The 2nd Annual Sacramento Black Women’s Health & Wellness Conference (SBWHWC) will commence on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9am – 3pm at the University of California, Davis-Education Building, [address: 4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817]. Our motto is “A Healthier You! A Healthier Me! A Healthier We!” The purpose of this conference is to focus on reducing health disparities that disproportionately affect Black women by raising awareness about mental and physical health. The conference will educate attendees about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
As you KNOW! Black women in Sacramento County, have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.2 %), hypertension (43.3%), and are most infected by sexually transmitted infections that lead to infertility. In addition, Black women suffer tremendously from depression and are the least likely to receive treatment. Last year’s conference was an enormous success! There were 125 women in attendance. Each woman was provided the space to engage with one another, as well as community health services. They were provided with amazing resources from our vendors and inspired by a keynote address from Alondra Thompson. Participants were also extremely engaged in our interactive health workshops and learned about the importance of prioritizing their mental health. The feedback was overwhelming and we look forward to providing that same positive energy to this year’s SBWHWC!
This year’s conference will be titled “Healing Invisible Scars” and we will focus on overcoming trauma, relationship dynamics, cardiovascular disease prevention, and overall the mental, spiritual, and physical protection of your heart. We aim to address these specific health disparities and engage a community to reach towards prevention. SBWHWC will provide our attendees with a dynamic keynote speaker, a thought provoking panel discussion, informative workshops, an energizing physical activity to promote heart health, and a nutritious breakfast & lunch.
To register for this amazing event, click HERE!
We look forward to making an impact together!