(Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health)

In 2018, RAO Community Health (formally known as Rosedale Assistance & Opportunities) was awarded the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This five year grant is designed to identify and address the racial and ethnic health disparities among two targeted populations: African Americans (priority) and Asian Americans (secondary). We have selected five counties in North Carolina as targeted geographic locations: Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Iredell, and Anson.

As a chosen recipient of the REACH grant, we are looking to bring together members of the communities that we will be serving to build and/or expand a powerful community coalition to plan and carry out the three program strategies:

    • Nutrition
    • Physical Activity
    • Community-Clinical Linkages

To learn more about the CDC and the REACH Grant, click here.

REACH work plan


  • REACH grant Quarterly Newsletter – April 2020


Bernard Davis

REACH Principle Investigator

Ashley Carmenia

REACH Program Director

Keila Marlin

REACH Community-Clinical Linkages Manager

Elliott Royal

REACH Nutrition Program Manager

Chinue Hinds-Hazelwood

REACH Communications Manager

Dafe Omerhi

REACH Data Manager

Jasmine Dingle

REACH Program Assistant