The Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC) had a busy 2019. We had the Block Party, Health Forums, Barbershop/Salon Program Screenings, Mentoring and more… All these events/activities and programs were designed with the community in mind. Bill Bellamy joined us in October for our second annual Gala and had us all laughing. He implored us to “lay down.” People were laughing so hard their sides hurt. All laughs aside, we remain serious about being the healthiest folks in the nation and giving you all that you need to achieve this goal.
One of our major initiatives in 2019 was our 2019 Resource Directory. We were very pleased that the Rose Community Foundation supported us in this effort. This was our fourth edition. If you don’t know much about the Colorado Black Health Collaborative, the Directory provides you information about the Board of Directors, projects, activities, who and what is impacting the Community and healthful resources. It is a one-of-a-kind guide chock full of all you need to be happy and healthy. There are original stories, poems, articles, testimonials and all types of health providers and organizations. There are timely tips and words of wisdom. Several of our partners contributed great messages. We were happy to have Kevin Patterson, Chief Executive Officer of Connect for Health Colorado, share his perspective on partnering to ensure the community knows about Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace.
Here is some of what Kevin Patterson had to say in his piece:
“We have partnered with CBHC for two years now. Through our collaboration, I have been able to meet many of you at local events in the community, at local churches, and the Annual Black and White Gala…”
“I would like to thank the CBHC for keeping us all connected to accomplish our shared mission to achieve health equity in Colorado’s Black community. We are stronger when we work together, and through the CBHC’s leadership we do so more seamlessly.”
Read the full letter in the 2019 CBHC Resource Directory @ http://online.fliphtml5.com/pmqkb/byqz/#p=63
Also check out Kevin on Life is Dope, https://youtu.be/TE8DQ_Baxv4, answering questions about
health insurance. “Don’t be penny-wise and pound foolish.”
CBHC is thankful to have so many great partners, like Kevin Patterson and Connect for Health Colorado. Collaborators are an important part of the equation for achieving our goals in the community. Also, partnering with the community is necessary and rewarding. Our community requested that CBHC create a culturally appropriate health resources guide when we first became an organization in 2008.
Starting with the cover, this is a true community guide. You will see some familiar faces the community on the cover. We have people with mad legacy along with those starting to create a legacy, and those barely able to say legacy. We have already started distributing the 2019 Resource Directory and have received very positive responses.
Single hard copies of the Directory are FREE. If you would like a hard copy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also access the Directory online @ https://coloradoblackhealth.org/resourcedirectory-2019/.
We hope your New Year’s resolutions include something healthy. The 2020 Resource Directory is our gift to you. Feel free to tell others about the 2019 Directory.
Happy New Year!
Be, Black and Healthy in 2020.
Colorado Black Health Collaborative
Mission: To Achieve health equity in Colorado’s Black Community.
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