Rafiki Coalition - San Francisco

Building a Healthy Black Community since 1986

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Welcome to Rafiki Coalition for Health & Wellness

The Black Coalition on AIDS has formally evolved into the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness — reflecting a rich history of community service while embracing the changing needs of our community. Our commitment to HIV/AIDS remains strong. However, our new name better reflects our diverse service menu and our core mission, which is to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and eliminate health disparities in San Francisco’s Black and marginalized communities. Rafiki Coalition strives to achieve this focus by providing health and wellness services including, but not limited to, transitional housing, health education, advocacy, health case management and other health-promoting activities.

Rafiki Coalition has been a pioneer since 1986 in providing health education, advocacy and services to San Francisco's Black community. We have accumulated the depth and breadth of experience to serve the local community as health and outreach needs continue to evolve.

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Recent Events

The following two events are displayed in the slideshow below (photos by Malik Ali).

Black Health & Healing Summit:
We the People, Exercising Our Power

This all-day summit attracted close to 300 participants and included discussions on public policies and health issues in Rafiki Coalition's targeted community, as well as a variety of panel discussions and workshops. Health screenings and complementary and alternative therapies were also provided.

Soulful Summer Soirée

This event was Rafiki Coalition’s annual fundraiser and community awards event. Community award recipients included Mary Ann Jones (Naomi Gray Leadership Award), Carnell Freeman (Visionary Donor of the Year Award), and Hugo Calderon (Volunteer of the Year Award).


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Rafiki Coalition Quarterly Calendar

January– March 2015
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First Saturday Health Party

Saturday, February 7, 2015
9 a.m. – 12 Noon
Rafiki Coalition
601 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

"Our Health Matters" – A Town Hall Meeting
Friday, February 6, 2015
6 p.m.
Glide Memorial – Freedom Hall
330 Ellis St., San Francisco
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Patient Navigator Training

Learn how to better navigate the health care system to get vital resources you and others need.
Thursday and Friday, March 19 - 20, 2015
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Conference room 1407
550 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
Registration fee: $995 Click to register For more info contact Maxine at (415) 615-9945 or email.

Open Truth – Sugary Drinks Are Making Us Sick

Read about the campaign and how you can take action.

Rafiki Coalition Launches Passport [+]

Join us on a 90-day path to better health and wellness.
First session begins Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
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HIV and AIDS Among African American Youth

Read CDC Fact Sheet.
Get tested - know your status!

Meet Rafiki Coalition's Bayview Healthy Hero, Javarré Wilson

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AIDS Treatment Cascade — the HIV/AIDS Care Continuum

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Brownfields Assessment Project looks at reuse, development and green open spaces

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Tackling Diabetes with a Bold New Dietary Approach

Neil Barnard at TEDxFremont
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"Sugar: The Bitter Truth"

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Rafiki Housing for People Living with HIV/AIDS

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Healthy Eating at Local Farmers' Markets

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Rafiki Coalition’s Wish List

Items you can donate to Rafiki Coalition.
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AACHEC Releases Community Diagnosis Reports and Policy Recommendations

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Learn About Hepatitis C

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Donate Your Used Car to Benefit Rafiki Coalition

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Free Help Charts

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