Sisters@Eight

Sisters @ Eight is Black Women for Wellness' community forum, which brings hot topics and major health and wellness issues to the forefront of public conversation.

The program is a community forum which is held on the 2nd Friday of each month. We also host an annual Mother's Day Tea in May, a Bring a Brotha to Breakfast in June and a Garden Party in August.


Program Objectives:


  • Host monthly Sisters @ Eight meetings to inform and educate members, volunteers and our health care community on gender, culture and age implications to health and well-being,

 

  • Inform and engage grassroots leadership, health care professionals and advocates with current events, policy and resources impacting African American women and our communities health status,

 

  • Recruit & organize a cadre of advocates to interact with media and policy makers regarding gender issues important to eliminating racial health disparity,

 

  • Conduct staff trainings with partner organizations on a gender analysis of racial and economic health disparity in South Los Angeles,

 

  • Monitor the California state budget as it impacts programs and services for low-income families and underserved African American women and girls,

 

  • Monitor health status reports to keep community leadership informed with the big picture of health disparities impacting African American & Black communities,

 

  • Monitor the implementation of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act as it is developed, implemented and impacts Black women & girls to help empower, mobilize, and organize our members and partner organizations towards advocacy.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Margrette Peterson on May 4, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I would love to attend this informational gathering.

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