working to help eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care
"Our destiny is not written for us, but by us." The Honorable Barack Obama
"Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
The Honorable John F. Kennedy
Our Outstanding Team: African American Health Alliance Board
Co-Chairs: 15th U.S. Surgeon General, The Honorable M. Joycelyn Elders, MD [Professor of Pediatrics University of Arkansas and Lecturer] and Rev. Lucille Perez, MD, [President and CEO, The Cave Institute, Past President National Medical Association, and Former National Health Director, NAACP]. Members: Clive Callender, MD [Director Howard University Transplant Center, Howard University Hospital, founder and Director, Minority Organ Tissue Transplantation Education Program (MOTTEP)]; Rev. Fred Williams [President, SYF Associates, Former Chief Information Technology Officer, National Trust for Development of African American Men, Former Chair, Board of Directors, National Capital Area Public Access Network]; Allan Noonan, MD, Founding Dean School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University; AAHA Director: Fredette West, MGA, a former Associate Staff for Appropriation, U.S. House of Representatives, and Past Advisor Coordinator Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust
African American Health Alliance
Included among the health priority agenda is:
White House Health Care Summit: We participated
The African American Health Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization working to help eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health and healthcare and to addressing the social determinants thereof including education, jobs and employment, nutrition, technology, violence and more. The Alliance is dedicated to strengthening advocacy, outreach and awareness for the purpose of helping to improve the quality of life. Across health and healthcare reform, we have helped to make considerable progress on behalf of the African American and other vulnerable communities. Our Board has tremendous expertise in the health and social determinants arena. The Alliance was the lead organization calling for the President to issue an executive order designed to help improve education across the African American community. In that effort, the Alliance gained critical support from the Congressional Black Caucus. On July 26, 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13621 the White House Initiative on Excellence in Education for African Americans. While the Alliance is proud of the collective progress, we still have a long way to go. The need is great and resources are few. The Alliance needs your support and donations to help further its progress. Donations to the African American Health Alliance are tax deductible. Please donate.