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“The Sugars: Getting Real About African Americans and Diabetes”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 9, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- In celebration of California’s African American Women’s Health Legacy (AAWHL) Month in August, Yes2Kollege Educational Resources, Inc. (Yes2Kollege), and Blue Shield of California and it’s Black Employee Network and other community partners presents the 2ndAnnual “The Sugars”- Getting Real About African Americans & Diabetes Health Summit. The event, which includes panel discussions and a wellness fair, will be held at the Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center, 5451 Lemon Hill Ave, in Sacramento, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. August 18, 2018.
Dr. Flojaune Cofer, an industrious member of the African American health community, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Cofer is the Director of State Policy & Research for Public Health Advocates. Dr. Cofer is also a national authority on restorative justice, metabolic disease prevention, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Dr. Cofer will be addressing the effects of diabetes and obesity in the African American Community.
The free summit will feature the following:
● Diabetes specialist panel discussion and clinical trials/research discussion
● Panel discussion with diabetic patients
● Healthcare Screenings, Education, Resources, Vendors/Products
In 2015, the California Senate issued a Resolution and Sacramento County, issued a Proclamation dedicating the month of August, African American Women’s Health Legacy (AAWHL) month.
“In our community, it is known that African Americans have the highest disparities for the things that are bad for us, and the lowest disparities for the things that are good for us,” said Sharon Chandler, executive director of Yes2Kollege. “Most people have a family member, friend, or someone they know who has been diagnosed with diabetes,” she stated. August is California's African American Women's Health Legacy Month!
SOUL FOOD JUNKIES MOVIE
Free Admission & Free Popcorn
Bring your favorite chair, blanker and family!
Yes2Kollege Educational Resources, Inc. and the University of California Davis Health and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing present: The 3rd Annual Preserve Our Legacy: Advancing African Americans in Nursing Conference
This Free Conference will feature:
Keynote Speaker: Nurse Alice Benjamin, Clinical Nurse Specialist,
"America's Favorite Nurse"