The Council on Black Health (CBH) continuously seeks to develop solutions that increase health equity and reverse health inequities that affect Black communities. Our members are at the forefront of conducting research that challenges conventional wisdom related to changing health outcomes in Black communities. CBH sees research as a way to develop and evaluate novel solutions that work in metropolitan areas with large Black populations as well as rural Black communities. We strive to make research actionable.

The model shown in the diagram below, calls for reflection on several different types of community-level factors that, in combination, influence:
a. eating habits and physical activity and, ultimately, a host of health and wellness issues.
b. resources available to take positive actions to address health and wellness issues that respond to changes in eating habits and active living.


The research conducted by Council on Black Health (CBH) members provides unique insights for understanding and resolving Black community health problems.


Expanding the Obesity Research Paradigm to Reach African American Communities

Sensitizing Black Adult and Youth Consumers to Targeted Food Marketing Tactics in Their Environments

Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption on Black Americans’ Health  

Targeting Food and Beverage TV Ads at Minority and Low Income Children

Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: Statistics and Strengths-Based Solutions in the State of Pennsylvania (See Pg 26 – Achieving Healthy Weight And Freedom From Obesity-Related Health Problems In Black Children: A Call To Action)