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About the Conference

Who We Are

For 29 years: The Balm In Gilead, Inc. builds and strengthens the capacity of African-American faith communities to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities.

What We Do

Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference is the leading training conference for establishing and sustaining Health Ministries for congregations serving African Americans.

Our Goals

Increase an understanding of concepts and models of disease management to improve the quality of life for African- Americans with chronic health conditions.

Our Speakers

Chef Cary Neff

Chef Cary Neff introduced to the world, the internationally acclaimed “Conscious Cuisine®” and revolutionized healthy cooking. His New York Times best-selling cookbook, Conscious Cuisine, reflects the “savoring the moment” philosophy with healthful recipes that are delicious, elegant and easy to prepare.

JJ Hairston

JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise (affectionately known as YP) continues to make waves in the Gospel Music Industry while garnering national and international recognition. Founded in 1991, the once 35-member church choir from Bridgeport, CT has transformed into a Billboard chart topping national gospel artist.

“Thank you to Healthy Churches 2020 for a brilliant conference.  The speakers were not only experienced professionals they knew how to present accessibly and with passion, the preaching was motivating and the exhibition hall was filled with resources that were useful.”

Rebecca Johnson, Chicago, IL.

“Simply put; this is the greatest conference for anyone who works in healthcare, church-related health ministries, or health advocacy! Mark your calendar and be there! ”

Savalas R. Squire Sr, Winston-Salem, NC
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