African American Women's Health Legacy (AAWHL) sponsored it's 2nd Annual "The Sugars Summit highlighting health disparities affecting African Americans on Saturday, August 18, 2018 - at the Charles A. Jones Education & Career Center.
The owners of Kelley Farms hosted AAWHL families for an educational and fun day of learning and tasting how to eat healthier to combat a series of chronic diseases on Saturday, August 4, 2018
Each year the AAWHL sponsors a public showing of the hit documentary "Soul Food Junkies" to emphasize the importance of knowing our eating habits and the consequences of habits that have been passed down from generations.
Our 2018 conference included a tour of the new Betty Irene Moore Hall School of Nursing, with health screenings conducted by students in the School of Nursing’s Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, Keynote speaker, “America’s Favorite Nurse,” Nurse Alice Benjamin is a mom, wellness advocate, media personality, and entrepreneur. Specializing in cardiovascular health, she’s a nationally board certified and award-winning Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 20 years experience. Some of her television appearances include Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Dr. Drew, CNN, Fox and Friends, and much more.
Each month local women meet at the ever-changing Brickhouse Gallery to partake in "Whatever is on your mind, or on your heart" discussions. Past presentations have included, financial management, medicare, personal hygiene, field trips, art projects, health clinical trial presentations and recreation.
Opportunities for African American women to network and feel "safe" with their discussions are few and far between.
The first Friday of each month provides an opportunity for women to connect over a great breakfast to discuss their health, career, retirement, family and community concerns. Our Education Consultant, Toni Colley Perry says, "Until you've broken bread with someone, you haven't really met them".