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.
If You Have Lungs, You Can Get Lung CancerVirtual
Register to join us for Workshop 1 of our lung cancer educational series. Healthcare experts, survivors and caregivers will discuss the importance of risk factors, symptoms & health disparities within the Black and brown community. Sponsored by: AMGEN, HEAL Collaborative, Impact Church, Grady Health Systems, and Morehouse School of Medicine Register: https://impactchurcheastpointga.breezechms.com/form/Lungs6422
A Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer: The Impact of Clinical Trials in African American HealthVirtual
June is Men's Health Month! Come be a part of an important community conversation on African American men's health. This program is being hosted by Turner Chapel AME Church Son's of Allen Men's Breakfast, held monthly at the church. To attend the breakfast in person, please contact: Rev. Leonard Kaigler: [email protected] *This event will also…
Workshop II: If You Have Lungs, You Can Get Lung Cancer
EVENT DETAILS: Participants will learn about how physicians utilize low dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) to detect lung cancer when lung cancer is small and curable. Lung cancer screening is not a one-time CT scan or Chest X-ray, but a “multidisciplinary program” composed of a dedicated multidisciplinary team, nurse navigators and LDCTs to evaluate changes…
Workshop III: Receiving Personalized Care and Treatments That Fit Your Lung Cancer Diagnosis
How Biomarker Testing is Helping to Close the Health Equity Gap in Lung Cancer What to expect? This workshop will cover the latest advances in biomarker testing, immunotherapy, targeted therapies, minimally invasive procedures, and lung cancer treatment that are transitioning lung cancer to a treatable disease. Health equity and improving access to multidisciplinary lung…
Workshop IV: Clinical Trials and Legislation Improve Healthcare Access: A Community Conversation about African Americans and Lung Cancer
This will be a hybrid event hosted in Atlanta, GA. Stay tuned for more details. What to expect? This workshop will cover the role of clinical trials and healthcare policy in improving lung cancer survival and quality of life. Health equity and improving access to screening, biomarker testing, and clinical trials for people of color…
Workshop Part I: “I Will Remember for You”: Alzheimer’s Awareness in the African American Community
About this event HEAL Collaborative is partnering with Mount Teman A.M.E. Church in Elizabeth, NJ, to bring a two-part Alzheimer’s educational workshop series. Esteemed subject matter experts will share how Alzheimer’s impacts communities of color and how our participation in clinical trials matters. Caregivers will also join the discussion to provide first-hand accounts of their…
Workshop Part II: Alzheimer’s: Diversity in Clinical Trials Participation & Brain Health
HEAL Collaborative is partnering with Mount Teman A.M.E. Church in Elizabeth, NJ, to bring a two-part Alzheimer’s educational workshop series. Esteemed subject matter experts will share how Alzheimer’s impacts communities of color and how our participation in clinical trials matters. Caregivers will also join the discussion to provide first-hand accounts of their experiences caring for…
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…
Seasoned Saints Building Healthy Bones Community Conversation
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church is hosting an education workshop, “Seasoned Saints Building Healthy Bones Community Conversation”. You’ll hear from local experts in bone health, nutrition, and fitness, plus a personal story of fracture recovery. *LUNCH WILL BE SERVED* ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which bones lose their density, becoming thinner…
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.
Learn about critical health topics online by watching some of our past events.
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