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. Test text        
       b. resources available to take positive actions to address health and wellness issues that respond to changes in eating habits and active living.  Test text


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)


 The Council provides me the ability to network with researchers from across the country that understand the root causes of health disparities and are dedicated to promoting health equity in the United States. I am constantly challenged to continue to make an impact with my research that will bring positive changes to Black communities nationwide.


Rebecca E. Hasson, Ph.D., FACSM
Associate Professor 
University of Michigan
Schools of Kinesiology and Public Health

I’m a member of the Council on Black Health because I believe in the self-determination and collective spirit of Black people, and I am inspired by the fortitude and work of its members. I have seen firsthand how they’ve created local and in some ways institutional and systemic change.


Jameta N. Barlow, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor in Women and Health
Department of Women and Gender Studies
Towson University

I’m honored to be affiliated with the Council on Black Health.  The members are not only scientists dedicated to improving the health of Black Americans, but they are highly collegial and approach their work with a team orientation. It’s like an extended family.


Deborah Young, PhD
Director of Behavioral Research in the Department of Research & Evaluation
at Kaiser Permanente Southern California