Asheville African American Health Symposium & Webinar Series

Asheville African American Health Symposium & Webinar Series

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We are honored to have Dr. Cedric Bright as a speaker at the Asheville African Asheville African American Health Symposium & Webinar Series!

The Mountain Area Health Education Center presents the Asheville African American Health Symposium (AAAHS). The AAAHS is designed to create awareness within the medical community regarding the health of African Americans.

Operating as usual

Photos from Asheville African American Health Symposium & Webinar Series's post 10/12/2021

Dinner and Dialogue with Dr. Damon Tweedy was a blast during our Symposium! We were blessed to also spend time with Asheville native, Mr. Matthew Bacoate as well!

#avlaahs

Photos from Asheville African American Health Symposium & Webinar Series's post 10/05/2021

Our 1st Annual Asheville African American Health Symposium began with an experience at our Simulation Center.

We toured the facilities and got into some great conversations about how we include equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of our programs at MAHEC.

09/29/2021

It’s almost Symposium time!!

We are looking forward to seeing you all (both in person and virtually) this weekend!

If you are still interested in registering, it’s not too late! Visit our website at www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

Can’t wait!!!

It’s almost Symposium time!!

We are looking forward to seeing you all (both in person and virtually) this weekend!

If you are still interested in registering, it’s not too late! Visit our website at www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

Can’t wait!!!

09/22/2021

Donya Wallace, NCC, LPC, LPCS, PhD is a graduate of the counselor education program at the University of South Carolina, holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, a Master’s Degree in counseling from Webster University, and a B.S. in experimental psychology from the University of South Carolina. She is licensed as a professional counselor, a professional counselor supervisor and a national certified counselor. In 2018 she received recognition for her work with underserved communities by being named a 2018-19 National Board for Counselor Certification (BNCC) Minority Fellow and in 2018 as a Southern Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (SACES) Emerging Leader.

Dr. Wallace will be speaking at our Symposium under the title "An Anti-Racist Approach to Addressing Disparities in Black Women's Healthcare" on Saturday, October 2nd.

For more information and to register for the Symposium, visit www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

#mahec #ahec #avlaahs #wnc #cme #blackhealth #womenshealth #blackwomenshealth

Donya Wallace, NCC, LPC, LPCS, PhD is a graduate of the counselor education program at the University of South Carolina, holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, a Master’s Degree in counseling from Webster University, and a B.S. in experimental psychology from the University of South Carolina. She is licensed as a professional counselor, a professional counselor supervisor and a national certified counselor. In 2018 she received recognition for her work with underserved communities by being named a 2018-19 National Board for Counselor Certification (BNCC) Minority Fellow and in 2018 as a Southern Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (SACES) Emerging Leader.

Dr. Wallace will be speaking at our Symposium under the title "An Anti-Racist Approach to Addressing Disparities in Black Women's Healthcare" on Saturday, October 2nd.

For more information and to register for the Symposium, visit www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

#mahec #ahec #avlaahs #wnc #cme #blackhealth #womenshealth #blackwomenshealth

09/22/2021

Brian H. Asbill, MD, FACC is a Lifestyle Medicine Cardiologist who co-founded Ruckus Health in 2020, whose vision is to support people holistically in uncovering their innate ability to live in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. He also serves as Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for Mission Health, the North Carolina Division of HCA.

Dr. Asbill will be speaking at our Symposium on "Lifestyle Medicine for the Black Patient" on Sunday, October 3rd.

For more information and to register online, visit www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

#avlaahs #blackhealth #lifestylemedicine #cme #mahec #ahec #healtheducation #wnc #asheville #ashevillenc

Brian H. Asbill, MD, FACC is a Lifestyle Medicine Cardiologist who co-founded Ruckus Health in 2020, whose vision is to support people holistically in uncovering their innate ability to live in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. He also serves as Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for Mission Health, the North Carolina Division of HCA.

Dr. Asbill will be speaking at our Symposium on "Lifestyle Medicine for the Black Patient" on Sunday, October 3rd.

For more information and to register online, visit www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

#avlaahs #blackhealth #lifestylemedicine #cme #mahec #ahec #healtheducation #wnc #asheville #ashevillenc

Symposium — Asheville African American Health Symposium 09/21/2021

Symposium — Asheville African American Health Symposium

Victor Armstrong joined North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse Services in March of 2020, with responsibility and oversight of the public community-based mental health, intellectual and other developmental disabilities, substance use, and traumatic brain injury system in North Carolina. Victor currently serves on the board of directors of American Foundation for Su***de Prevention (AFSP) NC. He is also former board chair of NAMI NC, and a member of American Association of Suicidology (AAS), and NASW-NC.

Check out this video of Mr. Armstrong speaking abut Mental Health in 2019. We are looking forward to hearing from him under the topic "Mental Health and the Black Patient" on Saturday, October 2nd.

Visit www.avlaahs.net/symposium to register today!

#avlaahs #wnc #healtheducation #blackhealth #mahec #ahec #cme #continuingprofessionaldevelopment #addressinghealthdisparities #mentalhealth #blackmentalhealth

Symposium — Asheville African American Health Symposium 2021 Asheville African American SymposiumMountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) Asheville, North Carolina Register Now According to the January 2020, Healthy North Carolina 2030 Report, there are stark disparities in life expectancy across race, geography, and gender, as well as intersections...

09/21/2021

Sharon K. West, RN, BSN, PhD is a registered nurse, international speaker and published author focusing on healthcare disparities and culturally appropriate approaches to medical care inclusive of the topic of cultural humility. She has been the keynote speaker within faith communities addressing various health topics. She is currently Nurse Manager of Women Veteran Services at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Asheville, and a freelance columnist for the Asheville Citizen Times on various health topics. Dr. West serves on the NC Commission of Public Health in the registered nurse seat as well as the North Carolina Minority Health Advisory Council.

Dr. West will be speaking on Friday, October 1st under the topic "Healthcare Access Among African Americans of WNC: A Historical Context".

For more information and to register, visit www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

#avlaahs #wnc #CME #mahec #ahec #continuingprofessionaldevelopment #healthcare #blackhealth

Sharon K. West, RN, BSN, PhD is a registered nurse, international speaker and published author focusing on healthcare disparities and culturally appropriate approaches to medical care inclusive of the topic of cultural humility. She has been the keynote speaker within faith communities addressing various health topics. She is currently Nurse Manager of Women Veteran Services at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Asheville, and a freelance columnist for the Asheville Citizen Times on various health topics. Dr. West serves on the NC Commission of Public Health in the registered nurse seat as well as the North Carolina Minority Health Advisory Council.

Dr. West will be speaking on Friday, October 1st under the topic "Healthcare Access Among African Americans of WNC: A Historical Context".

For more information and to register, visit www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

#avlaahs #wnc #CME #mahec #ahec #continuingprofessionaldevelopment #healthcare #blackhealth

09/21/2021

Andrea Sullivan, PhD, ND is a Doctor of Neuropathic Medicine. She earned her degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from the four year accredited program, she took advanced courses in Homeopathic medicine in the United States, India and Europe. She continues to study with Homeopathic physicians from Mumbai (Bombay), India and is a diplomat with the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. She has a private practice, Dr. Andrea Sullivan Center for Natural Healing, located in Washington, DC. Dr. Sullivan was the first African American to receive a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Sociology/Criminology. She taught at Howard University, American University, and the University of Maryland, and was subsequently appointed Assistant Director of Justice for the National Urban League in New York City. She later worked as special assistant for urban policy to Patricia Roberts Harris, the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the Carter administration.

Dr. Sullivan will be speaking at our Symposium on Sunday, October 3rd under the topic "Treating People, Not Dis-eases".

For more information and to register for the Symposium, visit www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

#avlaahs #healtheducation #wnc #asheville #ashevillenc #cme #blackhealth #lifestylemedicine #mahec #ahec

Andrea Sullivan, PhD, ND is a Doctor of Neuropathic Medicine. She earned her degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from the four year accredited program, she took advanced courses in Homeopathic medicine in the United States, India and Europe. She continues to study with Homeopathic physicians from Mumbai (Bombay), India and is a diplomat with the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. She has a private practice, Dr. Andrea Sullivan Center for Natural Healing, located in Washington, DC. Dr. Sullivan was the first African American to receive a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Sociology/Criminology. She taught at Howard University, American University, and the University of Maryland, and was subsequently appointed Assistant Director of Justice for the National Urban League in New York City. She later worked as special assistant for urban policy to Patricia Roberts Harris, the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the Carter administration.

Dr. Sullivan will be speaking at our Symposium on Sunday, October 3rd under the topic "Treating People, Not Dis-eases".

For more information and to register for the Symposium, visit www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

#avlaahs #healtheducation #wnc #asheville #ashevillenc #cme #blackhealth #lifestylemedicine #mahec #ahec

09/20/2021

MAHEC’s 15,000-square-foot Simulation Center is located on MAHEC’s Biltmore Campus and features operating, trauma, labor and delivery, task training, and clinic rooms, as well as conference rooms for debriefing. Our simulation center provides medical professionals and students with the opportunity to practice real-life hospital, in-office, and emergency scenarios using a variety of simulation modalities for experiential learning including high fidelity manikins, task trainers, laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy/bronchoscopy, point-of-care ultrasound, virtual reality simulators and standardized patients.

This interactive simulation experience was created to mitigate the effects of mistrust in patient-provider relationships within the Black community. Join us for a tour of MAHEC’s state-of-the-art Simulation Center and in-depth sessions on communication, patient simulation experiences, and resident experiences.

The pre-con simulation day will end with a group debrief to further develop interpersonal skills. After completing this simulation experience, participants will be able to care for the Black Patient in any healthcare setting.

Register for this event at www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

#mahec #ahec #simulationcenter #asheville #ashevillenc #wnc #healtheducation #addressinghealthcaredisparities #blackhealth #implicitbias

MAHEC’s 15,000-square-foot Simulation Center is located on MAHEC’s Biltmore Campus and features operating, trauma, labor and delivery, task training, and clinic rooms, as well as conference rooms for debriefing. Our simulation center provides medical professionals and students with the opportunity to practice real-life hospital, in-office, and emergency scenarios using a variety of simulation modalities for experiential learning including high fidelity manikins, task trainers, laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy/bronchoscopy, point-of-care ultrasound, virtual reality simulators and standardized patients.

This interactive simulation experience was created to mitigate the effects of mistrust in patient-provider relationships within the Black community. Join us for a tour of MAHEC’s state-of-the-art Simulation Center and in-depth sessions on communication, patient simulation experiences, and resident experiences.

The pre-con simulation day will end with a group debrief to further develop interpersonal skills. After completing this simulation experience, participants will be able to care for the Black Patient in any healthcare setting.

Register for this event at www.avlaahs.net/symposium.

#mahec #ahec #simulationcenter #asheville #ashevillenc #wnc #healtheducation #addressinghealthcaredisparities #blackhealth #implicitbias

09/20/2021

Cedric M. Bright, MD, FACP is a physician and patient advocate, is Associate Dean for Admissions at East Carolina University, Director of Special Programs, and Associate Professor of Medicine for the Department of Medical Education at the UNC School of Medicine. He served as the 112th President of the National Medical Association. He was previously Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at Duke University, and a staff physician at the VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He also served on the North Carolina Medical Society Patient Safety Task force, chaired the Board of Directors at the Lincoln Community Health Center, has spoken about health disparities before the Congressional Black Caucus, was a medical ambassador in Ghana, and has served as a mentor for the Student National Medical Association. He is a dedicated leader in delivering patient equity through broader access, and is a staunch proponent of healthcare reform.

He will be speaking at our Symposium on Friday October 1st with the topic "Do Black Lives Matter in Healthcare: Tips on Dismantling Racism in Healthcare."

Visit www.avlaahs.net/symposium for more information and to register!

Cedric M. Bright, MD, FACP is a physician and patient advocate, is Associate Dean for Admissions at East Carolina University, Director of Special Programs, and Associate Professor of Medicine for the Department of Medical Education at the UNC School of Medicine. He served as the 112th President of the National Medical Association. He was previously Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at Duke University, and a staff physician at the VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He also served on the North Carolina Medical Society Patient Safety Task force, chaired the Board of Directors at the Lincoln Community Health Center, has spoken about health disparities before the Congressional Black Caucus, was a medical ambassador in Ghana, and has served as a mentor for the Student National Medical Association. He is a dedicated leader in delivering patient equity through broader access, and is a staunch proponent of healthcare reform.

He will be speaking at our Symposium on Friday October 1st with the topic "Do Black Lives Matter in Healthcare: Tips on Dismantling Racism in Healthcare."

Visit www.avlaahs.net/symposium for more information and to register!

Symposium — Asheville African American Health Symposium 09/20/2021

Symposium — Asheville African American Health Symposium

It's not too late to register for the Asheville African American Health Symposium! Check out our speakers! You don't want to miss this opportunity to learn more about how to break the barriers of health disparities that plague the African American community.

Some of the hot topics are "Do Black Lives Matter in Healthcare: Tips on Dismantling Racism in Healthcare"; "The Effects of Historical Trauma on Black Patients"; "Addressing Infant Mortality in Asheville: Data Review"; "Treating People, Not Dis-eases".

The conference will take place on Thursday, September 30-October 3rd at MAHEC and virtually for those who cannot attend in person.

For more information, visit www.avlaahs.net.

#avlaahs #addressinghealthequity #blackhealth #wnc #ashevillenc #asheville #mentalhealth #healtheducation #cme #continuingprofessionaldevelopment

Symposium — Asheville African American Health Symposium 2021 Asheville African American SymposiumMountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) Asheville, North Carolina Register Now According to the January 2020, Healthy North Carolina 2030 Report, there are stark disparities in life expectancy across race, geography, and gender, as well as intersections...

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