Virtual Event Archives

Health4Life Series on Breast Health: Women, Wisdom, and Warriors | Webinar Registration

June 16, 2022

Partner Event: Teletown Hall: Latest on COVID-19 and its Impact on the Black Community

March 25, 2022

CBHN’s partner AARP California hosted this Access Live event to discuss Covid-19 and its impact on the health and wellness of the African American/Black community. The event was moderated by Rhonda Smith, Executive Director of the Black Health Network and featured Dr. Oliver Brooks, Chief Medical Officer at Watts Healthcare Corporation; James Coomes, Mental Health Clinical Program Head Director at Los Angeles County; Alaina Morgan, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Southern California; and Erich “Coach E” Nall, owner of Ultimate Transformations Fitness Training. Each expert in their respective field provided insights to how the African American/Black community can protect themselves from COVID, how to maximize physical health, the importance of mental health, and provided resources to address these issues.

The Impact of ACEs on Breastfeeding among Black Women

November 12, 2021

This event was created in collaboration with the Sacramento WIC office to focus on how to address and dismantle stereotypes, disparities in breastfeeding, and the impact of past trauma on black women and breastfeeding behavior. Topics also included how to cultivate cultural humility and incorporate ACES screening in maternal healthcare. Featured speakers for this event were Tanya Khemet Taiwo, CPM, MPH, PhD; Aqueelah Russell, MBA, IBCLC, LCCE; and Tamesha Valverde, IBCLC, Mother, Doula, Advocate, Co-Founder of Flourishing Families, Inc. this was an ACES Aware sponsored event.

CBHN HEALTH4LIFE Series with Celebrity Chef Tiffany Derry

October 28, 2021

Thank you to those that participated in the inaugural CBHN Health4Life virtual cooking event, featuring Celebrity Chef, reality TV chef and entrepreneur, Tiffany Derry! If you were not able to attend, recipe cards are below. We encourage you to try out the recipes on your own. If you do, be sure to share on social media and tag @yourcbhn #health4life.

If your name was announced during the demo as prize winner, your gift card will be sent via the email you provided during registration. Questions? Email

Candid Conversations: COVID-19 & The Black and African American Community… What’s Next?

April 4, 2021

The California Department of Public Health, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, Vaccinate All 58, and California Black Health Network presented “Candid Conversations: COVID-19 & The Black and African American Community… What’s Next?”, a virtual town hall meeting featuring guest panelists Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Surgeon General for the State of California; Dr. Oliver T. Brooks, chief medical officer at Watts Healthcare Corporation (Los Angeles); Dr. David Tom Cooke, FACS, associate professor and chief, division of general thoracic surgery at UC Davis Health (Sacramento); and Rhonda M. Smith, executive director at California Black Health Network (Sacramento).

The Impact of ACES on Black Maternal Health

March 20, 2021

This event focused on effective approaches to address the needs of Black pregnant women, the impact of ACES, and its association with maternal health and poor birth outcomes for Black women, Medi-Cal recipients, and others. This event is designed for all health care providers across California who are interested in learning about the importance of and the role of ACES screening in addressing and improving Black Maternal Health and Infant Mortality outcomes.

2020 Events

Your Health, Your Vote

October 29, 2020

A dynamic panel discussion focused on protecting our health, our healthcare, and our lives. The objective is to educate, encourage, and empower all of us to take action regarding our health, healthcare, and our future. Attendees will learn and discuss what is at stake regarding our healthcare in the upcoming election, and what we all can do to protect our health and our healthcare.

Achieving Black Health Equity and Covid-19

April 27, 2020

California Black Health Network, Senator Holly J. Mitchell and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science for a virtual town hall meeting on Achieving Black Health Equity and COVID-19. COVID-19 has highlighted the health disparities that historically has plagued our communities. The lack of resources and funding is an ongoing issue that creates barriers to move the needle. Join us for an honest and results focused conversation with industry experts we continue to build the Black Health Agenda.