February 8 at Delavan-Grider Community Center
Community Access Services will host a Men’s Health Summit from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 8 at the Delavan-Grider Community Center located at 877 E. Delavan Avenue in Buffalo. The event is free and will provide men of color with the information and resources they need to take better control of their health and wellness. The event is sponsored by Masten District Councilman Ulysees O. Wingo and the Healthcare Education Project.
The event will feature a panel discussion with medical doctors and other healthcare professionals on the topic: “Why men of color need to take their health more serious!” There will be free health screenings for participants ages 18 and up, as well as information on how to access a variety of health support services in the community.
Providers will be onsite to administer the health screenings, which include non-invasive physical health screenings and HIV testing. They can also answer questions about HIV, hepatitis C, mental health, and more.
“Studies have shown that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor and it’s putting them at risk of developing chronic illnesses and higher rates of mortality. This is also true for men from communities of color,” said Kimberly Brown, executive director at Community Access Services. “By facilitating the conversation, we are helping men’s voices to be heard and can begin to move toward a solution of health autonomy. Ensuring everyone has access to the care they need and deserve is the cornerstone of services offered at Community Access Services and we are pleased to host this event for men from communities of color.”
Participants can enjoy free lunch and swag bags. There will be raffles for those who receive testing services.
For more information visit Community Access Services Facebook page @CommunityAccessServicesofWNY.
Community Access Services is a not-for-profit organization committed to addressing the epidemic of HIV and other diseases that challenge the health and welfare of urban communities in Western New York by assuring the availability of comprehensive care services including prevention, education and treatment.