State of Chronic Disease Disparities in the African American Getting to the...

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The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition is hosting our 5th Annual State of Chronic Disease Disparities in the African American Community: Getting to the Root through Education, Advocacy & Empowerment. If you would like to attend Scholarships are available. Please send and email requesting a scholarship to neobhc@hotmail.com or call 216-295-0283


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Goal: To examine how political and social policies have impacted health disparities in the African American community. The conference will examine the state of chronic disease disparities by exploring the impact on the through historical documentation, breakout sessions and personal testimonies.

Past: Examining policies that impacted the present state of disparities in the African American community

Present: Discussion of the impact of chronic disease disparities on the pursuit of health parity.

Future: What must be done to help shape policies that impact health disparities in the African American community? *Equipping attendees with the knowledge to create and advocate for relevant policies at the national, state and local levels

FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 2019 8:00am-4:30pm

Continental Breakfast

Ballroom Foyer
Registration The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Cleveland Chapter
Hospitality Grace AME Nursing Guild - Warren, Ohio
Vendor & Speaker Registration National Council of Negro Women Cuyahoga County Section
Ballroom Vendor Village

Invocation
Reverend Rachelle Milner

Negro National Anthem

Welcome
Jerald Solomon, BA

Conference Organization Purpose
Yvonka Marie Hall, MPA
Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition

Gary D. Gant, MPH, MBA
Deputy Regional Administrator HRSA
Office of Regional Operations, Region 5

Introduction of Morning Keynote
Cheryl Strother, MSN
Keynote
The Trauma of the Middle Passage Changed Africans Health Status
Dr. Darrell Lynn Grace, DO FACOI
Board Certified Internal Medicine

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION I
The Role of Cultural Competency in Unmasking the Bias in Chronic Disease
Simone Crawley, Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competency

Put It on Paper - Will Planning
Alicia N. Graves, Esq, Law Offices of Alicia N. Graves

Where is Your Faith? - Religion and Chronic Disease
Reverend Dr. Leah Lewis, J.D. Educator, Cultural Activist and Filmmaker

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION II
Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Cynthia Davenport M.Ed., Alzheimer’s Association

A Lead Safe Cleveland Can Save You from the Dangers of Chronic Disease
Spencer Wells MSSW, Attorney Jeffrey Johnson & Attorney Rebecca Maurer

I Got the Power - Memorial Planning Planning Gives You Power in the End
Mary J. Smith, BA, Boyd Funeral Home

LUNCH

Introduction of Afternoon Keynote
Elizabeth Jones, MBA
Keynote
It’s All in Your Head - Redlining and Chronic Disease Diagnosis
Lashale Pugh PhD., Hope Community Services

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS I
Project T.E.M.P.L.E. (Teaching, Educating, Mentoring, Prevention, Learning, Empowering) Breast Cancer Awareness Program
Petrina Patterson, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Black and Blue: Women of African Descent in Three Regions of the United States Share Their Stories about Health and Health Care: Florida, Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Faye Gary, EdD, RN, FAAN., Case Western Reserve University

The PAIL Initiative: Mobilizing a Community Movement to Stop African American Babies from Dying in Cuyahoga County
Katrice D. Cain, MA, First Year Cleveland

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS II
I Got Five on It - Medical Marijuana and Chronic Disease Management
Arleen Crider, LPN, Indyglo Therapeutics

My Coiffure Doesn’t Define My Flair, I am not My Hair
Kelly J Falkner Williams, N’Dele Hair by Lee Ester’s Girls

Chronic Kidney Disease Awareness and the Kidney Precision Medicine Project
Dr Stacey E. Jolly, MD, Kidney Precision Medicine Project

SATURDAY AUGUST 17, 2019 9:00am-4:30pm

Continental Breakfast

Main Lobby
Registration The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Cleveland Chapter
Hospitality Grace AME Nursing Guild Warren, Ohio
Vendor & Speaker Registration National Council of Negro Women Cuyahoga County Section

Invocation
Rev. Dr. John H. McCants Jr., Grace AME Church Warren, Ohio

Negro National Anthem

Welcome
Jerald Solomon, BA

Conference Purpose
Alicia Graves, Esq.

Introduction of Morning Keynote
Dawn Pullin, CDCA, BSN, LPC
Keynote
Effectively Engaging the African American Community-The Art of Community Engagement
Yvonka M. Hall, MPA
Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS I
When a “CRISIS” Can Change Your Life Sickle Cell in the Black Community
Glinda Dames Fincher, Kincaid’s Kindred Spirits

10,000 Steps Can Change Your Life - Fitness for Life
Vicki Haywood Doe, PhD, ACSM-EP-C, MES, Haywood Doe Consulting Co. LLC.

Environmental Impact on Chronic Disease Dialogue Session
Jocelyn L. Travis, MPA, Sierra Club

LUNCHTIME PANEL DISCUSSION
How YOU Doing? Mental Health Chronic Disease Panel
Robyn C. Hill, LPCC, Robyn C. Hill Counseling and Professional Development Services

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS I
Cloud Nine - Opioid Addiction also Affects Black People
Honey Bell Bey, UMADAOP

The Impact of Trauma in the African American Community
Lillie R. Jackson, MSW LSW, Consultant Minority Behavioral Health Group

When Your Sugar Ain’t So Sweet! Combating Diabetes through Nutrition
Chris Stocking, MA, RD, LD., MetroHealth Medical Center

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS II
Unlocking the Mystery of Natural Healing Using Holistic Practices
Kory Kane, I AM KORY KANE

Strategies to Address Health Disparities: Lessons Learned from Myeloma, A Rare Cancer
Greg Brozeit, Myeloma Crowd

Advocacy for Healing and Empowerment
Yvonne Oliver, MA, UHCAN Ohio


Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition
Rhapsody in YOU! Black Tie Awards Gala Dinner
Friday August 16, 2019
6pm-9pm

Come out and support the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition during our first Rhapsody in YOU! Black Tie Awards Gala. We are proud to recognize folks that are doing great work to educate, advocate and empower the people in Northeast Ohio.

AWARD PRESENTATIONS

Booker T. Washington Award
Black Nurses Rock Cleveland Chapter - Cleveland
Grace AME Nursing Guild - Warren

Fannie Lou Hamer Advocacy Award
Cleveland Lead Safe Network/CLASH Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing - Cleveland
Coalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail - Cleveland

Kwame Ture Empowerment Award
Reverend Dr. Lewis Macklin II - Youngstown
POWER OF A DREAM Sisters Helping Sisters Ministries Inc. - Akron

Neo Renaissance Trailblazer Award
Northeast Ohio Poet Laureate Minister Honey Bey Bell - Cleveland

Shaka Zulu Ancestral Award
High Priestess Iyanifa Fasi Irunsewe Olomo - Cleveland

Carter G. Woodson Legend Award
Mr. Dick Peery - Cleveland

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Pastor Colin A. Jones, Pastor of Advent UCC - Columbus








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