Lowcountry Mental Health Summit on May 21, 2022

This summit is a great opportunity to learn more about mental health and how it impacts our community. You’ll have the chance to explore different approaches to counseling and learn about resources that are available to you.

We hope that you will join us at the summit, on May 21st, 2022, at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. 7396 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406 from 9am-5pm, as we work together to improve mental health in our community. It’s going to be a great event, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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About Summit

The Lowcountry Mental Health Summit presented by the Parent Leader Network of the Charleston Area
Urban League in partnership with the Project Prevent Program of the Department of Alternative
Programs and Services of the Charleston County will be held on May 21st, 2022, at Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church-7396 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406 from 9am- 5pm.

In 2021, Parent Leader Network (PLN) members decided that the mental health of Black students within
the Lowcountry was a priority that needed to be addressed. However, many parents recognized that
there were knowledge gaps regarding protocols for attending to mental health concerns within their
schools. The PLN agreed that a mental health summit was needed because “we don’t know what we
don’t know”. The purpose of the Summit is to create a conducive space for discussing and learning
about mental health and how it impacts Lowcountry families, exploring best practices in mental health
approaches for school-based systems, and gaining access to culturally appropriate school-based and
community-based counseling resources.

The summit is free to Lowcountry residents and will feature a hybrid engagement platform with sessions
occurring in person and virtually. There will be a dynamic keynote speaker, breakout sessions for adults
and children (6th grade and up) with Behavioral Health experts, Practitioners, and School
Administrators. Exhibitors will be on site and free boxed lunches will be provided.

Session Topics Include:

  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Second Step
  • Positive Interventions and Support
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Restorative Practices

Free childcare services will be provided for children in Kindgergarten-5th grade.
Vendor tables are still available for community resources that would like to participate

May 2022 CHS Area Branch Program: Public Institutions, Pharmacists and Physicians: Racial Inequities in Healthcare in South Carolina, 1790-1950

EVENT: Charleston Area Branch ASALH Membership Meeting and Program

DATE: MAY 14, 2022 1-3PM

LOCATION: Virtual via Zoom

DESCRIPTION; Branch Meeting and Panel Presentation

TITLE: “Public Institutions, Pharmacists and Physicians: Racial Inequities in Healthcare in South Carolina, 1790-1950”

PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION

This interdisciplinary panel will address health disparities by race in 18th, 19th and 20th century South Carolina utilizing diverse research methodologies in uncovering the deeply troubled yet important history of racial inequities in health care in South Carolina. Presenters will: examine the essential role of enslaved workers in America’s first public orphanage explore the life and career of Dr. John McFarland during the late nineteenth through the twentieth centuries and; discuss the reach  history of African American medical institutions and the paucity of official records in archival repositories.

PRESENTERS

Dr. Felice Knight, Assistant Professor History Department, The Citadel

Dr. Brian Fors, Curator Waring Historical Library, MUSC

Lahnice McFall Hollister, Independent Scholar and Genealogist

PROGRAM AGENDA

1:00    Welcome and Call to Order and Lift Every Voice and Sing

1:10    Officers / Committee Reports

1:45    Panel Presentation

2:15    Q&A

2:30    Announcements

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Social Determinants of Black Health and Wellness on April 9, 2022 at 1pm EST

The Charleston Area Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is hosting a series of programs focusing on Black health and wellness in honor of National Minority Health Month.

Join us for an interactive virtual forum as we define the social factors that impact health and ways we can actively improve health and wellness outcomes for the Black community. Featured panelists are a trio of local healthcare leaders to include Dr. Michael Moxley, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity Officer at Roper St. Francis Healthcare; Renee Linyard-Gary, Director of Health at Trident United Way; and Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell, Primary Care Physician, Founder of Closing the Gap in Healthcare and renowned community health activist. Program will be hosted by Kimberly Butler Willis, Managing Director of GOODSTOCK Consulting.

Registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

April 10, 2021: Branch Meeting and Panel on Promoting Health and Wellness

Program Title: The Black Family-Promoting Health and Wellness

Date: April 10, 2021 via Zoom

Time: Membership Meeting at 1pm; Program at 1:50pm

Description

Membership meeting to be followed by a panel discussion

The Covid-19 pandemic has refocused and reinforced attention on the existence of health disparities for Black Americans. Our panel of health care providers will explore the family based issues, strategies, and actions that impact health and wellness outcomes.

Panelists

  • Thaddeus J. Bell, MD, Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc.
    • Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell is a practicing Family Practice Physician in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine and the Founder of Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc. (CGHC), a non-profit organization created to decrease health disparities by providing health education for African Americans and other under-served populations. Closing the Gap in Health Care radio health tips as well as the website  has received  National Awards from the National Health Foundation as one the best programs of its kind in the Country in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • Paula Orr, MD, Charleston Women’s Wellness Center
    • As board-certified GYN, Dr. Paula Orr brings more than 20 years of extensive experience in every aspect of women’s care. Specializing in Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery, Advance Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery, to alternative medicine and preventative medicine to treat many gynecological ailments, you will find the experience and care that you need. In addition, Dr. Orr and her staff work to treat the total woman, Body, Mind and Spirit. That’s why you will find a relaxing, motivational, and caring environment inside our practice.

Moderator

  • Gwendolyn Harris, PhD, Charleston Branch Program Committee

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