The Center for African-American Health is a community-based organization providing health education and health promotion 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, prostate cancer, wellness program for seniors, and health literacy training. In 2017 we will be expanding services to address the needs of children, youth and families.
The Center also acts as the voice for African Americans in the public policy arena, advocating for system reforms that improve access to health care, quality of care and access to preventive services
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.