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Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference – A National Multi-Platform Initiative Bringing Public Health & Faith Together

This year, The Balm In Gilead will host its fifth annual Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference from November 13 - 16, 2018 in Point Clear, Ala. The three-day interactive training conference brings the nation’s most prominent public health and faith leaders together to address the alarming rates of health disparities amongst African Americans.

The conference is designed to strengthen the leadership and organizational capacity of pastors, ministers, nurses and healthcare professionals, who are all vital in improving the quality of life for congregations and communities.  “The Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference is the only conference of its kind that connects faith and public health networks for sustainable results,” comments Dr. Pernessa Seele, Founder and CEO of The Balm In Gilead, Inc. “We are building networks that find solutions to the issues that are endangering our communities. The power of the faith community paired with our health professionals is the key to creating change.”

With more than 60 speakers and presenters, including Dr. Pernessa Seele, Founder/President of the Balm In Gilead; renowned recording artist Regina Belle; Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, and The Right Reverend W. Darren Moore, and many others.

For registration, hotel information and a full list of speakers and conference workshops, please visit http://www.healthychurches2020.org.


About The Balm In Gilead, Inc

Celebrating 30 years of service, The Balm In Gilead works to prevent diseases and improve the health status of individuals by providing support to faith and other institutions in areas of program design, implementation and evaluation, all of which strengthens their capacity to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities. The Healthy Churches 2020 National CampaignThe Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative, The National Brain Health Center for African Americans are three unique national programs of the Balm In Gilead, which delivers science-based, health awareness, understanding and interventions through the tenets of cultural competence to a broad spectrum of African

Americans across the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.balmingilead.org.

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