Community Programs & Partnership

Community Programs & Partnership

Annual KJLH Women’s Health Forum

 

Annual KJLH Women’s Health Forum

In 2000, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science collaborated with KJLH 102.3 FM radio station in Los Angeles, California to provide free comprehensive health screenings targeting at risk racial/ethnic minority women residing in South Los Angeles. The project started at a local African American church called City of Refuge and over 600 women attended the initial forum. Each year the attendance at the forum grew and the services provided also expanded. Community residents have shared with the program coordinators that “Because I am uninsured, this forum is the only time I can get comprehensive health screenings including mammograms, HIV/STD screenings, blood pressure, BMI, and cholesterol.” When the Affordable Healthcare Act appeared, still over 10,000 women attended the event in 2014. The project is supported by public and private sector funding. The CDU program coordinator for this annual event is Cynthia Davis, MPH. Professor Davis can be reached at (323) 563-9309 or by email at cynthiadavis@cdrewu.edu

For more information about this year’s health forum, visit:
http://kjlhradio.com/15th-annual-kjlh-womens-health-forum/