Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Day of Dialogue on Minority Health


"Prevention is Power" is this year's theme for the 
Day of Dialogue on Minority Health.

The Day of Dialogue on Minority Health IX (DoDMH) is scheduled for February 28, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at the Historic Holy Family Senior Citizen Center located at 203 Dr. Frederick S. Humphries Street in Apalachicola. 

The event brings church and faith-based leaders together from North Florida counties with health organizations, university faculty, students, and community leaders to identify and focus on the major health problems for minorities and other medically underserved populations in Franklin and Gulf counties. The event will also examine the role of church, the importance of health screenings along with women's/men's health from a spiritual perspective, share best practices and develop action plans. In addition, the event will feature guest speakers, food and lots of fun!

The DoDMH began in Leon County and now has expanded to nine counties that are actively involved in planning faith-based community health programs. Over 1,150 people have attended a total of 12 events held since 2007, which is in partnership with Big Bend Hospice.

For more information please contact either Talitha Robinson at Talitha.Robinson@flhealth.gov or Alma Pugh at alma.pugh@flhealth.gov with the Florida Department of Health Closing the Gap Program or telephone (850) 653-2111 ext. 102 or 133.