Published on October 30th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


The Balm In Gilead Announces the 2017 Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina

Pictured David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., CONFERENCE CHAIR & OPENING SPEAKER.

RICHMOND, Va. – The Balm In Gilead, Inc. is proud to announce the 2017 Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference, November 14-17, 2017 in Hilton Head, South Carolina. This 3-day national, capacity building, training conference brings the nation’s prominent public health and faith leaders together to address the alarming rates of health disparities among African Americans.

Healthy Churches 2020 also introduces to the conference this year, The Institute on Tuesday, November 14. The Institute is a pre-conference opportunity to engage in more in-depth sessions surrounding health promotion and disease prevention. CEU credits are available for this extended day to those attending these special sessions.

“The Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference is the only conference of its kind to bridge faith and public health,” comments Dr. Pernessa Seele, Founder and CEO of The Balm In Gilead, Inc. “We want to build a network that finds solutions to the issues that plague our community. The power of the faith community paired with our health professionals is the key to creating change.”

The conference is designed to strengthen the skills and leadership capacity of pastors and persons who are responsible for the Health Ministry, Annual Health Fair, Kitchen Ministry, Nurses Ministry, Men and Women’s Ministry and all aspects of health and compassion within the congregation and community.

“The Balm In Gilead, with over 28 years of addressing health disparities within African American and African communities, continues to be committed to finding innovative approaches to improving the health of African Americans. The 2017 Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference provides an opportunity to network and learn from influencers who are making a difference in the faith and health industries”, further states, Seele.

Key speakers in 2017 includes Rev. Dr. Dharius Daniels, Bishop Paul Morton, Dr. Jasmin “Jazz” Sculark, Dr. Felicia Brigs, Dr. Karen Whitfield, Bishop Horace E. Smith, MD, celebrity actress Tina Lifford and many more. For registration, hotel and other information, please visit: www.healthychurches2020.org.

About The Balm In Gilead, Inc: The Balm In Gilead develops educational and training programs specifically designed to meet the unique needs of African American and African congregations that strive to become community centers for health education and disease prevention. The Balm In Gilead is known for its insightful understanding of religious cultures and values and extraordinary ability to build strong, trusted partnerships with faith communities. The Balm In Gilead has been entrusted to build the capacity of national faith structures to utilize their existing relationships to deliver comprehensive health services. For more information, please visit: www.balmingilead.org



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