About CBHN


Building healthy families in healthy communities throughout California.


To improve the health status of people of African descent in California and eliminate health disparities through legislative, administrative and media advocacy.

Core Values

  • Accountable: We practice financial fitness ensuring stability, consistency and sustainability
  • Relevant: We are contemporary in our approach to issues, ensuring our work is current, innovative when necessary, and steeped in community-based need.
  • Integrity: We say what we do and we do what we say with a steadfast adherence to principles.
  • Collaborative: We embrace strategic alliances, align and integrate our work with others with shared vision and values.
  • Inclusive: We incorporate diverse perspective into our work. We consider our social responsibility and we make informed decisions that are impactful

Strategic Objectives

To provide a structure for coordinated efforts to improve the health status of Africans in California.

  • To establish partnerships with and mobilize support for the work of community and other statewide African health organizations.
  • To increase African participation in policy making at all levels within the health industry and the public sector.
  • To advocate for policy changes that increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in education and health care delivery.
  • To support research and educational efforts that document the underlying factors that determine the health status of Africans and inform policy initiatives to reduce disparities.
  • To build strong and mutually supportive relationships with other ethnic advocacy organizations, community groups, public agencies, civic and community leaders and public officials committed to improving the health of all Californians.
  • To serve as a resource on health policies and related issues for organizations working to improve the health of Africans.