Black health is wealth - ECA Black History Month Event on 28 October


Black health is wealth is the theme of this year’s ECA Black History Month event. This FREE all-day event (10am-4pm) takes place on Saturday, 28th October at Green Towers Community Centre in Edmonton. Black health is wealth is an opportunity to talk to Black professional health practitioners about your health and wellbeing needs and aspirations.

Come and join us.

This free event will give visitors an opportunity to learn about health issues from practicing health practitioners and doctors and take those first steps to improving our health and enhancing our lives.

The event is an opportunity to improve your health literacy, through personal blood pressure and blood sugar screening.

According to Oveta McInnis, ECA Chair, “Unfortunately, the African Caribbean community suffers negatively across all health indicators. We suffer from higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and strokes. The Covid-19 pandemic had a bigger impact on our community, in terms of hospitalisation and deaths and highlighted the health inequalities in society.

“Our event is a small step in redressing this imbalance. ECA is providing our community with the information and tools to improve their own health literacy.”

The CATHIP Health hour will be streamed live in the main hall. The CATHIP Health Hour sessions on Saturday mornings use medical consultants, GPs and other professionals such as nurses and pharmacists to engage community members providing information about prevention, management, and treatment on a range of health topics.

We are delighted that the event’s will be introduced by Riyad Karim, NHS asst director, Dudu Sher Arami- Director of Public Health Enfield and Charles Kwaku -Odoi – CEO Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN).

The keynote speakers include:

  • Leading breast cancer specialist Dr Julie Hammond and Black Women Rising ambassador Evelyn Joseph.
  • Errol McKellar of the Errol McKellar Foundation will speak on Prostrate Cancer.
  • Dr Ako will be speaking on Heart awareness.

There are three dynamic workshops :

  • London-based Art Therapist Dacika Wallace will facilitate a workshop on Art Therapy for mental health
  • Bring your trainers or comfortable shoes to participate in a Fitness and health – Zumba workout by Jackie Dyer
  • Healthy diet and nutrition by Jean Jean-Marie.

There is information for everyone since the event has been tailored to the black community.

A delicious FREE Caribbean brunch is included.

There will be a number of stalls io visit including, Sound Therapy with Sharleen Dacosta, Caribbean and African Health Network, Enfield Caribbean Association Windrush Books for sale, Healthy Hearts.

Book early to secure your place. Visit ECA’s Eventbrite page to book your place.  

A dynamic day of talks and workshop:

  • Health awareness
  • Wellbeing
  • Prostate cancer
  • Mental health
  • Blood pressure and blood sugar screening
Posted: October 08, 2023