A Brain Health & Healthy Aging Forum

Join the Balm In Gilead, in partnership with the 6th Episcopal District of the CME Church, for A Brain Health & Healthy Aging Forum on Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10AM – 1PM, at West Mitchell CME Church, 560 MLK Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314. This important forum is for persons fifty and older; and for those who love and care about them.  Did you know: African Americans over 64 years old may have an increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia?  Did you know: African-Americans are twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia than whites? This forum will provide information and tools for the development and maintenance of optimal mental, social and physical well-being and function in older adults. Admission is free. Lunch will be served. 




Who We Are

The Balm In Gilead develops educational and training programs specifically designed to meet the unique needs of African American and African congregations that strive to become community centers for health education and disease prevention.

The Balm In Gilead is known for its insightful understanding of religious cultures and values and extraordinary ability to build strong, trusted partnerships with faith communities. The Balm In Gilead has been entrusted to build the capacity of national faith structures to utilize their existing relationships to deliver comprehensive health services.

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The Hill Op-Ed

Representatives from the Balm In Gilead, Inc., including members of the Conference of National Black Churches and other faith and community leaders serving African American populations, are meeting this week with members of Congress to address what has become a silent epidemic in communities nationwide.

More than three million Americans are estimated to be living with hepatitis C and as many as three-quarters of them do not know they are carrying the disease. Hepatitis C—a virus that attacks the liver—is the leading cause of liver cancer and is responsible for more deaths each year than HIV.