NBCDI JOINS THE COUNCIL ON BLACK HEALTH AND FOUR OTHER PROMINENT NATIONAL BLACK ORGANIZATIONS TO LAUNCH MAJOR HEALTH INITIATIVE
The Council on Black Health (CBH) just announced it has been awarded a $785,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support an interorganizational partnership to advance a national Black health agenda. NBCDI is proud to partner with the Council on Black Health and four other venerable organizations to advance and promote the health and wellness of Black children and families.
"For nearly 50 years the National Black Child Development Institute has championed the issue of equity in education and all systems that are inextricably linked," says Tobeka G. Green, NBCDI President and CEO. "We're excited to join forces with other leading organizations to amplify the importance of health equity and resolve major disparities that exist within Black communities."
Other health initiative partners include:
Working together with the CBH, we have the unique potential and power to mobilize action within Black communities and a national voice on Black health issues. "This partnership will provide infrastructure and ensure coordinated actions to achieve health equity for the United States' Black population," says Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, CBH founder and chair, and research professor at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, where the Council is hosted.
Together, the CBH and the five partner organizations will set a course to change Black health for the better, for the long term.
Support for this initiative was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
About the Council on Black Health
CBH aims for a lasting and sustainable impact on Black community health by conducting, identifying and disseminating research relevant to solving Black health issues. Council members are primarily Black Americans and include researchers, health professionals and other community partners. Launched in 2018 as an outgrowth of the former African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network, CBH seeks to utilize collaboration, discovery and innovation to make research actionable.
About the National Black Child Development Institute
Established in 1970, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) is a national nonprofit organization with a mission "to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy." With our National Affiliate Network, we develop and deliver strengths-based, culturally relevant, evidence-based, and trauma-informed curricula and programs focused on health and wellness, family engagement and early literacy. We also support increased access to effective education by providing professional development scholarships to early childhood educators. NBCDI, our National Affiliate Network and our members advocate for and inform education policies at the federal, state and local levels to ensure standards, regulations and resource allocations support equitable systems for Black children and families across the country.