The primary mission of the Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC) is to achieve health equity in Colorado’s Black community.
Our vision is to have Black Communities with resources for sustaining optimal health and well-being.
Integrity • Commitment • Inclusiveness • Cultural Proficiency • Creativity • Transparency • Professionalism • Flexibility • Relevance • Advocacy
Operating in the spirit of excellence.
Who We Are
The Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC) is a 501c3, nonprofit organization that has a long history of providing programs that improve the health and wellness in our Black/African American communities through collaborations, partnerships, and teaming arrangements with community-based organizations, other nonprofits, public organizations, private entities, government agencies, and individual community members that help create social connectedness and increase health resources for our marginalized Black/African American community members. Our mission is simply to achieve health equity in Colorado’s Black community through the dismantling of healthcare and access impediments that have served as historical barriers for many in achieving optimal health outcomes, especially for many Black/African American communities.
CBHC was born at the first “Family Reunion” in 2008 when the “family” met and had a frank discussion about the health of the Black/African American community. The theme embodied CBHC’s ongoing quest to seek solutions — to be action-oriented. After that initial event, the community was determined to continue the work of improving the health of the Black/African American community — from cradle to grave. CBHC has been committed to empowering the Black/African American community to advocate for their health needs by providing advocacy, resources, and tools that promote this process.
- Trust – The Black community has a history of experiencing systemic racism, discrimination, and exploitation. This history has fostered a deep skepticism and wariness toward institutions and organizations. Building trust involves acknowledging this history and actively working to rectify past wrongs. Over the past 15 years, CBHC has continued to increase the amount of community trust, allowing the community to count on us as a trusted resource.
- Communication – CBHC strives to build access for organizations and individuals while enabling them to engage in retrieving resources and services at varying levels. CBHC enhances communication and networking among organizations with interests, activities, and projects in Black neighborhoods through efficient information dissemination. CBHC also promotes collaboration among organizations with common and complementary goals, objectives, and interests for the purpose of enhancing the benefits to the target communities.
- Respect and Compassion – CBHC recognizes the paramount importance of community-centered health approaches that demonstrate respect and compassion towards the Black community. Respect allows CBHC to show recognition of the history of the Black community, including the struggles, achievements, and resilience in the face of adversity. Compassion acknowledges the generational trauma and challenges faced by the community, promoting empathy, and understanding.