National Minority Health Month Event

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and local community partners will bring awareness of the disparities some populations face more than others at a symposium held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, April 25, in Chester. Free breakfast and snacks will be served.

Organizers say, “Partnering for Health Equity in our communities literally means everyone will have the opportunity to live a long, healthy life. No one should be disadvantaged because of race, ethnicity, gender, income, sexual orientation, neighborhood or any other social condition.”

Topics include social determinants of health; chronic conditions: diabetes, hypertension and heart disease disparities; baby's first project perinatal periods of risk study in Delaware county; and violence and health disparities.

Speakers include David Saunders, director of the Office of Health Equity PA Department of Health; Greg Williams, CEO of BDG Enterprises and DHSS Division of Public Health training education administrator; Fran Stier, of the Chester Community Coalition; and Katie Kenyon, of the CK Community Foundation.

Admission is free. Location: Friends Meeting House, 520 E. 24th St., Chester. For registration (required), visit

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