What’s New for You at The Center for African American Health

By Deidre Johnson, CEO & Executive Director In 1997, under the leadership of Grant Jones, The Metro Denver Black Church Initiative was established to help build the capacity of Black churches in providing programs for at-risk youth, academically struggling students, and ex-offenders as well as health education and health screening programs. In [...]

2019-05-02T14:46:28-06:00April 28th, 2019|Comments Off on What’s New for You at The Center for African American Health

What We’re Reading: Unhealthy state of affairs regarding Black health

By Glenn Ellis There is no disagreement that African Americans have worse health outcomes across the board. Researchers, scientists, sociologists, and doctor all agree. Data and statistics reflect the dismal reality that if you are African American, you will be more likely to die at birth, die giving birth, grow up sicker, be diagnosed [...]

2019-05-02T14:47:16-06:00April 27th, 2019|Comments Off on What We’re Reading: Unhealthy state of affairs regarding Black health

Why Is It So Risky to Be a Black Mother?

By Dwyer Gunn Reprinted with permission by The Colorado Trust When Deidre Johnson gave birth to her first child—a baby boy—in July 2003, she and her husband were ecstatic. It had taken the 35-year-old a while to conceive, but the labor and birth had gone quickly and relatively smoothly. The new [...]

2019-05-02T14:48:08-06:00April 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Why Is It So Risky to Be a Black Mother?