The Juliette Health Organization (JHO), The Encouraging Life Organization’s (ELO) and Yoga as Food founders, Chioko Grevious, Jessica Brown and Faith Roberts are committed to the overall health and wellbeing of Black women.
Together they will be hosting their 2nd Annual Sacramento Black Women's Health & Wellness Conference (SBWHWC). The SBWHWC will commence on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9am – 3pm at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine Education Building: 4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817.
Our motto is “A Healthier You! A Healthier Me! A Healthier We!” The purpose the SBWHWC is to focus on reducing health disparities that disproportionately affect Black women by raising awareness about mental and physical health. The SBWHWC will educate attendees about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Black women in Sacramento County, have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.2 %), hypertension (43.3%), and are most impacted 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 and each woman was provided the space to engage with one another. Our theme focused on mental health disparities and we were able to provide our attendees with community health services. This year’s conference will aim to address “Healing Invisible Scars” and will focus on overcoming trauma while encouraging black women to prioritize their heart health. This year we will provide our attendees with dynamic panel discussion on overcoming trauma; informative workshops, an energizing physical activity to promote heart health, and a healthy breakfast & lunch. If you would like more information on the SBWHWC contact us or visit http://www.sbwhwc.org