We take on the key issues that impact Black communities in Canada through:
- Systems Change
- Health Promotion
- Research and Public Policy
- Convening, Collaboration and Capacity Building
- Championing Health Equity
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. 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)
A 2012 report by the Wellesley Institute found Black immigrants in Canada were 76% more likely to assess themselves as “unhealthy” than other racialized groups.
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