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Community Hero Action Group Hosts Fourth Annual Community Health Conference and Festival

April 13.
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Community Hero Action Group Hosts Fourth Annual Community Health Conference and Festival

In recognition of National Minority Health Month: A Week of Reconnection and Restoration

PHILADELPHIA – Community Hero Action Group (CHAG) will host its fourth annual Pennsylvania Black Health Matters Conference.  This free four-day-long hybrid conference will hold a festival on Saturday, April 13th, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST held at Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, with live entertainment, dancing, food, giveaways, health demos, a voting lounge, the “Woosah” area, and more. The remaining days of the conference include a line-up of prominent speakers such as Senator Art Haywood, Commissioner Omar Sabir, and Keisha Hudson, Philadelphia Chief Defender. Daily topics span from health policy to chronic disease and the interrelatedness of social issues. Participants are encouraged to register via CHAG’s website to receive details about the full line-up.

The 2024 PA Black Health Matters Conference theme, “Release and Restore,” centers around mental wellness. In a world filled with stress and anxiety, this year’s conference aims to guide attendees in the art of releasing emotional burdens and negative thought patterns that may be holding them back. By acknowledging and addressing past traumas and daily pressures, participants will learn techniques for letting go and finding peace within themselves. Additionally, the conference emphasizes the importance of restoring one’s inner well-being by reigniting passions and rediscovering what brings joy and fulfillment. Through workshops, discussions, and resources, attendees will be empowered to build a strong mental and emotional health foundation.

Calendar of Events

FRIDAY, April 12, 2024, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Temple University Atrium | 1755 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Activities | Giveaways | Mental Wellness Resources

The Campus Joy Hub


SATURDAY, April 13, 2024, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Health in Action Festival

DJ Diamond Kuts will be in the house on the ones and twos! So come on out and get your dance on. Live entertainment will be provided throughout the day, including a DJ, food, giveaways, raffles, chair massages, face painting, a 360-degree Photo Booth, health screenings, and more.


MONDAY, April 15, 2024, 10:00am-11:30am

Drexel University | Health Sciences Building | 60 N. 36th Street | Philadelphia, PA  19104

“State of Black Health Policy in Pennsylvania”

This forum is dedicated to discussing current issues, policies, and practices related to healthcare in the state of Pennsylvania. Whether you are a healthcare professional, a policy maker, a patient, or simply someone who is interested in the state of healthcare in Pennsylvania, this forum provides a space to share your thoughts, opinions, and experiences. Some topics that may be discussed include healthcare access, healthcare affordability, healthcare quality, healthcare equity, healthcare innovation, and healthcare regulation.


To see a complete list of the conference’s daily events, you can visit their website: https://communityheropa.org/health-conference-2024-2/

“Prioritizing our wellness and mental health is not just a choice—it’s a necessity. At Community Hero Action Group, we’re dedicated to fostering healthy mindsets and lifestyle changes that empower our community to thrive. Together, let’s embrace the journey towards holistic well-being and unlock our full potential, said

Nicole Keels-McGruder, Founder and Executive Director of Community Hero Action Group.”


The Pennsylvania Black Health Matters Conference is an annual event that culminates all the work that C.H.A.G does throughout the year. In addition to the annual health conference, health-related initiatives include community presentations, mental health first aid training, and the production of a health-related radio show on WURD radio. Visit their website at communityheropa.org to learn more about all of their health-related initiatives.


5800 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA United States