African Communities Public Health Coalition (ACPHC)
ACPHC partners with communities and other public service agencies, to anticipate the community’s problems, with the goal, of preventing or promoting safety, stability, health, and well-being. These initiatives focus on a number of groups including newly arrived refugees, the elderly, youth in the risk situations, and children. Through the village healing ways (VHW) program community members become ‘lay-experts’ on mental health issues and immigration. The agency also helps with linkage to care and other social service provisions.