Become a Member

Council on Black Health Membership Levels


Individual members are those who agree with the purpose, mission, and objectives of this organization.


Individual, Emeritus

Emeritus members have reached the age of 70, are retired, and have had at least 10 years of active service to the organization.



If you are currently enrolled full-time in a college, university or post-doctoral training program, Student/Trainee Membership includes the same benefits and services we offer to Individual members. Student/trainee members must provide educational or postdoctoral program information and dates on their membership application.


Organizational Membership, General

(4 people per organization)

Organizations include academic institutions, governmental agencies, funders, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and advocacy organizations.


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The Council on Black Health recognizes the importance of creating sustainable and interdependent relationships within Black communities and with the organizations that originate in Black communities in order, to make a significant impact on Black health outcomes. Building healthy Black communities requires the collective effort of researchers and organizations that serve Black interests working with members of Black communities.

Many of the social determinants of health that plague Black communities are rooted in historical inequities and contemporary discriminatory policies and practices. These injustices have manifested themselves as food deserts, reduced access to recreational facilities, and disproportionate environmental hazards that affect the lives and health prospects of Black people residing in underserved communities.

The Council on Black Health develops partnerships within Black communities to create solutions that help reverse negative health trends, and that support positive health and well-being. The Council on Black Health sees health disparities and health equity in Black communities as a social justice concern that we can conquer together.

Council on Black Health Members

The Council on Black Health develops partnerships to work with organizations and individuals to achieve healthy Black communities. The health-related challenges facing Black communities are complex and dynamic. By developing partnerships, we can achieve positive and lasting changes in health-related outcomes in Black communities.

The Council offers rigorous and relevant research and expertise that can help Black individuals and organizations support the communities they serve. By becoming a partner with CBH, you and/or your organization can become part of a movement to overcome persistent disparities in health and achieve health equity among Black Americans.

Membership Benefits

  • Connection with colleagues who share your passion for collaboration, innovation, and dissemination, with a focus on social justice, to improve Black health
  • Interact with the leading experts in Black health
  • Work with community leaders, program planners, policy makers, advocates, and other scholars to advance Black health solutions
  • Create a collective impact by using your voice to influence programs and policy on key issues that impact Black health
  • Discounted rates for CBH events
  • Affordable training and technical assistance through the CBH Consultancy Network
  • Regular updates on funding opportunities related to improving Black health, CBH events, and the latest research and developments related to Black health
  • Support and promote CBH initiatives at local, regional, state, and national levels
  • Provide expert review of proposed community initiatives and research proposal