Family Reunion Forum
Re: Black Health
In Response To: Re: Black Health ()
Thanks for your response. My family reunion did a mini-health fair about 6 years ago and it was well received. We have a good number of health care providers who were very good with their workshops and provided blood pressure readings. I think that we need to go a step further and let the family know, the youth in particular, what their genealogical health is so that they can make educated and informed decisions. Most black families have someone with high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and cancer, but we need to address the issues of how to prevent and or maintain a healthy lifestyle inspite of these problems. Our children are not getting the exercise that they need and will have serious health issues later on life. Black women in particular are hard hit by heart disease and breast cancer and we need to let our families/sisters know how to be in a pro-active regimen. I don't want to scare the family and take away the fun but I want them to know what they need to know so that they will be with us for many reunions to come by. I am looking into NIH and the Kidney Institute as well as the office on Minority Health.