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Published on January 24th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Second Annual Minority Health Summit

Pictured From Left to righ; Connie Rouise, Legislative Aid, House of Representatives, Mary McClellan, 100 Black Women, Terry Alexander, SC State Representative, Connie Mitchell, 100 Black Women and  Michael Bailey, SC DHEC.

The SC Legislative Black Caucus, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Columbia (SC) Chapter are pleased to announce its Second Annual Minority Health Summit. This year’s theme is “Empowering Communities for Change.”  The event is designed to empower and educate individuals on health disparities that affect minority communities. The Minority Health Summit will enable attendees an opportunity to:

• obtain FREE health screenings (while supplies last),

• attend panel discussions on Health Equity, Chronic Diseases, and Emerging Topics, 

• learn from well-known medical professionals, and

• network with other community leaders and organizations. 

The summit will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2019, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM at Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169.

The S.C. Legislative Black Caucus (SCLBC) was formally organized in 1975. At that time, the Caucus adopted the motto, “Like limbs we reach toward the sun, but feed from a common root,” to reflect its unity and purpose. The Caucus is comprised of House Representatives and Senators working to affect legislation in a progressive manner. Their primary community focus is empowerment, education and policy reform as well as quality health care. The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is charged with promoting and protecting the health of the public and the environment in South Carolina. They assist South Carolinians through Environmental Affairs, Health Regulations, Public Health and Operations. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Columbia (SC) Chapter is celebrating its 5 year milestone of empowerment and advocacy for its community this year. The organization consists of thousands of progressive women of African descent who represent 60 chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia and whose commitment to gender equity and socioeconomic advancement drives meaningful change to benefit women of color.

For registration information, please visit the following Eventbrite page (

Monica Butler

Chapter Reporter

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