Events

Health Equity: Diabetes - Closing the Gap in Black Health Disparities


Diabetes is not an equal opportunity offender.

It unevenly affects People of Color - 13.3 percent prevalence in non-Hispanic Blacks compared to 9.4 percent of non-Hispanic Whites, according to national data.

Find out why at Tuesday's virtual event, Health Equity: Diabetes - Closing the Gap in Black Health Disparities, sponsored by Riverside Health System in partnership with Eastern Virginia Medical School and the community foundation.

This virtual event will:

  • Review the causes of diabetes
  • Offer practical steps to improve your health
  • Explore the trust issues between the Black community and healthcare providers
  • Discuss ways to advocate for change and better care

The event will feature Van Jones, CNN Host and Dream Corps Founder, along with a panel including Dr. Alfred Abuhamad, Dr. Elias Siraj, Dr. Carl Gibson, and Gaylene Kanoyton.

It's free, but registration is required here.