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Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
Finding Solutions to Health Disparities

REACH Communities, 2007

Action Communities

  • ABOR University of Arizona, AZ
  • Community Health Councils, CA
  • Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, CA
  • Special Services for Groups, CA
  • YMCA of the Santa Clara Valley, CA
  • Wai’anae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board, HI
  • City of Chicago, IL
  • Southeast Chicago Development Commission, IL
  • Health Visions Midwest, Inc, IN
  • Center for Community Health, Education, & Research, MA
  • Children’s Hospital Corporation, MA
  • Intertribal Council of Michigan, Inc, MI, WI, MN, IN
  • Brooklyn Perinatal Network, Inc., NY
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, NC
  • YMCA of Greater Cleveland, OH
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • To Our Children’s Future with Health, Inc., PA
  • The Vernon J. Harris East End Community Health Center, VA
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
  • Seattle King County Department of Public Health, WA
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services, WV
  • Northern Arapaho Tribe, WY

CEED (Centers of Excellence in the Elimination of Health Disparities) Communities

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, AK, KY, LA, MS, TN
  • Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, CA
  • Public Health Institute, CA
  • The Regents of the University of California
  • University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, CO, AZ, NM, SC, WA, AK
  • Khmer Health Advocates, Inc, CT, MA, IL, CA, OR, FL
  • Morehouse School of Medicine, GA, NC, SC
  • University of Hawaii, HI
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
  • Boston Public Health Commission, MA
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, MA, Six New England States
  • Genesee County Health Department, MI, WI, IL, MN, IN, OH
  • Hidalgo Medical Services, NM
  • Institute for Urban Family Health, NY
  • The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
  • New York University School of Medicine, NY
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • Medical University of South Carolina, SC, GA, NC

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African Americans Who Have Had Their Cholesterol Checked

REACH 2010 Communities
2002: 75.9%
2003: 79.0%
2004: 79.3%
2005: 79.9%
2006: 84.0%

National Comparison (BRFSS)†
2002: 77.0%
2003: 77.0%
2004: 76.9%
2005: 77.3%
2006: 77.3%

African Americans (BRFSS)†
2002: 76.3%
2003: 76.3%
2004: 75.9%
2005: 75.3%
2006: 75.3%

* Data are for REACH communities with cardiovascular disease and diabetes projects.
† National comparison data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) include all racial and ethnic groups.

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Page last reviewed: March 21, 2008
Page last modified: March 21, 2008
Content source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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