100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. & New Life Magazine Joint Health Conference July 13, 2013

NEW YORK -- 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., New Life Magazine, Johnson Foundation, Be Well Now, and JGS Health Advisor & Image Consultants will collaborate in conducting a Free Health and Wellness Conference at the African American Museum in Hempstead, NY from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide health screenings and seminars, community referrals and resources, aerobic and zumba sessions, a free nutritious meal, a skit, an open MIC session with a panel of health professionals that service the community, giveaways and prizes. Emphasis on decreasing the health disparity gap in at risk communities is the root of this collaboration and to combat issues that are prevalent on Long Island.

This announcement of the formation of the Health Initiative Campaign is an ongoing partnership of New Life Magazine Inc., 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., the Whitney Johnson Foundation, Inc., Be Well Now, and JGS Health Advisor & Image Consultants in presenting a platform to improve the quality of health for Long Islanders and encourage early prevention, education, and health care initiatives.

“The health disparity gap can be turn around through education, screening, mentoring, training, access, and leadership. Favorable outcomes are possible utilizing best practices and the joint collaboration of health professionals as well as community resources. Together we can make a difference.” Gloria Gantt RN BSN, MS

“It is important for organizations on Long Island to collaborate to raise awareness and combat health issues that are prevalent on Long Island. This great milestone is for all organizations on Long Island that are concerned with health care issues.” Phil Andrews, President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.

“On November 7th, 2011 the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. appointed me to serve as Health & Wellness Chairman to raise awareness of activities that citizens can pursue which lead to healthier lives and combat health disparities. “Health awareness poses a significant challenge for African Americans and all other ethnic cultures of Long Island. This appointment as Health & Wellness Chairman for the 100 is a significant step which is timely and needed to reverse trends of the lack of adequate information which leads to health disparities.

The 100 Black Men of Long Island is the 2nd oldest chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and was established in 1974. My advocacy will cover both Nassau & Suffolk Counties. The purpose of the 100 Black Men of Long Island is to improve the quality of life for all people on Long Island, particularly those of African-American heritage; achieve 100 percent equality in all aspects of community life, including the elimination of bigotry and discrimination; defend human and civil rights; and give assistance to members in honorable endeavors". I would like to give special thanks to Phil Andrews the President of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd” Kevin Byrd 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Chairman of Health & Wellness.

About: New Life Magazine. New Life Magazine is a holistic health magazine catering to the total fulfillment of health from a biblical perspective. We endorse health initiatives that promote better health of one’s physical, spiritual, social, emotional and economic well being to produce favorable health outcomes. Our focus is to decrease the health disparity gap in undeserved and at risk populations by providing information and community outreach venues such as Health and Wellness Conferences. The Founding Editor and Publisher Gloria Gantt is a Registered Nurse with 23 years experience in community health.

About: 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Our goal is improving the quality of life on Long Island, and focuses on the Future – Education, Mentoring, Health & Wellness & Economic Empowerment. Health & Wellness is a part of our signature programs. “Adequate healthcare and access to critical information surrounding healthcare issues is an urgent matter and ensures an overall health benefit to the community” Phil Andrews, President – 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.

For further information on the Health and Wellness Conference and partnership with New Life Magazine Inc., 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., the Whitney Johnson Foundation, Be Well Now, and JGS Health Advisor & Image Consultants call 646.243.7771 or email ggantt27@yahoo.com. Join in collaboration with the Health Initiative Campaign to decrease the health disparity gap in at risk communities on Long Island. For more information on sponsorship or vending opportunities contact us today at above phone number or email. Admission is free to the public!


Date/Time

Saturday, July 13, 2013
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location

African American Museum
110 North Franklin Street, Hempstead, New York 11550

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