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“Affordable Care Act: Access, Prevention & Career Opportunities”
Sister to Sister International’s Healthy Weekend Extravaganza19th Annual Health Symposium & Expo Saturday, September 14th, 9:00 – 5:00 pm at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry
The theme for the Annual Sister to Sister International, Healthy Weekend Extravaganza is the “Affordable Care Act (ACA): Access Prevention, and Career Opportunities.”
The Healthy Weekend will kick-off on Friday, September 14th, with a “Healthy Roadshow.” Ted Young Community Center, located at 32 Manhattan Avenue, Greenburgh, N.Y. from 10am – 4:00 pm, featuring free health screenings, including: HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, blood pressure, glucose, vision, waist measurement and much more. These services will be provided in collaboration with our community partners including Commissioner Bill Carter, the Westchester County Department of Health and the Greenburgh Community Health Center.
The crown jewel of the weekend is the 19th Annual Health Symposium & Expo being held on Saturday, September 14th, 9:00 – 5:00 pm at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. It will be an informative, fun and great networking opportunity!
"Too many women are dying unnecessarily due to the fact that they are not fully aware of their healthcare needs and the resources available,” says Dr. Suzanne Greenidge, owner of Woman to Woman Ob/Gynecologists in Yonkers, and STSI’s Health Symposium Co- Chairperson
An afternoon Medical Doctors Panel entitled “ACA: Prevention is the Key” will be moderated by Dr. Suzanne Greenidge, and feature Dr. Oni Blackstock, Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Dr. Brenda Aiken Thompson, MD Director for Medical Services at Columbia University and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. They will cover ACA access information on important health screenings and preventative measures related to HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and more.
Other esteemed symposium presenters include noted Attorney, Gail Wright Sirmans, Esq. and Jan Cook, Esq., who will review the Family Medical Leave Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act, Health Care Proxies and more. AARP will also sponsor an informative financial planning workshop including planning for college, retirement and good future financial heath
Healthy Weekend sponsors include: Mercy College, AARP, Brannan Solutions Group, Dannon, Entergy, State Farm, Woman to Woman Obstetrics & Gynecology, Congressman Eliot Engel, Kingdom Christian Cultural Center, Westchester Black Nurses Assn., Colgate, Barksdale Health Care Services, Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network and the Westchester County Press.
Sister to Sister International, Inc. (STSI) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization established in 1994, that links womenand girls of African descent globally, to the resources that connect, advance and strengthens them. We do this through advocacy, education and the promotion of African culture. Developing healthy lifestyles is a cornerstone of the organization. Our primary areas of focus include Health and Wellness, Education and Global Affairs. Sister to Sister International holds Special Consultative Status to the U.N. Economic and Social Council and has supported various global health initiatives including very successful “Mamma Kit” and “Sisters Beating the Odds & Claiming Wellness” Campaigns.