Church of Christ Ladies Lectureship-Retreat 

Presents the 

WJW Health Fair      

In This Issue
Affordable Care Act
Health Disparities
Eating on a Budget
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Are you from Tennessee and need health insurance?  If so, the Tennessee Primary Care Association Navigators will be on hand to talk to you about the ACA.  If you qualify, there will be an enrollment opportunity into TennCare.
Nashville City Attractions
Don't forget to reserve your seat on one of the Saturday tour buses.
African-American Tour or the Shopping Tour 


Stops on the tour:

Lunch at Ella Jean's and Harper's Restaurants. (Each person is responsible for the purchase of her own lunch.)


Fort Negley 

Downtown historical sites significant to African Americans.


African American Publishing Houses 

Civil Rights Participation

Jefferson Street area


African American businesses along Jefferson Street 

Fisk Campus 

Meharry Medical College 

TSU Campus 

Freedom Riders 

Schrader Lane's Assisted Living Facility and Senior Citizen's Home

plus much more.......


The Shopping Tour will take the ladies to Opry Mills Mall where they may purchase lunch (on their own) at the Food Court. 


Newsletter              February 2014

The Health Fair Team is planning an awesome event for the attendees of the Church of Christ 29th Annual Ladies' Lectureship-Retreat.  Join us on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM for an event that will educate and empower you to improve not only your health, but also the health of those around you. This event is free and is open to the public!

Among other vendors and booths, the Health Fair Team is planning the following specialty parlors:

1. The Affordable Care Information Parlor with the SHEC--Southeastern Regional Health Equity Council
2.  The Oral Health Screening Parlor
3. The Healthy Kids & Teens Fitness and Nutrition Parlor 
You and the Affordable Care Act

Understanding the ACA

The Marketplace simplifies your search for health coverage by gathering the options available in your area in one place. With one application, you can compare plans, and explore any free or low-cost programs you may qualify for.  Although the Heath Fair will take place after the enrollment deadline, representatives will be on hand to discuss your options and answer questions.  (See TennCare article in the left column.)

Health Disparities - Obesity and Oral  Health

Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic disease and can decrease longevity, quality of life, and economic productivity.  In recent decades, the United States has made substantial progress in improving our residents' health and reducing disparities, but ongoing economic, racial/ethnic, and other social disparities in health still exist. Read more...


Oral Health

Oral health disparities are profound in the United States. Despite major improvements in oral health for the population as a whole, oral health disparities exist for many racial and ethnic groups by socioeconomic status, gender, age and geographic location.  Find out how you can close the gap for your family regarding good oral health. Stop by the Oral Health Parlor for an oral health screening.  Read more...


Additionally, there will be fact sheets on the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health National Partnership for Action to Reduce Health Disparities Region IV Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) that was established to reduce health disparities in eight regional states. (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee) Click here for more information on health equity. There are ten of these in the US covering all fifty states and US territories.

Eating on a Budget - The Three P's   

Learn how to plan, purchase and prepare nutritious meals on a budget.  Stop by the Nutrition Parlor for information on smart shopping for Eating for the Health of It!   Click on the image at the right to visit a USDA website devoted to healthy eating! 

This year's Winnie J Wright Health Fair is sure to be the first of it's kind.  Join us on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 1 to 5 PM.  You'll be glad you did!   Not registered yet?  There is still time!  Visit Click on the "Registration" tab.

Church of Christ Ladies Lectureship-Retreat
Elsie Gilliam, Chair,; Debra Biddle,, Co-Chair