2018 African American Health Expo: Symposium Lunch & Learn
Health Disparities: The Hidden Enemy
This year’s theme addresses the concern that health disparities and inequities are being masked by improvements in health data and life expectancy rates. These unfair and unjust health differences are closely linked with social, economic or environmental disadvantages, better known as social determinants of health, that adversely affect groups of people, in particularly African Americans. Health disparities continue to be the hidden enemy and the catalyst to chronic diseases, disabilities, deaths and illnesses. For decades, African Americans disproportionately have shorter life expectancy and poorer health outcomes than Caucasians \White Americans, no matter their economic and educational status or whether or not they have health insurance. African Americans continue to have higher rates of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, obesity, premature death and mortality, and most recently, Alzheimer’s disease.
Your participation in the 2018 African American Health Expo is one way to help achieve this vision. You will become aware of the many programs and services which help us. There are screenings provided so you can become aware of any illnesses which will negatively impact our vision.
Date & Time
April 19, 2018
9:00AM - 1:00PM