Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH 2010)

Concluded: 9/30/2007



Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH 2010)
"A Healthy Community Starts with You"

Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Improvement Strategies for African Americans in Portland, Oregon

The REACH 2010 is a demonstration project advancing effective community-driven strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities at 36 sites across the country. This three-year program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, within the US Department of Health and Human Services. The African American Health Coalition (AAHC) is the grantee in Portland, Oregon.

The AAHC will develop and implement culturally appropriate, community-driven programs to identify the causes of health disparities in the Portland community and the best means of delivering preventive and clinical services. The Regional Research Institute for Human Services at Portland State University is partnering with the AAHC to provide evaluation support for the demonstration project. Evaluation of REACH 2010 will take place at both the national and local levels. Programs will be evaluated on their effectiveness in the following areas: building community capacity, developing targeted actions, improving health systems and agents of change, decreasing risk behaviors and increasing protective behaviors, and reducing disparity-related illness and death.

Related Links

African American Health Coalition
Centers for Disease Control