We take on the key issues that impact Black communities in Canada through:
- Health Promotion & Community Engagement
- Research and Policy
- Strategy, Design & Implementation
STRATEGIC FOCUS AREAS
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. We centre Black communities in defining the challenges and barriers affecting our health and well-being. We provide a platform for Black people to establish a common voice around systemic problems, and we work to co-design and mobilize the tools, skills, partnerships and investment needed to implement solutions that improve health outcomes across Canada.
Black Health Alliance
Strategic Plan 2022-2025
After extensive consultation, research, internal assessment and advice from a range of stakeholders, we are excited to share the theory of change, strategic priorities, and actions that will guide our organization over the next three years..
Learn more about where we will focus on efforts and resources over the next three years in our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan
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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