Education remains our primary focus. We provide a space for patients, caregivers, and high-risk individuals to come face-to-face with their legislators and healthcare systems to begin a necessary dialog. Prioritizing education has equipped congregations, legislators, and healthcare systems with the tools to prioritize the critical health needs of disadvantaged communities.
– Julius Spears, Co-Founder and Chair Member
Our Vision, Mission, and Goals
Communities of color are healthy. We know that healthy communities have better mental health, increased job opportunities, and higher incomes.
To develop healthy communities of color, we will use our collaborative relationships, innovation, community action, and public advocacy. Our organization is built on the idea that every community should have access to resources that help them thrive. We collaborate with neighbors and professionals at every level to empower communities to be both healthy and happy.
- Build collaborative networks nationally
- Establish faith-based partnerships
- Hold educational workshops about healthcare with policymakers, faith leaders, and community advocates
We continually strive to build collaborative relationships with Black churches, policymakers, and clinicians that encourage growth in education, community action, and innovation. We facilitate educational events that not only educate the community, but also provide opportunities for community members to exchange ideas and concerns about access to treatment and healthcare system navigation. Our ultimate goal is to build communities that are actively involved in creating better health for themselves and their loved ones.
2022 Year in Review
"As 2022 comes to a close, we can't help but reflect on the monumental year that has been afforded to the organization. As we approached several groundbreaking moments, we, indeed, were faced with many challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. As an organization, we rolled up our sleeves and dug our heels into the ground which resulted in us surpassing 2022's projections in the number of executed educational workshops across multiple disease spaces, tapping into new regions across the U.S., and diversifying our networks." - Julius Spears, Board Chairman