Our Journey to Wellness and Empowerment Summit

April 26 17:03 2016 Print This Article
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Jennelle Birthwright, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Left) The Reverend Dr. Natalie P. Alford, M.Div., Ed.D. (Right) talks to the standing room only crowd about mind, body, and soul.

On Saturday, April 23 rd at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center located at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. The day began with registration, a light and healthy breakfast and health screenings at 8:30 a.m.  Activities that include workshops, free lunch and intermittent drawings for prizes throughout the day culminate at 2:30 p.m. with a signature physician, youth and survivors fashion show. DST was excited to continue their partnership with Christiana Care Health System and to begin a new collaboration with One Village Alliance to bring the “Girls Can Do Anything!” experience to 11-17 year old guests.   There is a pressing need within the community to elevate awareness of the physical and mental health issues that women and young ladies face. The summit seeks to empower women and girls to take control of their health by promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.  The focus was  on health and wellness with special emphasis on prevention, chronic disease management (i.e., presentations on top cancers, cardiovascular, diabetes, kidney disease, etc.), mental, emotional and spiritual wellness, substance and alcohol abuse and overall healthy living and holistic wellness (nutrition, fitness and beauty). Workshops was facilitated by female physicians, other health professionals and knowledge experts. There were also health promotion exhibitors and resources; health insurance information and certified ACA marketplace counselors to connect consumers to primary care physicians and healthcare services, including Medicaid, Medicare and other state assistance programs.  For more information goto www.delawaredeltas.org

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