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Staff PickThe Forum: Real Talk! Black Women & Healthcare

July 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

| $15-$30

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The Forum is a series of engaging conversations focused on relevant and important topics impacting Bay Area lifestyle, with a focus on the African American community. Inspiring and provocative influencers and experts are invited to participate in open and frank discussions. Guests range from artists, entrepreneurs, and futurists to business leaders, tech pioneers and elected officials.

BLACK WOMEN & HEALTHCARE: CLOSING THE GAP – Incidence, Treatment, Prevention and Policy

A hosted (moderated) conversation focused on African American women and healthcare, featuring a guest panel of recognized health care professionals, together in conversation for the first time. Presented by in collaboration with the African American Employee Network.

Lightning Talk Presentation: Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris

A roadmap for successful outcomes: demystifying medical care by translating the obscure language of medicine, guiding savvy navigation of the health care system and promoting appropriate advocacy – showing where and how to get help.

Conversation Topics

Social and ethnic determinants of health; key risk factors and treatment; gynecologic and fertility care; nutrition and its role in preventative care; mental health/depression; breast cancer awareness and treatment; and public policy and its impact on healthcare disparities

In Conversation *

  • Dr. Nailah Thompson, Kaiser Permanente
  • Dr. Geoffrey Watson, James A. Watson Wellness Center
  • Dr. Collin Smikle, Laurel Fertility Care
  • [State of California: Department of Public Health - Office of Health Equity] – (invited)
  • [Sutter Health] -  (invited)

After The Forum
Enjoy a cocktail or bite at Pican Restaurant (1/2 block away) immediately following the FORUM. Your paid FORUM admission includes a $10 Pican gift certificate (not applicable towards taxes or gratuity). No minimum purchase required. Limited quantity, purchase early!

$20/$25 Early Bird (limited quantity), includes $10 Pican gift certificate (reg $35 Premium)
7:00pm (Doors open 6:30pm) • Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway

Promotional Supporters
100 Black Men of the Bay Area • African American Employee Network (AAEN Bay Area) • #BPN Bay Area • CDA Consulting Group • Hands Helping Hands • LA Jones & Associates • National Coalition of 100 Black Women (Oakland Bay Area Chapter) • Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce • Onyx Community Connection • Pican Restaurant

Must be present at check-in to receive Pican gift certificate, distributed at event only.

No Refunds.

* Topics confirmed. Mental health and breast cancer panelists subject to change.

We surveyed Black women across the country and asked them to define health. What they told us is evidence that the way we currently approach the disparities in Black women’s health and wellness is wrong. Responses showed Black women define health based on psychosocial factors first, their financial condition second and their physical wellness last. Therefore, we must elevate the discussion of Black women’s health beyond illness and disease, and include the lived experiences of Black women into health research, health care delivery, education and philanthropy. — INDEXUS, The Black Women’s Health Index (comparative index of Black women’s health based on healthy Black women)

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Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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