Center for African-American Health

A nonprofit organization

$27,391 raised by 125 donors

55% complete

$50,000 Goal

Support the health and well-being of the Black/African American community in Metro Denver by contributing to the Center for African American Health.

Testimonials

"The Center is changing the way African Americans are thinking about their lifestyle and how it affects their health. That's a very powerful change taking place." -- Marcelo Kort, senior public affairs liaison, Lilly USA

"What the Center for African-American Health does so well is to build trust and win the confidence of people related to health issues. I've found that African Americans trust the Center when it comes to the information they provide about health." -- Kraig Burleson, chief executive officer, Inner City Health Center

"The diabetes class at CAA Health made me aware that there were certain things I'd been doing that weren't good for me. I've educated myself now and will do whatever it takes to keep myself healthy." -- Trueman H. Denny, Jr.

"One of the greatest things about the CAA Health is its focus on eliminating the health disparities that disproportionately impact our community. CAA Health does this by arming us as health outreach liaisons with resources that we can use to get the word out. It is very powerful." -- Sandra Coleman, health outreach liaison, New Beginnings Cathedral of Worship.

Mission

We empower the Black community to make informed health decisions that benefit the whole person through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

Background Statement

The Center for African-American Health (CAA Health) was established in 2005. CAA Health evolved from the health programming of the Metro Denver Black Church Initiative, in 1996, which for more than a decade collaborated with black churches to offer health programs throughout the Black/African American community, as well as programs for youth in high risk situations, academically struggling students, and formerly incarcerated individuals.

The Center for African American Health focuses on improving the health and well-being of Black/African Americans because they suffer from much higher rates of illness, disability and premature death from diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease due to persistent racial inequities. To change that, CAA Health provides a variety of disease prevention and chronic disease self-management programs targeting the 235,692 Blacks/African Americans living in Colorado.

CAA Health's Northeast Park Hill neighborhood community hub is the center for its collaborations with a wide range of community organizations to offer a host of evidence-based health education and health promotion programs. Volunteers -- medical and non-medical -- are an integral part of the organization and participate in training and certification in order to assist in the delivery of the programs and services throughout the year.

The Center for African American Health is also active in bringing about systemic change through coalition building, advocating for system reforms through public policy focused on disease prevention and reducing health disparities for the Black/African American community.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Center for African-American Health

other names

CAA Health

Year Established

1997

Tax id (EIN)

84-1477546

Category

Health Care

Organization Size

Large Organization

Address

3350 Hudson Street
Denver, CO 80207

Mailing

3350 Hudson Street
Denver, CO

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US

Phone

303-355-3423

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