OXFORD — The eighth annual Women’s Health Awareness Conference will have an in-person viewing site and…
OXFORD — The eighth annual Women’s Health Awareness Conference will have an in-person viewing site at the Richard H. Thornton Library on Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This free and popular wellness conference has helped more than 4,000 women and their families in North Carolina and beyond by providing educational seminars and health resources. Pre-registration is required to notify us of lunch and COVID-19 precautions.
This year’s event features renowned health experts presenting the latest information on topics of interest to communities of color. Sessions will focus on chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, inflammation, autoimmune diseases and dementia.
Speakers will also address societal and environmental issues, including black maternal mortality, reproductive health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health.
In an effort to promote community and health resilience in Hispanic communities, the WHA continues to provide Spanish language resources and bilingual sessions. Environmental health topics include COVID and its lasting complications, disaster preparedness, and systemic and environmental racism.
Women’s Health Outreach addresses environmental health disparities in rural and urban communities of color. This year, organizers have partnered with the Oxford-Henderson Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Granville County Department of Public Health, and the Granville Public Library to share this health talk in one venue. practice.
The Office of Human Research and Community Engagement, led by Joan Packenham, Ph.D., at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the lead sponsor of this event. Co-sponsors include the Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Department of Public Health at North Carolina Central University.
For more information about the WHA conference, visit www.niehs.nih.gov/womenshealthawareness.
People with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this event should contact the Office of Human Research and Community Engagement at 984-287-4414 or [email protected]
TTY users should contact the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests must be made at least five working days before the event.
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