Stopping Childhood Obesity with the Community’s Help

by Rochelle Cason-Wilkerson, MD I’m excited to discuss the innovative and exciting things to come as The Center for African American Health continues to develop partnerships and collaborations to improve the health of the community. The Center, now a member of the Family Resource Center Association of Colorado, has programming which touches lives [...]

July 9th, 2019|

Celebrating Life; Honoring Your Health and Your Family

By Toni Baruti, Board Member for The Center for African American Health May 23, 2018 was the date that forever changed our lives. My stepfather, Robert Charles Ennis, III was scheduled for a routine colonoscopy. When I arrived to pick him up for his appointment, he didn’t seem like [...]

June 13th, 2019|

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 [...]

April 28th, 2019|

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 [...]

April 11th, 2019|