For one day, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Churchwill be transformed into a health and wellness center for men in the community to learn their individual health status and provide information in an encouraging atmosphere promoting understanding, instilling responsibility and empowering men of all ages to take the initiative to be healthy and whole.
Free and confidential testings being offered on site include: blood pressure screening, blood tests including Lipid Panel, Prostate Screening (40 years and older), Height, Weight, BMI, HIV (results confidential).
Lecture Topics: Healthy/Safe Sex, HIV/AIDS, STD, Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, Heart Disease, Bone Health, Nutrition and Wellness, Exercise and Caregiver Stress.
Lectures provided by: local physicians, ADA, AHA, American Cancer Assoc., and others.
The event will be conducted in a male-oriented atmosphere with barber services, card games, board games, video game competitions, etc.
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church has both current and ongoing commitments to address the health needs of its congregation and the community. The goal of this partnership/event is to diminish racial disparities in health outcomes for some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality for the underserved population of Philadelphia.
In a unique collaboration between church, health service providers and the community, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, partnering with local hospitals, has conducted the largest national screening event for men in the Philadelphia area, focused on hypertension, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, HIV and prostate cancer. Additionally, the event will feature a day of educational health lectures. Other event sponsors will include a cross section of both nationally and locally recognized medical, industry, business and political leaders.
This event has the potential for major implications for short and long term studies, to promote preventive health care. It could be used as a model for other innovative health interventions designed to reach African American men and the underserved population of Philadelphia. Enon will combine the public health interventions with opportunities and social events hosted by the church such as “The Enon Bowl” football game coinciding with the Super Bowl, men’s basketball teams and martial arts provided by Enon’s Saint’s of Valor Ministry.