Training and Education

The Center for Closing the Health Gap

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Read about our Vision, Mission, Approach, and how we are promoting Awareness.Find out about The Center’s workshops and programs, plus our Community Resource Center.Learn about our community outreach programs, including our Do Right campaign.

Workshops & Programs

The Center provides community programs and workshops to promote understanding of common health conditions, and help participants learn how to prevent certain health conditions and to maintain a quality life while living with disease. The Center focuses on six health conditions: cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infant mortality, obesity, immunization and HIV/AIDS. Speakers are available to talk about health disparities to your organization or company.

Once a year, The Center hosts a major conference to address health disparities. The Conference On Closing The Health Gap is the only conference of its kind and attracts a diverse gathering of medical professionals, community organizations, policymakers and consumers. The one-day event provides the latest information about health disparities and major health issues confronting the region and offers techniques to address these problems. The conference features prominent national and local speakers as well as variety of outstanding workshops. For a specific recap of the 2004 conference, click here.

Health Leadership Institute For Faith Based Organizations

The Health Leadership Institute For Faith Based Organizations trains and assists faith based organizations to promote healthy, active lifestyles through health ministries. The program will help faith based organizations develop new health ministries and improve existing ones to build strong and health congregations. For more information about the program click here.

Community Resource Center

In the near future, The Center will house a health resource center for the community. It will contain the latest information specific to health disparities.

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