Creating Partnerships to Increase Access for African American San Mateo County Residents

In honor of Black History Month, this Saturday, February 21st the African American Community Initiative (AACI) of the Office of Diversity and Equity, in partnership with the African American Community Health Advisory Council (AACHAC), will host its 7th annual Black History Month Summit with the theme “Mental Health Wellness: The Key to Complete Health.”  The event will take place at the East Palo Alto Community Church on 2201 University Avenue in East Palo Alto.  The goal of this event is to help increase access to behavioral health and recovery services among African American residents in San Mateo County.

Join us for the keynote address as Dr. Donna Barnes, Ph.D. speaks about barriers to treatment, suicide awareness, and surviving and thriving after treatment. We hope you’ll join us for this free event!

For more information about the Summit or AACI, contact Amina Burrell, Co-Chair, at (650) 573-2610 or email her at

AACI meets every 2nd Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 225 37th Ave, San Mateo.