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2017 AAHExpo

May 6th, 2017

Tarrant County College South Campus

 

 "Breaking the Cycle of Disparities"

On behalf of the African American Health Expo Planning Committee, I would like to invite you to our pre-expo forum "Breaking the Cycle of Disparities."
 
"We have to change the narrative and rewrite the story for our communities. "
 
​The pre-expo forum entitled "Breaking the Cycle of Disparity" will serve as an important precursor that will examine collective efforts to eliminate prevailing health disparities and promote health equity, encouraging attendees to see beyond disparities toward tangible action.  Black/African American populations(as well as other communities of color) have some of the worst outcomes when it comes to health.  Far too often when discussing these communities the narrative that is shared is one of limited resources, limited access, and general apathy surrounding health.   What we often fail to communicate is that these observable differences between racial/ethnic groups are often a symptom of more fundamental systemic and persistent challenges.  
 
Our goal with this forum is to initiate a conversation with decision makers and community members, as well as to elucidate the underlying causes of health disparities, and those fundamental causes that proliferate inequities in our communities. Ultimately we want to serve as a convener where we are able to move beyond treating what has been a gushing wound to preventing the wound from materializing. Our call to action is simple, less talk and more action.   
 
The AAHEXPO recognizes that we have great strength and power within our communities.   We want to bring these grassroots efforts together with the business, political, and financial sectors to address the issues that are too often discussed and create a culture of health, equity, and action within the Black/African American community (as well as other communities of color).
 
We recognize that there are people already doing this work in our local community, all we desire is to work better together and not as adversaries.  We hope you will find time to join us and stay for the 17th Annual African American Health Expo.
 
Date:
May 6, 2017
 
Time: 
7:30 am - 9:30 am
 
Location: 
TCC South Campus
FWISD Early Collegiate High School
5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth Texas 76119
 
Everyone Must Registration to Attend this Forum: 
 
This is a free event and breakfast will be provided.  Please share with your networks, we want this to be a robust discussion and call to action.
 
Panelists:
 
Tambra Raye
Founder/CEO of Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture: WANDA
 
Congressman Marc Veasey
US House Representative TX 33rd
 
Kimberly Parker, Ph.D.
Texas Women's University
www.thehealthjusticeproject.com
 
Pastor Patrick McGrew
Higher Praise Family Church
 
Moderator: 
 
Misty Wilder
Founder of Celebrate Shi
 
A Special Thank You to our Forum Sponsors:
 
Tarrant County College South Campus
Moncrief Cancer Institute
Village Unlimited

OUR VISION

We encourage all communities to embody total health and wellness across the lifespan. This includes lives filled with good physical, emotional, mental & spiritual health.   The African American Health Expo (AAHEXPO) is dedicated to working with our community members and our many community partners to promote healthy lifestyles across generations.

Together we can achieve this vision and make a community and a world where ALL people are able to make achieving their highest level of health, a reality.

OUR EVENT

Your participation in the 2016 African American Health Expo is one way to help achieve this vision. You will become aware of the many programs and services which help us. There are screenings provided so you can become aware of any illnesses which will negatively impact our vision.

OUR APPRECIATION

We thank you for taking time to come to this expo.  Our deep appreciation is extended to the many Volunteers, Agencies, and Sponsors that participate each year.  Invite friends and bring your loved ones.  This event could not be possible without you.

OUR LOGO

The baobabs tree, totaling about a dozen species, are native to the hot dry savannas in Africa, Madagascar and northern Australia. The name baobab is taken from the Swahili language where it is also called the Mbuyu tree.

 

OUR BELIEF

Our Belief is that if you teach a community how to choose healthy foods and exercise properly through education, the community will thrive and flourish.  Families will be healthier, bonds will be stronger, and communities will be more productive.