks, strategic partnerships and communications platforms to promote the Act Against AIDS campaign.