The 2016 East Contra Costa County African American Health Empowerment Collaborative (AAHEC) is a community based alliance of east county residents, local business owners, representatives from healthcare organizations, government agencies and community churches. Through sustainable partnerships our goal is to increase community awareness around healthy living, identify and address environmental, social and economic factors that impact individual, family and community health.
The goals of the East Contra Costa County African American Health Empowerment Collaborative are to:
Promote, support, encourage and facilitate community partnerships to reduce health risks and increase access to healthy foods and essential resources.
Promote, support, encourage and facilitate community driven improvement activities to educate and advance individual, family and community health.
Let us shout as Martin Luther King said so eloquently "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Message from the Chair
The East Contra Costa County African American Health Empowerment Collaborative (AAHEC) is a community-based organization that formed in October 2011 after the very successful African American Health Empowerment Expo on September 24, 2011. The goal of the AAHEC is to increase community awareness and involvement in the health care of African Americans. The Collaborative is committed to working with residents, community leaders, organizations, and businesses to address the personal, environmental, and economic factors that impact the health of the African American community.
“Be a Part of the Solution . . . The future of Our Community is in our hands”
East Contra Costa County African American Health Empowerment Collaborative supporters include community partnerships from the following associations: Community Residents, Supervisor Federal Glover, CCC District 5, Los Medanos Community Health Care District, Antioch City Council, John Muir Health, Sutter Delta Medical Center, Contra Costa Health Services, American Heart Association, Center for Human Development, East County NAACP, Contra Costa Childcare Council, First Baptist Head Start, Ruah Community Outreach Ministries, Pittsburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church, NewBirth Church Health Ministry, SOULJAHS Ministry, From Graphics to Design, Pittsburg Unified School District, Healthy & Livable Pittsburg.
Lynnette Watts, MSOD Chair, African American Health Empowerment Collaborative
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