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Realizing Healthy Black Communities


To develop and promote solutions that achieve healthy Black Communities

Our Expertise


CBH makes a lasting and sustainable impact on health outcomes in the Black community by conducting, identifying, and disseminating research that is relevant to black health.


By collaborating with Black and other organizations, CBH increases its ability to influence policymakers and key decision-makers as well as inform the general public about overcoming health disparities in the Black community.

Leadership Development

CBH provides members with leadership and career development experiences that enhances their impact on Black communities and ensure CBH’s ability to fulfill its mission.

About Us

The Council on Black Health (CBH) seeks to have a significant impact on health in Black communities through collaboration, discovery, and innovation. Formerly known as the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN), the Council builds on AACORN’s 15-year legacy of developing and distributing information about ways to improve the health status of Black Americans. CBH is buoyed by its dedicated members, located in 22 U.S. communities and is led by its founder, Shiriki Kumanyika.

Our Core Values

CBH’s mission will be realized by a collaborative effort on the part of communities, members, partners, and funders. The core values of CBH are the foundation of this effort. CBH aspires to foster and sustain healthy Black communities through an intentional collaborative multi-sector approach.