The Relationship Between Housing and Health

In the United States, Black homeownership has declined drastically within the last 15 years - more than any other racial or ethnic group. Two years ago, the Black homeownership rate was only 41%, which is equivalent to the percentage prior to the enactment of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. To date, the US Census [...]

July 20th, 2021|

A Special Father’s Day Message

Father’s Day is a day when all types of fathers are acknowledged for the important role they play , not only to their immediate families, but also in our communities and society as a whole. A good father is a protector and provider. He protects his family no matter what. In protecting his family, he [...]

June 17th, 2021|

Celebrating and Reflecting on How Far We’ve Come!

In the Spring of 2001, I worked as a consultant with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Turning Point Initiative. Through this transformative project, I was able to witness the first grant given to the Metro Denver Black Church Initiative (MDBCI) from CDHPE. I remember collating MDBCI pamphlets and printing out information for [...]

June 9th, 2021|

Examining Vaccine Hesitancy Requires an Equity Lens

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the US, and the world. Though the number of people vaccinated is increasing, the virus continues to spread due to a significant segment of the population who are unvaccinated. Should these unvaccinated individuals come in [...]

June 2nd, 2021|

Self-Care, Our First Line of Defense

Events this past year have left many of us with hopes to be seen, heard, and know that we matter. Yet, one could only look across the landscape of experiences and wonder, "Wow,"… and let's be honest, even that word is an understatement. Black mental health has come to the forefront in ways that I [...]

May 20th, 2021|

CO Links and CAA Health Herstory

During my tenure as CEO and Executive Director of CAA Health, and through the lens of my own personal experiences, I’ve witnessed the resilience of the Black community and our collective commitment to sustaining initiatives we deem important. Recently, and in recognition of Women’s History Month, our organization was honored to receive a historic gift [...]

March 25th, 2021|
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