TLC provide community based support groups, health screenings, community outreach activities and health information through the use of our Mobile Medical Van.
Dr. Coleman has been a practicing pharmacist and diabetes educator for over 30 years. During her career, she has provided educational classes to thousands of consumers on cardiovascular disease, renal disease and diabetes. She has participated in community-based screenings for minority populations working in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in Washington DC, the Faith Based Community, 100 Black Men, Inc. and the Stroke Association. TLC provides much needed community outreach to minority populations with an emphasis on identifying and eliminating clinical risk factors for disease. Through its dedication to wellness and prevention, TLC will begin to decrease the ethnic disparities, which currently plague our existing health care system.
TLC will support community outreach and education activities. Educational workshops will be targeted to health care professionals and "at-risk" populations. Topics will include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal disease, HIV/AIDS, breast and prostate cancer and Pain Management. Targeted populations will include African Americans, Latinos, Hawaiian Islanders, Native Americans and Asians. TLC will organize and implement educational symposiums and workshops for health care professionals providing information on disease states that disproportionately affect minority populations and culturally competent care. TLC will provide community based support groups, health screenings, community outreach activities and health information resources for the public.
Key Messages Related to Disease States being addressed: TLC believes that minority populations are disproportionately affected by the following diseases and health care practices:
Coronary Artery Disease
Breast and Prostate Cancer
Reasons for the disparity are complex and multifaceted. Some of the key indices are poverty, lack of access to health care, low socio-economic status, discrimination, lack of available community resources, stressful lifestyle, poor nutrition, poor education, inadequate housing, low paying jobs and lack of health insurance, compounded by a lack of access to preventative health care.
TLC believes that through culturally based educational workshops, health care professionals will change their treatment practices and move toward more aggressive and effective treatment of hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, acute and chronic pain, HIV/AIDS and cancer.
TLC believes that through a comprehensive community-based outreach education and screening program minority populations can begin to change lifestyle behaviors that predispose them to increased risk of morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases. To sign up for a health fair in your community please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We require a small charitable donation for our participation at your event. Donations range from $1000 to $5000 which covers staff salaries, medical supplies, etc.
TLC is currently focusing education and training effort toward seniors with chronic disease and employers that do not provide health insurance for their employees. Through our Village Club platform provided by our corporate partner Healing Our Village we can provide drug information and medication review to all consumers and their families. For more information go to www.healingourvillage.com