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African American Community Initiative


African American Community Initiative (AACI)

The Mission

The mission of the African American Community Initiative is to become a known resource for African American Community members facing challenges with finding and utilizing mental health services, while addressing inequalities faced by African Americans in our county.  Our vision is to build a community driven support system for reducing mental health and substance use treatment disparities, and the stigma of mental illness.  

Be a part of the solution!

Join the African American Community Initiative as we work to increase awareness of mental health and substance use issues and promote wellness and recovery .We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meeting.  We meet every second Tuesday of the month on the 2nd floor of the Central Clinic Administration Building in conference room 209 at 2000 Alameda De Las Pulgas, San Mateo from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact Talisha Racy or Tennille Tucker for more information

The African American Community Initiative is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

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Upcoming AACI Events

The African American Community Initiative has established a partnership with the African American Community Health Advisory Council (AACHAC). Since 1995 the African-American Community Health Advisory Committee has been working with businesses, corporations, community-based organizations, health educators and the faith community to create an awareness of the major health concerns affecting African-Americans and to actively seek and promote a more healthful lifestyle.

This February, join the AACI to learn about health disparities that impact the African American community, available resources, learn to empower yourself and others to improve and maintain a spirit of wellness, and hear stories from participants brought to you by the Photovoice Project.

Event Details:

Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

East Palo Alto Community Church
2201 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Dianna Villegas, AACI Intern