Jefferson County, AL

For more information and to become involved, please contact:
Team Lead
Dr. Monica L. Baskin
Joanice Thompson, Partnership Coordinator

Team Profile Summary

The Jefferson County Collaborative for Health Equity serves Jefferson County, Alabama, the most populous county in the state. Our team seeks to improve the health and quality of life of community residents by identifying and intervening on conditions in the natural, built, and social environments (e.g., environmental health risks, food access, employment, education, poverty, housing) linked to increased risk for chronic diseases and conditions (e.g., diabetes, cancer, heart disease, obesity). Leveraging our collaborative partnerships, we particularly focus on reducing or eliminating health disparities through informed public policy debates, outreach and education, and community-based programs and projects designed to improve the social, economic, and physical environmental conditions in which Jefferson County residents live, go to school, work, work and/or play.

Community Partners: (in alphabetical order)

  • Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of Minority Health
  • Birmingham Metro Diversity Coalition
  • City of Birmingham Planning Commission
  • Congregations for Public Health, Inc.*
  • Deep South Network for Cancer Control
  • DuBois Institute
  • Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH)
  • Jefferson County Health Action Partnership
  • Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF)
  • REV Birmingham, Inc.
  • United Way of Central Alabama
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Division of Preventative Medicine
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center

*Founding Member