Deadline June 9 for Black Male Health Communtiy Action Team Banquet

From press release

The Seventh Annual Black Male Health Community Action Team Banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Klehm Arboretum, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford. Keynote speaker will be former Rockford Housing Authority Executive Director and current Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Chief Executive Officer Lewis Jordan.

The Winnebago County Health Department created the Black Male Health program in 2001 to address the alarming health disparity that exists between African-American males and the general population in Winnebago County.

Mark Hunter, Black Male Health program coordinator, said: “The Black Male Health Community Action Team is a community-based advisory committee of the WCHD’s Black Male Health program. Through the efforts of these dedicated community members, it has delivered substantial preventative health services to the African-American community and the community at large.”

The Black Male Health Community Action Team is holding their June 11 fund-raising banquet to enhance health education and screening efforts.

“Monies raised at the fund-raiser will help underwrite future health screening events, which will provide individuals with access to important health information and services,” Hunter said.

Keynote speaker Jordan directs all aspects of the third-largest housing authority in the country, and oversees the implementation of the largest redevelopment effort of public housing in the history of the country, under the historic Plan for Transformation.

A former resident of the CHA’s Rockwell Gardens, Jordan works to ensure Chicago’s public housing is seamlessly integrated into the city, and residents in CHA units are able to provide for themselves and be positive contributors to the economic and social strength of Chicago.

From 2006 to 2007, Jordan was the executive director of the Housing Authority of Cook County, overseeing the operation, management, maintenance and financial control of the agency.

Prior to his service at Cook County, Jordan served as the executive director of the Rockford Housing Authority and managing agent of the Rockford Housing Development Corporation (RHDC) from 2002 to 2006.

Tickets for the event are $25 per person for dinner, or $200 to reserve a table for eight. To make a reservation, contact Mark Hunter at (815) 720-4268. Reservations will be accepted until Wednesday, June 9.

The event is sponsored by the Winnebago County Health Department.

From the June 2-8, 2010 issue

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