COMMUNITY EVENT: Celebrate National Minority Health Month
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana will celebrate National Minority Health Month in April 2018. This year’s theme released from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health is “Partnering for Health Equity.” Join us for a time of Community Awareness and free events.
According to OMH director Dr. Mathew Lin, “Partnerships at the national, state, tribal, and local levels are vital to the work of reducing health disparities.” UnitedHealthcare will host a series of events that will partner with local government, private, and public community stakeholders.
The Kick-Off event will be a Lunch and Learn held at the Exxon Mobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. From 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm. This event will feature a key-note speaker, Robert L. Newton, Jr., PhD, Director of the Physical Activity and Ethnic Minority Health Laboratory Director of the Physical Activity and Ethnic Minority Health Laboratory and allow community partners in health equity to share available services that can benefit the community.
UnitedHealthcare has a host of partners including EBRP District 2 Metropolitan Councilwoman Chauna Banks, the Jewel J. Newman Community Center, Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative, Southeast Community Health Systems, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and the Exxon Mobil YMCA, Save-A-Lot Grocery Store, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program, Southern University School of Nursing and Allied Health, Southern University AgCenter, and Smiles on the Go to name a few.
These community partners and more will host a series of events throughout the month of April.
Diabetes & Hypertension Awareness Fair – Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Southeast Community Health Systems, 6351 Main St. Zachary, LA at 4:00 pm -6:00pm
Health Equity Community Summit and Panel Discussion – Thursday, April 19, 2018
Jewel J. Newman Community Center, 2013 Central Road, Baton Rouge, LA. Doors opening at 4:00 pm for vendor fair and panel discussion at 6:00 pm.
Preparing Healthy Meals with Community Grocery Stores – Saturday, April 21, 2018
Save-A-Lot Grocery Store, 12200 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70811 at 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
Each event is free, opened to the public, and will provide, food, presentations, valuable health information, and more. Come out and learn what an important role partnerships play in health equity for our community!
For more information, please contact Deborah Jones with United Healthcare Community Plan at 225-413-2198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.