What Is ACHIEVE

ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation and Environmental Change) Coalition is a group of multi-sectoral partners who have a collective vision of ending health inequities in chronic diseases for African-Americans and African immigrants/refugees in Multnomah County.

Their History  

Since forming back in 2009, the coalition has advocated for the use of communication, policy, system and environmental (PSE) change strategies to improve health outcomes for the Black population of Multnomah County. They have worked to increase access to healthy foods, improve community design by connecting safe and accessible places for physical activity, offering tobacco cessation programming and breastfeeding support in the places people live, work, worship and study. ACHIEVE coalition accomplishments over the years include:

  • Community policy and environmental assessments in over 60 community settings across jurisdictions
  • Policies and space changes implemented in over 20 faith settings 
  • Co-development of the Multnomah County Healthy Retail Initiative
  • Tobacco retail licensure with an extensive community engagement process
  • Successful REACH grant application

The ACHIEVE Partners

Get Involved

All ACHIEVE Coalition meetings are open for the public to attend. If you would like to receive event information for a future ACHIEVE meeting or just hear more about what the group is doing, feel free to contact either of the ACHIEVE co-facilitators: