(Formerly National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer)

900 N. Broad Street First Floor

Philadelphia, PA  19130


The mission of the National Behavioral Leadership Initiative on Chronic Diseases (NBLIC) is to empower underserved communities of color to experience improved health equity and wellness making possible the reduction of cancer and chronic conditions and diseases in those communities.
NBLIC is committed to increase health parity through education, health promotion, advocacy and research.
NBLIC (beginning in 1996 as the National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer) has a rich history of providing services to the black and other communities of color.  Collaborative programs and projects with educational, academic, health providers and health care institutions were formed to address community needs.

burden of cancer for African Americans.

  • Mobilize leadership in Philadelphia and throughout the state to reduce disparities.
  • Represent the interest of the Black Community to public forums to assure that the priorities of prevention, health promotion and quality medical care are clearly defined objectives of social policy.