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16th ANNUAL CARIBBEAN HEALTH SUMMIT

By Kent Donahue

August 13, 2019

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, the community is invited to attend the 16th annual Caribbean Health Summit at Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando, Florida. The doors will open at 8:00 am and the event runs until 2:00pm. 

This free community event will provide health screenings and health information and is hosted by the Center for Multicultural Wellness and Prevention Inc. Co-chairs of the summit are City of Orlando Commissioner Regina I. Hill and Orange County Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin.  

“Motivate yourself- Live Healthy” is the theme of this year’s health summit, which emphasizes taking care of not only your body but your mind, and spirit as well. Health experts will attend the event and share important strategies to embrace your health through prevention of diseases; improving wellness and quality of life. 

At the summit, health experts will share important strategies to embrace your health through prevention of diseases; improving wellness and quality of life. Health screenings will include Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) exams, Eye exams, Dental exams, Body Mass Index (BMI), Cholesterol, Glucose (blood sugar), Blood pressure, HIV/Syphilis, and Mental Health assessment. Flu shots will be available. 

The Center for Multicultural Wellness and Prevention Inc. (CMWP) will host the summit in partnership with the Greater Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Orlando, Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of Florida Inc., the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, Caribbean American Passport Magazine, Central Florida Medical Society, Haitian American Nurses Association, Owl, Inc. Transportation, and the Center for Change. 

Additional sponsors include: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Advent Health, Cigna Foundation, Florida Blue, Orlando Utilities Commission, Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Jewel’s Family Success Center, Anthem Foundation, Simply Health Care, Clear Health Alliance, Community Health Centers, Humana, and Ambetter Sunshine Plan. 

For details on the event, visit the Everbrite page at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caribbean-health-summit-2019-tickets-62220807109.    

CMWP 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.  Celebrating its 24th year in the community, this nonprofit 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 CMWP, please call (407) 648-9440 or visit our website at www.cmwp.org.