Our Health Matters: Examining the Minority Health Crisis in Pennsylvania
Diabetes, hypertension and obesity are just some of the conditions and diseases that effect minority communities in greater numbers. As a result, African-Americans and Hispanics represent more than 55 percent of those on the organ transplant waiting list and the crisis continues to worsen.
Join us for this free educational event and learn how you can help your community address this crisis. It’s time to take our health into our own hands.
Philadelphia, March 19th: WHYY, Independence Mall West 150 North 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Pittsburgh, March 25th: The University Club, University of Pittsburgh, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (Free parking at Soldiers & Sailors)
Events in both cities take place from 8 – 11:30AM; free breakfast is included.
Free Event is approved for CE credit hours by ACCME, PA Board of Nursing & National Association of Social Workers.*
- Clive O. Callender, M.D., Founder, Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP)
- Panel of Medical Professionals to discuss obstacles and opportunities for organ and tissue donation
- Panel of Religious and Civic leaders to discuss community concerns and perception of organ and tissue donation
- Organ Recipients and Donor Families as they tell their personal stories of how donation changed their lives
- In Pittsburgh: Sheldon Ingram, WTAE Channel 4 Action News
- In Philadelphia: Taunya English, Senior Health Writer, WHYY
To register for the events in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, please complete the form below.