The 1st Community Health Forum and Fair was held at the 9th Street Baptist Outreach Center on May 30, 2009. It was organized by the members of the Health and Wellness Ministry including Dr. J. Kenoly, First Lady Carmen White and, Chrystal Lumpkins, PhD. Discussions included Substance Abuse and Prevention, Mental Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss and Exercise, Smoking Cession, Diabetes Support and Health Maintenance. There were screenings for Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar. And, everyone got a pedometer to promote walking 10,000 steps a day.
Health and Wellness Ministry members strive to promote programs focused on providing health education, wellness and health risk reduction to empower members to become more active in caring for their physical, mental, and emotional health in addition to their spiritual health. On May 30th, they did just that. Congratulations for a wonderful program!