Center for African American Health (CAAH)

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CBHC: Center for African American Health

The Center for African American Health (CAAH) is a community-based organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the African American community. The CAAH partners with a wide variety of faith and community organizations in the metro Denver area work to develop and provide culturally appropriate disease prevention and disease management programs to thousands of African Americans each year. The CAAH offers evidence-based programs on diabetes prevention (the DPP National Model) and diabetes self-management (the Stanford School of Medicine DSM Model) education, cardiovascular disease management (Just Check It) and fall prevention (A Matter of Balance) for older adults. The Center also produces health education materials and events, including an Annual Health Fair and Destination Health Walk/Run/Learn, aimed at promoting active and healthy lifestyle behavior. The Center for African American Health is a Connect for Health Colorado Assistance Site with a number of certified Health Coverage Guides focused on assisting people to secure affordable health care insurance coverage.

Please call, e-mail and/or visit the web-site for the most current Class, Activity and Program information.

Ongoing Services and Activities:

Diabetes Self-Management
Classes Date/Time/Location: Classes are offered at multiple sites and times throughout out the Denver metro area.
Call 303.355.3423 for dates, times and locations
Classes are typically 2 ½ hours
A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Classes
Date/Time/Location: The program is offered at multi-sites and times throughout the metro Denver area.
Call 303.355.3423 for dates, times and location.
Classes are one – 2 hour session per week for 8 weeks
Cost: FREE
Just Check It – Home Blood Pressure Management Program
Time: Call 303.355.3423 (ext. 110) to attend 90-minute session and receive FREE Blood Pressure Management ToolKit.
Criteria: Any individual with high blood pressure or with pre-hypertension.
Cost: FREE

Certified Connect for Health Colorado Assistance Site
Time: Call 303.355.3423 (ext. 105) to make an appointment.

Healthy Living Tips
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Health Education Materials Resources
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Location: CAAH Website -

Useful Health-related Websites
Location: CAAH Website -

Fit, Body, & Soul Healthy Lifestyle Program
Date/Time/Location: Classes for the Program start January 2017 in the Denver, Aurora, Montbello and Green Valley areas.
Call: 303.355.3423 for more information and to Register
Cost: Scholarships are available, spaces are limited.

Note:  Call the CAAH Office at 303.355.3423 to register and obtain more information on classes, including offerings in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Contact Information
Contact(s): Wendy Smittick
Phone: (303) 355-3423
3601 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80205
Headquarters and Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Additional Information
  • Free

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday) – Office Hours
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Saturday) - Connect for Health Colorado