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First Ladies Health Day Marks Another Successful Event
By Sentinel News Service
Published April 5, 2017
Members of First AME Church of Los Angeles participated in the Fist Ladies Health Day on March 26.

Members of First AME Church of Los Angeles (FAME), where the Rev. J. Edgar Boyd is the pastor, participated in the First Ladies Health Day on March 26.

Thirty churches in the Los Angeles area participated in the 6th Annual Walgreens-sponsored First Ladies Health Day on March 26.

During the event, free health tests and medical screenings were provided for the entire family to address preventative illnesses, which disproportionately affect African Americans and Hispanics. Medical healthcare partners from Walgreens and more than 50 health organizations provided medical advice and counseling, as well as screenings for hypertension, HIV/AIDS, glucose, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and certain forms of cancer.

Crenshaw Christian Center members received free blood press screenings at the First Ladies Health Day on March 26.

Crenshaw Christian Center members received free blood press screenings at the First Ladies Health Day on March 26.

In addition, participating churches received Certificates of Special Recognition from Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Karen Bass.

Pastor Mary S. Minor (left) of Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church with Dr. Vanessa Gavin-Headen, Registered Dental Hygienist Trénais Roberts and Dr. William Releford of the BKCAME Health Commission. (photo by Carla Murphy)

Pastor Mary S. Minor (left) of Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church with Dr. Vanessa Gavin-Headen, Registered Dental Hygienist Trénais Roberts and Dr. William Releford of the BKCAME Health Commission. (photo by Carla Murphy)

From left are John Gremer, Walgreen's director of Community Affairs; Tracey Alston, FLHI executive director; Dr. Betty Price, Apostle Frederick K.C. Price, First Lady Angel Price and Pastor Fred Price of Crenshaw Christian Center. (photo by Steven Williams)

From left are John Gremer, Walgreen’s director of Community Affairs; Tracey Alston, FLHI executive director; Dr. Betty Price, Apostle Frederick K.C. Price, First Lady Angel Price and Pastor Fred Price of Crenshaw Christian Center. (photo by Steven Williams)

The First Ladies Health Initiative (FLHI) is a consortium of more than 160 pastors’ wives from churches across the nation, along with various public and private health-related organizations. This national organization involves more than 900 healthcare providers and volunteers working together to address and combat HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other serious illnesses pummeling underserved and minority communities.

 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in 32 African-American women and one in 16 African-American men will be diagnosed with HIV; with incidents of hepatitis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other systemic illnesses epidemic in African-American and Hispanic communities.

“Our goal is to empower communities of color to proactively take control of their health and wellness,” said Tracey Alston, FLHI executive director.

For more information, visit www.FirstLadiesHealth.com or call (312) 470-0270.

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