Promoting wellness through Prevention|Early Detection| Intervention
The Healthy Heritage Wellness conference is the premier wellness supported by diverse community agencies, stakeholders, and individuals that have a shared mission. The goal of the wellness conference is to educate, train, and provide resources to the African American community in order to reduce prevalent health disparities within the community. Our shared mission:
To eliminate health disparities in the African American community by providing culturally relevant wellness resources, peer navigation, and advocacy trainings in order to stop the epidemic of chronic diseases plaguing this population
The goal is to save lives now and in the future. This event helps to change the face, the shape, and the future of this population.
“The biggest challenge is getting people to talk health. We have to make health the ‘in thing.’ Not the cars, the clothes, the ‘bling.’ We have to make our health the most important thing.”
-Phyllis Clark, founder of The Healthy Heritage Wellness Conference
Although it began in Southern California, the Healthy Heritage Wellness Conference will soon travel to other areas in the United States to address the prominent health concerns of each of those areas.
Did you know that African-Americans have the highest incidence of cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart disease while disproportionately receiving life-saving treatments such as blood, bone marrow, organ and tissue donations? African-Americans are also disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, and there are documented disparities in how African-Americans are treated for many chronic diseases.
What is Healthy Heritage Wellness Conference?
The Healthy Heritage Wellness Conference is a single day event that brings together over 500 community members to participate in wellness screenings, preventative workshops, and a health expo with over 60 exhibitors in an effort to provide African-Americans with the knowledge and tools to change unhealthy behaviors and reduce their chances of developing high-risk and life-threatening health conditions.
Goal of Event
To provide solutions to promote a healthier lifestyle to the African-American community, using culturally competent trainings, resources, and advocacy.
- Breast Cancer
- Bone Marrow
- Organ Donation Registry
- Blood Pressure
- Colon Cancer Survey