HEAL Collaborative connects communities to a wide variety of medical treatment options that support individual and population health management. We understand that teaching underserved communities about accessing services and resources improves overall health standards and health outcomes. Participants in our programs report increased knowledge about health and diseases affecting themselves or their community and increased confidence in their ability to manage and advocate for their healthcare needs. HEAL Collaborative speakers and educators have presented dozens of educational forums and reached over 50,000 people in underserved communities.

In addition to traditional treatment options, HEAL Collaborative educational forums demystify clinical research, explain the consequences of failing to achieve fair representation in clinical trials and the reasons for the lack of minority involvement. We also address limited access to specialists or specialty care centers that serve as referral sources, fear of exploitation, potential unintended outcomes, stigmatization, and discrimination.

“The patient panel was wonderful! We learned so much and their personal stories were so impactful, everyone including the physicians publicly expressed their authentic empathy.” – Feedback from an event attendee

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Need help educating and empowering your congregation's health literacy? Contact us. We can help survey the health of your congregation to establish areas of need, share that information, and provide educational resources.

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Lupus Education & Diversity in Clinical Trials

Hello from Reid Temple A.M.E. Church and HEAL Collaborative! You are invited to join us in person and online for our first Lupus Education and Diversity in Clinical Trials Community Conversation Symposium. Let's gather for breakfast and lunch for an engaging discussion about advancing the health of African Americans with lupus and diversity in clinical trials. We’ll hear…

Kidney Health Screening & Awareness Event

African American are 3x more likely to have kidney failure than White Americans. Come out to get a free kidney health screening as you learn more about this important organ.

Past Events

Learn about critical health topics online by watching some of our past events.

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HEAL is proud to host educational roundtables that include both policymakers and faith-based community leaders. These Pastor & Policy Roundtables are held throughout the country and provide information about rare diseases, screenings, and the latest updates in treatments.

Check back here to learn more about what was covered in past roundtables.

Interested in being a part of the next one? Contact us