Who We Are

AAAHCT strives to be a positive force in eliminating health inequities in Central Texas.

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The Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas (AAAHCT) is a community-based nonprofit organization located in Austin, Texas. AAAHCT was initially founded due to a recognized need for an entity that continually focuses on improving health outcomes for Blacks in the Central Texas region. Like other parts of the U.S., Central Texas has a disproportionate number of Blacks living with, and dying prematurely from, preventable diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and infant mortality.

AAAHCT recognizes that improving health outcomes cannot occur without utilizing the strengths, knowledge and skills of those most directly impacted by the conditions we seek to change. Our programs focus on the prevention of illness and disease through education, access to health services and community resources, and environmental and policy change. AAAHCT strives to be a positive force in eliminating health inequities in Central Texas.