SACRAMENTO – African American babies are dying at twice the rate of babies of any other ethnicity. This is an epidemic in our state and in this country. It is important that we not just raise awareness about the issue but that we gather together the best minds in the state to change this paradigm and work toward solutions that will result in saving our Black babies! That’s why California Black Health Network is saying “no!” to Black infant mortality during its 2014 policy conference and 2nd annual golf tournament.
California Black Health Network believes that you have to look at the whole family to save the lives of our babies that’s why this year’s conference theme is “Building Healthy Black Families from Beginning to End”. The conference is open to students, health professionals, community organizations and anyone that has an interest in improving the quality of life for our families. The strategy outcomes produced at the conference will guide CBHN and other organizations to serve as a voice for those who do not have a voice. We are committed to creating a framework of change in how we address the issues in our black families while organizing policy and advocacy efforts for 2015. That’s why we have gathered a respected and experienced group of speakers and facilitators including the CBHN Board, California State Legislatures and respected leaders in the community health field.
The Policy Conference will be held at the Capitol City Holiday Inn in downtown Sacramento on September 11, followed by the CBHN Annual Golf Tournament on September 12, 2014 at Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville, CA. The golf event will feature celebrity guests, California State Legislators and we are pleased to announce the Honorable Assemblymember Steven Bradford as the event chair.
For more information, or to reserve a spot or sign on as a sponsor, please visit www.cbhnheroes.org or contact Glenda Lombard at Edwin Lombard Management, LLC at 916. 412-4835 as well as glenda@Lombardmgmt.com.