CBHN Health4Life Series
The Current State of Care/Disparities in Caregiving for the Black Community
May 9, 2023

This series is designed to help the Black community be better prepared, plan for, and manage caring for an aging parent or loved one with health issues and in need of caregiving services and support. Session 1 of this 5-part series focuses on the current state of California caregivers, Black and other communities of color, and the many challenges families encounter as they navigate caregiving responsibilities, largely on their own.

This event is sponsored by AARP and SCAN Health Plan

CBHN Health4Life Series
Let’s Dismantle Diabetes Series – Session 2: No Sugar, Baby!
April 27, 2023

This Health4Life Series, “Let’s Dismantle Diabetes”, is for individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes and desire to learn how to more effectively manage their disease, prevent disease progression, and how to optimize their health and well-being. Session 2 focuses on understanding A1c and glucose, the connection between nutrition and excess sugar, and insulin resistance as well as important facts to learn how to take charge of your health and wellness.

CBHN Health4Life
Let’s Dismantle Diabetes Series – Session 1: Diabetes and the Black Community, Why Us?
April 13, 2023

This Health4Life Series is for individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes and desire to learn how to more effectively manage their disease, prevent disease progression, and how to optimize their health and well-being. Session 1 focuses on explaining what is diabetes, why the Black community experiences diabetes more than others, and important facts to know to take charge of your health and wellness.

Speaker: Courtney Walker, Pharm.D., R.Ph, Health Outcomes Director – Managed Markets Health Equity

CBHN Health4Life Series on Breast Health – Clinical Trials and TNBC
October 13, 2022

Please join us for an important discussion in recognition of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day and how participation in clinical trials is critical to finding more effective therapies for Black women and saving more lives.

In addition to learning about Metastatic Breast Cancer,  current treatments, and experimental options for clinical trials, we will dive deep into the importance of clinical trials, how they work and how they can be a lifesaving option. We will discuss clinical trial myths and discuss why they are a viable and important tool in improving breast cancer outcomes for Black women.

August 3, 2022

The CA/HI NAACP in partnership with the American Cancer Society, will host a Train the Trainer series to speak to Access to Care in our community. A healthy life starts with quality care. Join us on August 3, 2022 as we discuss the barriers African Americans face accessing care and resources and the ways organizations are trying to address this issue.

Health4Life Series on Mental Health: The Impact of Intergenerational Trauma on the Mental Health and Well-being of Black Youth
July 14, 2022

In recognition of Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (NMMHAM), CBHN launched the Health4Life Series on Mental Health. NMMHAM was started because of BeBe’s passion and commitment to bringing greater awareness to those individuals whose background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. This session focused on a unique perspective on mental health in our community — The Impact of Intergenerational Trauma on the Mental Health and Well-being of Black Youth. We will explore key learnings from our past; how racial trauma plays a role in genetics and how it shows up in our bodies; the interconnectedness of mental and physical health and well-being; and healing practices to combat stress and trauma.

Health4Life Series: Black Music and Movement, and the Power to Heal
June 28th, 2022

In recognition of Black Music Appreciation Month and Brain Health Awareness Month, CBHN hosted a Health4Life event to discuss how music and movement can be therapeutic healing techniques for brain health and healthy aging. Listening to or playing music is a great tool to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process and provides a total brain workout. Research has shown that listening to music not only improves memory and mental alertness, it also improves sleep quality, and mood, and can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and trauma.

Health4Life Series on Breast Health: Women, Wisdom, and Warriors
June 16, 2022

This session was held in recognition of National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week (June 16-22), and discussed and built awareness of the WISDOM Study, stress the importance of being proactive about breast health and breast cancer screening for Black women, and to encourage more diverse participation in research. The session featured a representative from the WISDOM Study, a study participant/advocate/ambassador, and breast cancer survivors.

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 dsmith@cablackhealthnetwork.org.

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.