Black Health Matters is bringing its award-winning Fall Summit & Health Fair to Hollywood. This event creates a space where Black Americans can take a moment to learn how to better manage their mental and physical well-being. The free, day-long event has as its aim toward helping Blacks take better care of themselves, their loved ones, and their community.
Participants can view the Oct. 1 special event virtually or visit in-person at The Center at Cathedral Plaza, 555 W. Temple St., from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will include panels, workshops, and activities featuring health and wellness experts, thought leaders and celebrity guests who are passionate about bringing health awareness to the community.
Black Health Matters’ goal is to help build health equity for the Black American community, especially patients and caregivers looking for support while managing their health journeys. Sessions include those that will address why Black Americans have a shorter life expectancy than White Americans and how structural racism is directly linked to health outcomes.
Additionally, the event will include health screenings and cover how to minimize risk factors to avoid chronic disease and gain confidence to better communicate with healthcare providers. Other summit highlights include in-person and virtual presentations by the nation’s leading health experts.
Celebrities sharing their personal health journeys include actress Vanessa Bell Calloway; “Run the World” star Amber Stevens West; actor and philanthropist James Pickens, Jr.; actor, singer and director Vanessa Estelle Williams; actor Dawnn Lewis; and comedian Michael Colyar.
Emmy-award winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will be presented with the Black Health Matters Impact Award for her advocacy as the founder of DIVAS Simply Singing! Raising Health Awareness.
Complimentary breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served and there will be a special concert by singer and songwriter, Chante’ Moore.
Register for this event free at www.blackhealthmatters.com.