Closing the Gap


Health Symposium

African Americans have a higher rate of chronic medical illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and certain types of cancers. This is often from a long-standing history of inequality which has had negative effects on social determinants of health (SDoH) such as access to healthy food, home and working conditions and income.

Fortunately, many of these problems can be prevented. The goal for our health symposia is to empower the African-American community with information and resources to preserve their health. We are fortunate to have these discussions led by our local healthcare experts.

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Topics that have been covered

  • Cancer Awareness and Screening
  • Men’s Health Issues
  • Tips on Establishing a Good Therapeutic Relationship with Your Doctor
  • Pain Management
  • Health Issues Facing Young Adults
  • Tips for Healthy Living
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Stress Management
  • Proper Nutrition and Exercise

Our Community Health Symposia will be presented this year as a Virtual Series

Please go to our Events page for registration details.