As addressed in the publication, Ethnic Health Assessment for African Americans in California*, CBHN supports and will address the following issues:
- Policymakers must work to increase the supply of African American health care providers in California.
- Research organizations in California should identify and monitor key indicators of African American health.
- African American faith-based institutions must be supported in addressing community health issues. Those issues include:
- Obesity, physical activity, hypertension, communicable diseases (particularly STDs), and youth and family violence.
- African American community leaders in California must advocate for better food choices.
- Community and advocacy groups should collaborate with the media to address the issues of alienated young men in California’s African American population.
- African Americans in California should band together to develop self-help networks; a good example: Oakland’s Critical Mass Health Conductors.
*Please click here to see the entire publication, Ethnic Health Assessment for African Americans in California.