The Consortium of African American Public Health Programs (CAAPHP) is a coalition of public health programs and schools established and operating at 10 of the nation's leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
CAAPHP's mission is to strengthen collaboration among public health professionals at HBCUs to enhance the health status of people of color.
CAAPHP's goal is to provide leadership in eliminating health disparities and promoting social justice through advocacy, public health education, partnerships, innovative research and mentorship. CAAPHP aims to develop partnerships with funders, researchers, political partners and government leaders that foster advocacy of health equity and social justice through academic research and community service.
CAAPHP was established in 1999 in Chicago, IL at the 127th Annual APHA Meeting with the theme of Celebrating A Century of Progress in Public Health. CAAPHP was first convened by Morgan State University under the leadership of Dr. Yvonne Bronner. Since then, CAAPHP has also been led by the Morehouse School of Medicine and Florida A&M University. Most recently, Bethune-Cookman University was named the coordinating site.