The California Black Health Network is charged with reducing health disparities, increasing health equity and improving the health and wellness of African Americans. Here are some facts leading our charge and need for action:
DIABETES, HYPERTENSION & HEART DISEASE
ASTHMA PREVALENCE IS HIGHEST AMONG BLACKS
ADULT OBESITY RATES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS
POOR HEALTH AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS
Higher incidence and mortality rates from many cancers
Source: Center for American Progress
The California Black Health Network advocates for health equity by leading and facilitating convenings in all regions of California for the purpose of providing policy analysis, research and training that promotes best practices, which supports the creation of optimal conditions needed to sustain healthy Black people.
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