Founded in 1989, the AAHC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and managed by the President and CEO, Corliss McKeever, MSW.
The African American Health Coalition began as an alliance of individuals, agencies, and organizations working together to address the health issues faced by African Americans in Portland, Oregon.
The work of the AAHC is undertaken with the firm belief that promoting and improving health among African Americans is best achieved through interventions that build capacity, and that strengthen, empower, and sustain healthy lifestyles among African Americans.
The African American Health Coalition’s numerous awards include:
- Community Partner of Excellence in 2008
- Spirit of Portland award for “Non-Profit of the Year in 2006″
- The Skanner: Rev. John H. Jackson Award in 2005
- The “Crystal Award” for efficient program spending in 2003
Board of Directors:
Corliss Mc Keever MSW
Ester Waverly MA (Board Chair)
Johnnie A. Gage MCED
Antonio Sherman ( Board Member)