African American
Community Health Project

Founded in spring of 1998, ABC responded to the need forculturally appropriate education and outreach to African-Americans on the central coast. Our goals are to make a healthier African-American community through: Education, Support,  Advocacy and Leadership.

Our mission is to empower African-Americans to be active and informed health consumers and survivors through self-help activities and health education. We work to create a dialogue with the community at large about racial disparities in health and the need for cultural andracial sensitivity.

Ongoing Projects:

  • “Healthy for Life”, a series of health education lectures promoting healthy choices including nutrition, disease prevention and maintenance
  • “Sisters Reaching Sisters” & “Reaching Brothers”, tailored peer outreach promoting early cancer detection & screening
  • “Juneteenth Health Fair”, annual community health forum including general health information and free health screening held at Louden Center
  • Resource Library, support groups, 1 to 1 trained peer health outreach workers, university interns, community, church and salon outreach

Office hours: Tuesday/Thursday 9-4pm
Meetings: 1 Friday evening per quarter 7pm

Community Partners 5k/10k Santa Cruz

Community Foundation


Partnering Agencies

Help Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Public Libraries