Center for African American Health

 
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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencyDedicated to improving the health and well-being of the African American community. The Center provides chronic disease management programs, health education, and Connect for Health Colorado application assistance. Classes are held at the Center and various locations in the community.
MissionThe Center for African-American Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the African American community. The Center is the leading resource for disease prevention, chronic disease management programs and health education for African Americans in metro Denver.
HistoryThe Center for African American Health is a community-based organization providing disease prevention and disease management programs in the metro Denver area. The Center’s mission is to empower and improve the health and well-being of African-Americans, who have higher rates of illness, disability and premature death from diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Launched in 2005, the Center partners with a wide array of health education and health delivery organizations to provide services to thousands of participants each year. Programs such as the national Diabetes Prevention Program, Diabetes Self-Management, A Matter of Balance fall prevention, the Just Check It home blood pressure monitoring system are a few of the services provided free of charge to participants. In addition, the Center for African American Health is also active in the public policy arena, advocating for system reforms focused on prevention and on reducing health disparities.
LocationDenver County
Geographic AreaAdams, Arapahoe, Denver counties
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall for more information.
Agency TypeNonprofit
 
Client Information
EligibilityEligibility varies by service
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 13601 Martin Luther King Blvd
Physical Site City, State, ZipDenver, CO 80205
Main Phone(303) 355-3423
Fax(303) 355-1807
Emailinfo@caahealth.org
Web Addresswww.caahealth.org
 
Director Information
Director's NamePaula Brown
Director's PositionDirector of Strategic Initiatives
Director's Phone(303) 355-3423 Ext 102
 
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered10/13/2010
SourceMHUW
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Center for African American Health
Affiliated Programs: Center for African American Health
Affiliated Services: Balance Strategies for Seniors - Center for African American Health
Certified Assistance Site for Connect for Health Colorado - Center for African American Health
Diabetes Prevention Program - Center for African American Health
Diabetes Self-Management - Center for African American Health
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring - Center for African American Health