A just and fair society values every person and their health. Together with our partners, the Council on Black is redefining, reimagining, and realigning our vision for what’s possible because we know that all Black people will someday live safe, healthy, and happy lives.
We align partners around this vision for health equity through the Black Health Bill of Rights. This month, we’re celebrating its second anniversary. As we also recognize National Minority Health Month this April, the Council seeks to raise awareness of this critical framework and encourage more people and organizations to use it to guide actions to improve Black people’s health and well-being. These values and principles can be used to inform both strategic direction and as a daily guide, reminding all of us to honor Black people’s full humanity and lived experience in all aspects of providing resources and care that help achieve optimal health.
To date, dozens of organizations have endorsed the Black Health Bill of Rights, working alongside the Council as we advocate, educate, and promote solidarity and respect for every person, family, and community. Black Americans are worthy of affordable, high-quality, respectful healthcare. We must continue to take steps, large and small, to bring positive health outcomes to our communities.
Organizations that have endorsed the Black Health Bill of Rights (as of April 2023) are
September 2023 Convening
September 12-14, 2023