Help Enrich African American Lives Coalition (HEAAL)

For a more in depth look at the the Tanner Community Development Corporation HEAAL program visit heaalaz.org


HEAAL Vision

To promote a community that embodies every aspect of health and wellness in all communities. 

HEAAL Mission

To enrich the quality of African American lives through community engagement and collaboration.  To identify needs and develop prevention strategies that support healthy decision making for better lifestyle outcomes.


To increase the adult and youth perception of harm of African American youth substance misuse of alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs and identify the associated risk/protective factors.  Increase awareness of suicide and available community mental health prevention and treatment services among African American individuals and families in Maricopa County


Community Education

HEAAL Coalition staff and volunteers coordinate facilitated instruction and training that include:

Youth related Marijuana and Alcohol Prevention Education


Prescription (Rx) Drugs


Trauma Informed Care


Suicide Awareness and Prevention

  • Increase awareness of suicide and available community mental health prevention and treatment services among African American individuals and families in Maricopa County.

  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention offers workshops, seminars, and community forums that enrich and empower our community.


Community Forums

  • Semi-annual discussions with the community at large on behavioral and physical health issues.


Community Based Process



The coalition’s membership represents 12 Community Sectors which brings a diverse and wide range of resources to the group.  The sectors, (which are required by our funders), are Youth, Parents, Business, Media, School, Youth Serving Org., Law Enforcement, Religious/Fraternal Org., Civic/Volunteer Org., Healthcare Professional, State/Local/Tribal Govt., Other Org. involved in reducing substance misuse.



  • Community Education
  • Marketing/Membership
  • Suicide Awareness & Prevention
  • Sustainability
  • Youth Advisory Board (YAB, adults)
  • Youth Taking Charge (YTC, youth ages 12-17)



The Help Enrich African American Lives (HEAAL) Coalition is funded by Mercy Care, Drug Free Communities (DFC), and The Governor’s Office on Youth, Faith, and Family (GOYFF).  (Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC) is the fiscal agent)

 Tanner Community Development CorporationMercy CareDrug Free CommunitiesGovernors Office On Youth Faith and Family





  • Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Maricopa Elder Behavioral Health Advocacy Coalition
  • Safe Out Coalition
  • South Mountain WORKS Coalition
  • Tempe Coalition
  • Urban Indian Coalition
  • Way Out West Coalition




The Spark of Our Start

The HEAAL Coalition began as a program of the Tanner Community Development Corperation. Within the last 10 years we have served a geographical area bounded by Camelback Road to the north, 48th Street to the east, South Mountain Range to the south, and 83rd Avenue to the west with enrichment opportunities for the African Diaspora.

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Management of personal data

You can view or edit your personal data online for many of our services. You can also make choices about our collection and use of your data. How you can access or control your personal data will depend on which services you use. You can choose whether you wish to receive promotional communications from our web site by email, SMS, physical mail, and telephone. If you receive promotional email or SMS messages from us and would like to opt out, you can do so by following the directions in that message. You can also make choices about the receipt of promotional email, telephone calls, and postal mail by submitting a request via our contact form. To unsubscribe from our newsletter you may do so via our unsubscribe link found at the footer of our websites. You may also contact our HEAAL Team via letter or phone and request subscription changes or opt-in or out of services. These choices do not apply to mandatory service communications that are part of certain web site services.

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