Public Health

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) administers several programs which focus on the importance of preventive health. These programs have educated hundreds about vital health-related issues, provided access to resources and testing and started many underserved individuals on their paths to improved health and wellness.

  • Health Policy

    As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is implemented across the nation, African Americans continue to be affected by historical disparities of access to health care. African Americans must know and understand their rights and benefits under the ACA to make critical informed decisions about quality health care treatment, access, and opportunity. The Center for Policy Analysis and Research (CPAR) raises awareness about how the new health care law benefits and empowers African Americans to receive quality and affordable health care.

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  • Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative

    African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV and AIDS of any racial or ethnic group in the nation. In 2009, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation joined forces with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and 18 of the nation’s leading organizations as part of the Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI) in order to increase HIV testing, awareness, knowledge and action among African Americans. To date, we've partnered with more than 45 organizations to organize HIV-related town halls, briefings, conferences and trainings across the country, testing more than 1,200 people and creating HIV prevention messaging for more than 187 million people.