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Greetings, I'm Yvonka Hall, Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition. The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition was established to address disparities in education, employment, housing, and health in the African American community by working to educate, advocate for, and empower the community. The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition Board of Directors, Advisory Committee and friends would like to thank Aetna for nominating us for the Voices of Health Award. The Voices of Health Award will ensure that the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition continues to do the great work that we have already started in the community and continue to do work into the future. We would like to thank you again for nominating us for your Voices of Health Award.
The first coalition in the state of Ohio focused on addressing African American disparities in education, employment, housing, and health while working to educate, advocate for, and empower.
Our group's mission is to address disparities in education, employment, housing and health by educating, advocating for and empowering the 596,142 African Americans who live, work, play, and pray in Northeast Ohio.
The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (NEOBHC) was formed in 2011 and became a non-profit 501(c)(3) in 2015. The NEOBHC is the first organization in the State of Ohio dedicated to addressing health disparities in the black community.
NEOBHC's strength is in its ability to work across multiple sectors utilizing partnerships to specifically meet the unique needs of African Americans in Northeast Ohio. NEOBHC holds the following guiding principles for:
a. Health and Health Care Disparities Elimination
b. Capacity Building
c. Community Empowerment