A nation committed to the elimination of health disparities, the facilitation of health and equal access to quality health and health care resources regardless of race, ethnicity or socio-economic status.
To increase the capacity of underserved racial and ethnic communities across the U.S. to achieve health equity.
The National REACH Coalition (NRC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Washington, DC, was funded in 2004 to support a network of community-based organizations spanning across 50 states and U.S. territories and committed to achieving racial and ethnic health equity.
Racial/Ethnic Groups We Serve:
Each organization utilizes community-driven and evidence and/or practice-based strategies to identify and address the social determinants of health disparities among racial/ethnic populations across the nation.
The NRC supports organizations in developing community-centered, racially and ethnically appropriate interventions that are practice/evidence based to advance a social model of environmental, programmatic, and infrastructural change at the local, state and national levels.
Key principles of any intervention includes the following:
- Impacted communities are actively engaged and participate in all stages of decision making, research, evaluation, policy and program development
- Community interventions are culturally relevant and address the effects of racism and inequalities in the socio-economic status of each community
- All efforts are designed to support collaboration and equity in partnerships between traditional researchers, public health agencies and local communities
- Resources are invested in local community organizations to build and sustain community capacity and increase the evidence for community-based interventions through documentation and dissemination.