The Exploring Health Equity Beyond IBD Diagnosis Lunch & Learn Series program aims to address health disparities among underserved African Americans residing in the South St. Petersburg area. The program will serve a total of 80 participants, with 20 new individuals joining each Lunch & Learn series. Our program volunteer Ambassadors will take charge of recruiting and selecting participants from the specific zip codes of 33711, 33712, and 33705, ensuring a targeted outreach to local Neighborhood Associations, community health organizations and free clinics, local churches and Walmart Health Centers within the CRA. Through interactive 1 hour sessions, the program seeks to educate, empower, and promote better health outcomes for those affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The program features a variety of sessions, each lasting approximately one hour, and covers the following topics:
Emotional Wellness & Coping with IBD:In this session, participants will learn about emotional wellness and strategies to cope with the mental health issues and psychological impact of IBD diagnosis.
Understanding IBD:This session focuses on building knowledge and understanding of IBD, including the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
Managing Your Diet & IBD:During this session we will discuss how taking care of your diet is essential with IBD and provide strategies for managing IBD symptoms through dietary modifications.
Bridging the Gap: During this session we’ll cover the following topics:
How to advocate for yourself and get the help you need
Understanding health equity and why it’s important
What health disparities are and how they affect people
Attendees will be provided with the IBD Patient Checklist a simplistic tool created to assist IBD Patients at their doctors appointment. Each session will be facilitated by a community partner or healthcare professional with extensive knowledge and experience in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nutrition and Diet, and Health Equity.
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The Stephanie A. Wynn Foundation is registered with the State of Florida under the Solicitation of Contributions Act. The Registration Number is CH70878. The Stephanie A. Wynn Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization of the Internal Revenue Code, Federal ID #86-2369958. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.