The Coalition for African American Health and Wellness (CAAHW) is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers from various agencies, organizations and churches in Tucson, Arizona. CAAHW was founded by the Pima County Health Department (PCHD) in 1997, whose purpose is to promote and protect the health of county residents.
The goal of the CAAHW is to provide health information and resources to the African American community and the medically underserved regarding common diseases, physical and emotional violence, and substance abuse, and to improve access to primary health care and behavioral health supports.
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In June 1997 Public Health Nursing, a division of the PCHD, had a meeting to identify whom they were not seeing or serving at clinics in Pima County. They identified the population as persons of Asian, American Indian and African American heritage. A group of organizations and other agency contacts was assembled to brainstorm possible ways to reach these populations.
CAAHW is grateful for the funding and support of various individuals and community organizations among which are United Supreme Council, S.J. Charitable Foundation, NAACP, Dunbar Pavilion, TIHAN, Pima County Health Department, AZ Complete Health, the U of A, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance Health and Wellness (IMAHW), Interfaith Community Services (ICS) as well as local churches.