We take on the key issues that impact Black communities in Canada through:
- Championing Health Equity
- Research and Policy Analysis
- Fundraising and Resource Development
- Systems Change and Transformative Initiatives
- Convening Collaboration and Capacity Building
We believe that focusing our efforts on moving the dial in the areas below will lead to the greatest impact in our communities:
The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada. Building on our track record as an effective mobilizer and champion, we continue to grow our movement for change. Driven by groundbreaking research, strong partnerships, and people, this movement continues to build innovative solutions to improve Black health and well-being, and mobilize people and financial resources to create lasting change in the lives of Black children, families and communities.
WHY WE NEED TO IMPROVE BLACK HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Black Canadians represent 2.9% of the overall Canadian population, but represent 18% of Canadians living in poverty in Canada. (Statistics Canada, 2009)
People of Caribbean, East, West African origin in Ontario have 60% increased risk of psychosis. (Anderson, Cheng, Susser, McKenzie, and Kurdyak, 2015)
Black women are 43% more likely to die from breast cancer than White women.
(Marc Hurlbert, phD, Chief Mission Officer, Breast Cancer Research Foundation)
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