About State of Black Health

The State of Black Health National Conference convened public health professionals, social justice leaders and community advocates in pursuit of health equity for African Americans. The inaugural annual event kicked off in Atlanta and examined the core influences on health including economic, institutional, and social inequalities.


The meeting developed a cohesive policy platform that addressed chronic disease and other health challenges unique to African Americans. We equipped attendees with an actionable plan for improving Black health in their respective regions and energize a move toward achieving positive health outcomes for African Americans.

The State of Black Health National Conference is proudly presented by NAATPN, Inc. in partnership with the National Medical Association, National Urban League and the Southeastern Health Equity Council.


High unemployment and low living wages affect our wallets and our health. Discover what's being done about it and how we can make these issues a public health priority. 


African-Americans continue to bear the greatest burden of chronic diseases, heart disease and new HIV infections. We can all play a role in changing that.


Actions taken at the community, state and federal levels will be defining factors in our progress toward health equity. Examine what is helping and what is hurting.

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