Celebrating Black History Through Health Education
On Thursday, February 21 at 6:00 pm, Underground Books will host the first of a series of conversations about health topics pertinent to the African-Americans for the benefit of Oak Park residents and the greater Sacramento community. Why? Because rarely has Virgil’s saying “The greatest wealth is health” been more pressing than it is today. Access to health care and stigma associated with medical treatment can be issues for many people, but investing in health education and promoting self-care can result in better quality of life outcomes for everyone. How? Medical providers and facilitators, including Dr. Keith and Sheila Hopkins, will provide information and answer questions to help empower and teach people to take control of their physical and mental health. Topics include hypertension (Thursday, February 21), diabetes, hepatitis, depression, the healing power of faith and more. Where? Your community bookstore and resource, #UndergroundBooks, of course (2814 35th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817). For more information call (916) 737-3333.