The rich history has consistently affected significant changes to enhance the African American community’s health, education, business opportunities, promotional advancement and cultural diversity.
The inception of the African/African Ancestry Health and Heritage Month (AAAHHM) in 2016 was a response to the Call to Action initiated by the African/African Ancestry Community, the Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet and various stakeholders. The purpose of the Call to Action was to address long-standing racism that people of African/African Ancestry continue to experience within Santa Clara County. Much of this has been detailed and published in a Countywide African/African Ancestry Health Assessment Research Project in 2014.
Watch our most recent recap of our African/African Ancestry Health & Heritage Month Celebration