Expert Health Advocates Discuss Lupus & Hep C HIV at the Black Health Matters Summit

Renowned Healthcare Advocates Discuss the HEP C Epidemic for African American Baby Boomers

Gloria Searson, ACSW, has over 22 years of professional experience in educating in the area of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Searson will cover the current Hep C epidemic experienced by African American Baby Boomers at the Black Health Matters Summit this Saturday, February 17th.

As President and Founding Director, Gloria leads the Coalition On Positive Health Empowerment (COPE) in its commitment to eradicate Hepatitis C through advocacy, education, patient screening, counseling, and peer support. The focus is to equip clients with knowledge and confidence to become actively involved in their healthcare. COPE’s mission is to promote health and wellness, as well as reduce the incidence of preventable liver-related chronic diseases and lifestyles that negatively impact the live.

Gloria Searson, ACSW
President and Founding Director, Coalition Positive Health Empowerment (C.O.P.E.)
Topic: Hepatitis C and the Epidemic for African American Boomers


Let’s Talk Lupus: It’s an Urgent Matter

Gabrielle Davis is a former news journalist, turned lupus/patient advocate who uses her candid experiences of living with lupus, chronic illness and an invisible disease to spread awareness, particularly among underserved populations and those who make decisions that directly impact underserved populations. Diagnosed in 2009 as a 26-year- old newlywed, Gabrielle Davis began her social media presence under Lupus Sistas, to connect, educate and support the lupus community. Since then she works to provide lupus education and awareness in her local community, legislatively and for the medical community.

Gabrielle Davis
Advocate and Founder, Lupus Sistas
Topic: Let’s Talk Lupus: It’s an Urgent Matter


Black Health Matters Summit Health Fair – Complimentary Services at Event

The following complimentary services will be offered on-site at our Health Fair:
• Allergy Testing
• Asthma Evaluation
• Blood Pressure
• Cancer: Testing for 94 different types of cancer genes
• Cardiovascular: (Echocardiogram, Carotid artery, Vascular arteries)
• Cholesterol
• Diabetes
• Hepatitis C
• Sudoscan (Nerve damage scan)
• VNG/ENG (Balance & Dizziness)


About Black Health Matters Summit

The conference theme is Know My Options which focuses on strengthening connections between the patient and physician. Individuals should know their options which includes understanding the importance of check-ups, managing risk factors and participating in clinical trials.
Register Here. Admission is Free


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