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.

Join us. Get involved. See what we have to offer to help you maximize your health and wellness.

Highlights from Last Year's Black Health and Healing Summit.

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.

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Quarterly Calendar

October — December 2016

A Night with the Divas and Dons Singing Jazz and Blues Returns

Sunday, November 13, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
An exciting lineup of stellar vocalists will perform.
Special early bird pricing available now.
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Job Announcement

Case Manager Position
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First Saturday Health Party

Saturday, October 1, 2016
9 a.m. – 12 Noon
601 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
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Rafiki's Passport to Wellness Program is Back

Achieve your health goals in 90 days!
October 4 through December 22, 2016
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To enroll contact Ty at 415.615.9945, ext 129, or email

Farcia Teaches Nia Classes

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in September
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., October – December
Rafiki Wellness Center
601 Cesar Chavez Street
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Mental Health Anti-Stigma Video

We are all important and there is no shame in asking for help.
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Are You Ready for PrEP?

PrEP 101 basics for preventing or controlling the spread of HIV.
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Protect Yourself!

A Daily PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) pill can prevent HIV infection.
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HIV Rates and Black Gay Men — Soaring Projections by the CDC

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Get tested.

Know Your Rights

Important information from LAMBDA Legal for the LGBTQ community.
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Donate Your Used Car or Vehicle to Benefit Rafiki Coalition

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Our Community Health Navigators Program Offers Free Health Care Assistance

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Our Community Report 2014-2015 is out!

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies

Offered by Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness.
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Space Rental Needed for Your Event?

We can help.
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Free Help Charts

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National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020

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Five Major Changes Since 2010.

Rafiki Housing for People Living with HIV/AIDS

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Yes, Black Gay Lives Matter

by Greg Millett, of Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR), posted by the Black AIDS Institute
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Brownfields Assessment Project looks at reuse, development and green open spaces

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HIV and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) videos from Project Inform

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Open Truth – Sugary Drinks Are Making Us Sick

Read about the campaign and how you can take action.

HIV and AIDS Among African American Youth

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

AIDS Treatment Cascade — the HIV/AIDS Care Continuum

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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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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

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