The African American Health Coalition invites the public to the Health Disparities Luncheon on Jan. 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Song Community Center. This year’s theme, “Health Equity: What Do We Want? What Must Be Done?” will address the principles of practice towards equity and the rationale for equity. Two of the country’s leading experts will be keynote speakers—Dr. Brian Gibbs, vice president, Equity and Inclusion, Oregon Health Sciences University and Dr. James Mason, chief diversity officer, Oregon Region, Providence Health & Services. Please call (503) 413-185 to reserve tickets.
The coalition will also be celebrating its 24th Annual Wellness Village on Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., also at New Song Community Center, 220 NE Russell Street. The event is free and open to the public. There will be family activities, such as healthy cooking demonstrations, health, blood pressure and diabetes screenings, eye exams, health prevention classes, healthy lifestyles, numerous activities and exercise. AAHC promises fun, games and prizes for everyone.
These are some of the questions that will be answered: Where do you start to improve your health? How do we get sedentary kids active? How do I eat to live? Is my food my medicine or poison?
The 24th Annual Wellness Village is free. Sponsors are: Foot Traffic, New Seasons Market, Fred Meyer, Oregon Health Sciences University, OHSU Casey Eye Institute, Legacy Health, Providence Health & Services, Aetna, Pharma, Family Care, Moda Health and United Salad Company