Health Education Materials
Living Well with Diabetes for African Americans
Depression and African Americans
You Can Prevent Colon Cancer: Get Screened
The African-American Man and His Prostate
An African-American 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
Spring 2008: Promoting Senior Wellness. Learn about the health issues facing senior citizens; read about ways seniors can manage common health woes of aging and tips for staying active and independent.
Fall 2007: Preventing and Controlling Diabetes. So many Americans are developing diabetes that experts have declared it an epidemic. Read about what can help prevent diabetes and how people who have diabetes can live well and avoid complications from the disease.
Fall 2006: Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Program. Get valuable information about screening for breast cancer and treating the disease. Learn about the many resources available for prevention, treatment and support.
Winter 2006: Dealing with Depression and Stress Over the Holidays. Pick up lots of tips for dealing with the pressures and stresses brought on by the holiday season. Learn the facts about depression and how to fight it. (in print only)
2011: Destination Health. Read about the Center's new Destination Health 5K Walk/Run and Learning Expo launched in 2011 and learn about all of the Center's programs and services to reduce the health disparities in the African-American community.
2010: Celebrating Our Volunteers. Volunteer are a big part of the Center for African-American Health's past and present, and will be an even bigger part of its future. Read in the 2010 annual report about four of these faithful volunteers and learn about the Center's efforts in 2010 to improve the health and well-being of African Americans living in metro Denver.
2009: Senior Wellness Initiative Making Life After 60 Healthier, One Senior at a Time. Read about one of the Center's newest programs, which is helping older African Americans manage their health and maintain their independence. In addition to regular exercise classes, the Senior Wellness Initiative offers nutrition classes, fall prevention workshops, and dance and story-telling classes.
2008: Stories from the African-American Health Fair. The annual African-American Health Fair has rapidly grown to be one of the largest disease prevention efforts sponsored by the Center for African-American Health. View the photos from the health fair and read the compelling stories of three of the volunteers who make the health fair such a successful event, and the story of one of the individuals whose life was positively impacted because of the care he received at the fair.
2007: Alleviating the Health Disparities Affecting African Americans. Learn about the diseases and health conditions that disproportionately impact African-American men and women and read the inspiring stories of four people - a former Denver Bronco football player, an educator, a successful businessman, and a church deacon - whose lives have been affected by stroke, breast cancer, diabetes and prostate cancer.
2006: Better Together. The Center for African-American Health brings together key partners - healthcare providers, community outreach workers, black churches, and members of the African-American community - to deliver culturally competent disease prevention and disease management programs and improve the health of African Americans.
2005: Transition and Change. In 2005, the Center for African-American Health was born out of the health care programs of the Metro Denver Black Church Initiative. The new organization committed itself to providing the tools and resources necessary to improve the health and wellbeing of the African-American community in Denver. (in print only)
The Center's health surveys, the largest health surveys ever conducted of African Americans in Colorado, focus on discovering if their specific attitudes, beliefs and health behaviors could help account for the overall poorer health of African Americans.
2011 Full report
2011 Executive summary
2011 Consumer version
2008 Full report
2008 Report summary
2007 Full report
2007 Report summary