NEWAAMA, Bellin to Host Community Health Event

Feb. 23 expo to provide education, array of free services for attendees

The Northeast Wisconsin African American Association (NEWAAMA), in partnership with Bellin Health, will present a community health event Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay, 311 S. Oneida St.

“Health & Wellness Expo: Empowering our Community to Live Well” will take place from 4-7 p.m. and includes a free dinner. Members of the community are invited for an array of wellness-related activities including basic physicals, blood pressure screenings, diabetic education, fitness activities and health workshops. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

“Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of African Americans in the nation, and 3.2 million African Americans have diabetes — a third of whom are unaware of it,” said Randell Steele, NEWAAMA vice president. “We need to educate our community about the importance of general health and wellness, sharing information and encouraging regular visits with a primary care provider.”

Community outreach is a critical part of Bellin’s mission, added Andrea Werner, Bellin Health vice president, Heart, Lung & Vascular Services. “This is truly what Bellin Health is all about — not just passively waiting for individuals to come our way, but actively reaching out into the community to make a difference,” she said. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with NEWAAMA for this important and enjoyable event.”

More information about the Health & Wellness Expo and NEWAAMA is available on Facebook.