General Information

This Pfizer Foundation — Social Determinants of Health Grant project has three specific focus areas – to improve health literacy, to provide health education, and to promote behaviors that prevent disease or reverses its impact in the Black community. The Council on Black Health is targeting the efforts of this project to specific subgroups. Local health leaders from the Council on Black Health Chapter Site cities have identified a number of populations within the Black community in which to focus. Our goal is to supply typically overlooked populations with accurate health information from trusted sources that is carefully tailored to feel relevant and relatable.


Trusted Health Navigator (THN) teams address health literacy in at risk Black communities in the context of social needs

  • Engage networks and stakeholders in developing THN teams (COVID messaging, chronic disease prevention and racism in health)
  • Create/adapt COVID-19 information and resource for Black communities
  • Pilot effectiveness of using THN teams to disseminate information

Project Activities

Health Literacy in the Black Community

  • Social and political determinant of health
  • Advocacy and policy
  • Media and storytelling
  • Health communcations 101

Establish Community Networks

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Atlanta, GA

Navigator Training

  • 100 hours coursework
  • 80 hours practicum
  • 20 hours asset mapping training

Listening Sessions

  • Middle school students
  • High school students
  • college students/emerging adults
  • Older adults
  • Black men
  • Black women
  • Youth aging out of foster care

Health information dissemination

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