“Hundreds in the Minority Communities expected to Join 2021 Virtual Online event”

ORLANDO, Fla. – September 8, 2021– The Center for Multicultural Wellness and Prevention Inc. (CMWP) in collaboration with funding support from Advent Health, Humana, City of Orlando, Florida Department of Health Orange County, Florida Blue, OUC and collaboration with some local agencies will host the First of its kind virtual Online summit from September 20 to 24, 2021 starting at 6:00pm every day. The event also received a substantial funding from the Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) Regional Community Coalition (RCC) Micro Grant in the amount of $5,000 to increase the capacity and access to COVID-19 vaccination in our area.

“We are excited to support this year’s Caribbean Health Summit- by working together we can ensure communities and their families have the resources and information they need to help them live a healthy lifestyle,” says Christine Hall, Director of Community Engagement at the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN). “We look forward to partnering with CMWP and building upon the work to educate communities and improve their access to the COVID-19 vaccine.”

The theme of this year’s event “A Healthy Lifestyle Begins with You” was chosen by the planning committee to emphasize that individuals should take responsibility for their health, especially now during this unprecedented time of dealing with the COVID-19 and its effects on the minority community.

The Health Summit will provide individuals from the Central Florida and Caribbean communities to receive information on COVID-19, vaccines and its effects, mammograms, breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes and mental Health. These topics will be presented nightly from September 20 to 24, from 6:00pm to 6:30pm via online forum on YouTube and Face Book live.

The event is expected to bring together several local, City, County and State officials, who will be giving updates on their community and motivating the minority community to be vigilant against the COVID-19 virus and to have themselves vaccinated as soon as possible. With the funding support from our sponsors, the event is expected to reach hundreds in spite of the fact that this year’s event will not take place face-to-face.

The Center for Multicultural Wellness and Prevention is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization with the mission to enhance the health, wellness and quality of life for diverse and ethnic populations in Central Florida.

CMWP has a well-defined history of providing health education and outreach to Central Florida’s minority population. CMWP is an established non-clinical setting, health education and outreach agency in Orlando, Florida. The organization has successfully partnered with community and social agencies to effectively address the health education needs of Central Florida’s minority communities.

For more information about the Center for Multicultural Wellness and Prevention Inc., please call (407)648-9440

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