phone 409-771-2772
Welcome to GICRAC

Gatekeepers for Health and Well-Being Among African Americans in Galveston

icon What We Do

Community-Based Participatory Research - Research and services by, with, and for those persons most effected by problems; research with the goal of making change to improve health and well-being.

icon Our MISSION

We are gatekeepsers for the health and well-being of African Americans in Galveston County, committed to advocating, participating, and endorsing health research and services. We must participate in the selection, design and results sharing of research.

iconWhy We Do It

To give people a voice in the research and services for problems that effect them...



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  • Community Listening Tours
    Posted by : Ruffin

    During 2009, GICRAC conducted Community Listening Tours in Galveston County to talk with community members aobut health in their immediate areas[...]

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  • GICRAC's Future: 2009 and Beyond
    Posted by : Ruffin

    GICRAC has made itself a list of actions to take within the Galveston County area and throughout the Gulf Coast region[...]

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  • GICRAC Accomplishments: 2005 - 2009
    Posted by : Ruffin

    As of 2014, GICRAC had multiple events to list in its portfolio. Most notibly are the accomplishments made near their beginning in the years 2005 - 2009. Some of these important events took place in the midst of a Galveston crisis -- Hurricane Ike[...]

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  • GICRAC's Proposed New Website and Blog
    Posted by : Ruffin

    Galveston's GICRAC, a long-standing community action group, enters a new era as it schedules a roll-out of its new set of online properties: a website, blog, and various social media channels[...]

We are located in Galveston, TX, U.S.A.

For more information, please contact:

icon 1 Galveston TX, 77550

icon 2 John Cooks, Chair... (409) 771-2772

icon 2 Sally Coleman, Proposal Coordinator... (409) 457-3441

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Some of these [health] problems are like GOLIATH!... I wish we had known sooner [about various research projects]... I am committed to doing whatever it takes

  • partner 1

    UTMB's Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

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    St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities

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    Galveston County Community Action Agency

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    Galveston County Housing Authority

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    Galveston County Health Department