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Thereasea Elders Ceremony

Source: Courtesy of the Village HeartBEAT

The Thereasea Clark Elder Community Appreciation Ceremony will celebrate the life and work of Ms. Elders and launch the T.C. Elder Community Health Leadership Academy on Thursday.

Elder was a pioneering public health nurse with the Mecklenburg County Health Department from 1962 to 1989. The T.C. Elder Community Health Leadership Academy will focus on chronic disease prevention strategies in Charlotte. It is the foundation of the Village HeartBEAT (Building Education Accountability Together) Program. The academy will train Community Health Ambassadors in local congregations and interfaith communities. The ambassadors will gain information and resource tools teach them about basic health issues as well as chronic diseases within their communities. The ambassadors will learn about the health and human services to reduce health inequities in their communities.

If you are interested in becoming a health ambassador in your community, come out for Thursday’s event.

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11:30 a.m. Thursday

6301 Rockwell Church Road