Health in Action Day Festival 2023
- April 15, noon – 5 pm.
PHILADELPHIA – Community Hero Action Group (CHAG) will host its third annual Pennsylvania Black Health Matters Conference. This free four-day-long hybrid conference includes a kick-off festival on Saturday, April 15th, from 12pm to 5 pm EST. This celebratory launch will be held in person 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 Pennsylvania State Representative Donna Bullock, NAACP PA State Conference President Sandra Thompson, Esq., and Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania’s President Dr. Safiyya Shabazz, MD. 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.
This year’s theme is centered on women with the aptly named title, “Living Her Best Life,” which seeks to equip African American women to take ownership of their health and well-being. Studies have shown that Black women face higher health risks due to discrimination and chronic stress. Although this conference is centered on women, all community members are strongly encouraged to attend because there will be information that will be of value to any and all attendees.. To see a complete list of the conference’s daily events, you can visit their website: https://communityheropa.org/healthconference2023/.
Cultivating a trusted platform is vital in addressing the healthcare disparities that disproportionately affect our community, said Nicole Keels-McGruder, Founder and Executive Director of Community Hero Action Group. This conference provides a space for us to come together, share knowledge, and develop strategies that center the lived experiences of African-Americans in healthcare. Only through this collective effort can we create meaningful change that ensures equitable access to quality healthcare for all.”
“By engaging with trusted health professionals, we can foster a community-driven approach to healthcare that empowers individuals to take control of their health and wellness, said MSEP President, Dr. Safiyya Shabazz. The PA Black Health Matters Conference creates an environment where these professionals can connect with attendees, break down complex medical jargon, and provide culturally-appropriate actionable takeaways.”
The Pennsylvania Black Health Matters Conference is an annual event to culminate all the work that CHAG does throughout the year. Aside from their annual health conference, their health-related initiatives include community presentations, mental health first aid training, and 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 intiatives. ###
About Community Hero Action Group
Community Hero Action Group is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The organization was founded to meet the needs of the African American community in Pennsylvania by providing resources and programming centered around health, finances, and politics. Community Hero Action Group determined to break the cycle of complacency and rigidity in solutions in the African American Community. Community Hero Action Group is to empower and inspire African Americans by providing innovative education and mobilizing resources to decrease disparities in health.
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