About ALHB

Who We Are

The African Leaders Health Board (ALHB) of Washington State is a group of African Immigrant and Refugee Leaders driven by the importance of the health and well-being of Africans in the state. We work together to address health inequity and strive to cultivate a healthier community. We engage and serve African immigrant and refugee communities in Washington State. Our primary audiences are the communities in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. We serve African immigrants from countries including South Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Zanzibar, Kenya, Cameroon, and Nigeria. We engage and serve community members in their native languages. These languages include Kiswahili, Mandingo, Kikuyu, Luo, Kisii, Luya, Kamba, Oromo, Nuer, Dinka, Bari, Kuku, Twi, Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo.

Our Mission

To advocate and achieve health equity in a culturally appropriate manner and create a healthier African Immigrant and Refugee community in Washington State

Our Vision

A healthier and self-sufficient African Immigrant and Refugee Community in Washington State.

Our Area Of Focus:

We champion and promote health equity for our communities to help close the inequality gap through:

● Community Data Collection, Assessment & Analysis
● Advocacy
● Outreach, Education, Navigation & Referrals
● Translation of Public Health Information
● Partnership & Collaboration for Provision of Services

Our Approach

We use a multifaceted approach to effect real change and create a Healthier community. We do so by advocating and providing health information and resources to the communities we serve, assisting them with understanding and navigating the local health system including access to health services, reducing stigma and structural barriers, and encouraging them to take an active approach in maintaining good physical, mental, and emotional health.

Meet the People Behind the Foundation

Our Team

Board of Directors

Our Members

Our Partners

Donate To ALHB

The African Leaders Health Board is committed to addressing and achieving health equity. Your donation helps us advocate for linguistically and culturally appropriate health systems, data collection, assessment and analysis, navigation, referrals, and education. Together we are transforming the lives of the African immigrants of Washington State.

Become A Volunteer

The African Leaders Health Board would not be able to do the work we do without the help of our heroic volunteers. We are always looking for motivated individuals with the desire to be the change they wish to see in the world. Volunteers assist with health education and cultural health events.