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About Us

Harambee is an African Swahil word that means, "Let's Pull together"

         Our Mission is to 
Build Healthy Lives in Communities-in-Need
Our vision is that all persons will engage in healthy behaviors, live in an environment that supports health, and have appropriate access to quality health care.  Our programs are designed to improve these three life altering forces. 

We are guided by an innovative, inter-professional team that is passionate about improving the health of persons living in distressed communities    

Harambee Health Center. Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization, incorporated in March 2012.    We moved to 800 South Preston Street, Louisville, KY 40203 at the Youth Build Louisville site.

Health programs currently include:
  1. Harambee for Hearts - New Directions/Shelby Park  (to develop healthy behaviors that prevent heart disease),  funded by the Good Samaritan Foundation Inc. a ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. 
  2. St. William's Apartment Wellness Clinic @ New Direction Housing Corporation's (NDHC) with outreach to  Brandeis Learning Center and Heverin House sites in West Louisville.
  3. Coming Soon: Urgent/Convenient Care Clinic, Mental Health Wellness, HIV Prevention Counseling and Testing
To prepare for the future, we also:
  1. Provide clinical opportunities for health care students.
  2. Seek new and better ways to provide health care to under-served persons 
Collaborating Organizations:  New Directions Housing Corporation, Inc., Youth Build Louisville,  University of Louisville Hospital/Kentucky One, four Schools of Nursing, Sullivan College of Pharmacy, Community Health Partners for Sustainability &  National Nursing Center Consortium, Inc.  
  • Member:  Kentucky and Louisville Centers for Non-Profit Excellence
  • Accounting Firm: Eiche, Smith & Company, Inc.
  • Attorney: Glenn Bossmeyer
Program Recognition
Harambee is an American Academy of Nursing "EdgeRunner" program, an innovative health care program that offers new ideas to improve the health of the nation. nation. 

Video About Harambee
The American Academy of Nursing produced the video below to highlight Harambee's history, needs of low income communities and financial stresses. (See  video below).  We are happy to report that due to the strong support of several organizations, Harambee currently in a stronger position. We leave this video to remind all that we need support to continue our work.

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