We changed our name! Formerly the African American Community Health Advisory Committee (AACHAC).


Questions About Our Name Change?

Over the past 18 months the Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council (BACHAC), formerly known as the African American Community Health Advisory Committee (AACHAC) has been on a journey of transformational change. These changes came about for several reasons:

  • Major changes in the financial and administrative support from our previous fiscal sponsors

  • Demographic trends and changes in the populations that we serve

  • Ongoing desire to build a sustainability infrastructure and stabilize funding sources

Read more details in our Open Letter.

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Taking Charge of the Unknown:
Dementia Care 101
Telephone Seminars: Noon - 1:00PM

  • Ever wondered about Alzheimer’s?

  • Do you understand and know how to respond to Dementia Related Behaviors?

  • How can you get finances in order when dealing with Dementia?

To get answers and resources, we invite you to take part in three one-hour telephone seminars on dementia care.

This is a great opportunity for caregivers who aren’t able to attend in-person educational opportunities due to their caregiving responsibilities and daily schedules. These free seminars offer practical information and support from dementia experts. There will also be time dedicated to Q&A.

Register online here to receive the dial in phone number and access code or call Karla Fields at 925.444.0474

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Our Vision

BACHAC’s vision is to eliminate health disparities through innovative models of health education and services across generations and diverse communities.

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By the Numbers


Our Impact

Founded in 1995 with purpose and persistence, BACHAC has become a center of excellence in our community and a model for others. Over the years we have explored new ways to meet the needs of thousands around the Bay Area. We have been fortunate to cultivate a strong base of corporate funders, nonprofit organizations, and faith-based organizations who share our values.



55,000 thousand individuals reached and influenced since 1995

Through advocacy, health education programs, and the implementation of an annual signature event, BACHAC provides a holistic approach to addressing health disparities with the goal of eradicating activities and environmental threats that lead to negative health outcomes.



core volunteers

What we do would not be possible without the generous contributions of time and energy from more than 40 loyal members of our all-volunteer committee and 200+ dedicated community volunteers.



generated 20,000+ hours of community service

Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with concentration in San Mateo County

Our Programs

BACHAC’s events, workshops and health fairs feature a full range of resources. Our programs and seminars offer comprehensive health information from respected and experienced professionals. Learn more about your own health and how to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle!


health screenings

Our Annual Church Screenings include administering flu shots and checking blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose at community churches. See more.

off to a good start

Off to a Good Start is an annual physical activity and nutrition program emphasizing the importance of at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. See more here.

soul stroll

Soul Stroll, BACHAC’s premier Signature Event, was established in 2002 to increase awareness about good nutrition and physical activity. Learn more.

men’s health symposium

Since its inception, our annual Men’s Health Symposium: Men Reaching Men includes a full day of activities open to men throughout the Bay Area. See details.


Ways to Give

BACHAC counts on the support of individuals, corporations, mid- and small sized companies, community-based organizations, nonprofit health organizations, governmental agencies, health educators, institutions of higher learning, and the faith community to expand our work. With your help, we’ll continue to make a difference and plant seeds for a healthier world! Learn how you can become a part of our mission to share knowledge for life.


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Volunteer opportunities

The generous contributions of time and energy by BACHAC volunteers makes all the difference. If you are energized to help people achieve healthier lifestyles and make meaningful behavioral changes, come and join us at BACHAC!

Make a Donation

What we do would not be possible without the generous support of individuals and companies. If you would like to become a sponsor of BACHAC or support one of our programs, we welcome the chance to talk with you!