The Center for African-American Health is a community-based organization providing disease prevention and disease management programs to African Americans living in the metro Denver area.
The Center partners with a wide variety of health-education and health-delivery organizations to develop and provide culturally appropriate disease prevention and disease management programs to thousands of African Americans each year. We offer programs on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer, as well as a wellness program for seniors, and health literacy training.
The Center also acts as the voice for African Americans in the public policy arena, advocating for system reforms that improve health care access and quality of care.
The Center for African-American Health is committed to improving the health and well being of the African-American community.
An African-American community healthy in mind, body and spirit; filled with individuals taking responsibility for their own health and contributing to the enrichment of the community.
The rich legacy of the black church in the African-American experience inspires our work. We believe that the church continues to be the heartbeat within the African-American community for citizen engagement, leadership development, and enabling self-sufficiency.
The targeted geographic area served by the Center for African-American Health is the greater metropolitan Denver area, which has a population of 2.5 million people. Approximately 120,000 of the region’s total population, or 5%, is African American. More than half of those African Americans (62,000) live in the city and county of Denver (population 550,000), where African Americans account for 11% of the population.
Resources and Programs Offered by the Center for African-American Health for Disease Prevention and Chronic Disease Management
Living Well with Diabetes for African Americans
Depression and African Americans
African Americans and Colon Cancer: Living with the Facts (in print only)
African Americans and Prostate Cancer (in print only)
Prostate Cancer Video
An African American’s Guide to Breast Health (in print only)
The African American Man’s Playbook on Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Disease and African Americans: What You Should Know
Call the Center for African-American Health for information about screenings for:
High blood pressure
Chronic disease self-management
Senior wellness initiative
Annual African-American Health Survey
Annual African-American Health Fair (February)
American Heart Month (February)
National Colon Cancer Awareness Month (March)
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September)
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)
American Diabetes Month (November)
For more information about these health programs, services and materials, contact: The Center for African-American Health 3601 Martin Luther King Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 * Call: 303-355-3423 .