California Black Health Network (CBHN) launched Heroes in Health in 2012 in Los Angeles. The CBHN staff and Board of Directors wanted to recognize the many advocates, policymakers, community-based organizational leaders, and everyday citizens who work diligently to eliminate health disparities and to provide easier access to health services in the many African American communities around the state.
Heroes in Health tells the stories of those who are committed to the mission and vision of CBHN. The annual awards program has become an institution in this state. Whether it is someone who is our Lifetime Achievement Awardee and has given more than 25 years to this work, or an Advocate of the Year awardee who regularly challenges policy and lawmakers to “do the right thing,” this event recognizes people from a diverse universe of organizations, small companies, and large corporations. Heroes in Health is a key event that brings together leaders and citizens from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultural experiences. Together, we all say thank you to those unsung heroes who are making a difference to the health of millions of California citizens every day!
This year’s event will be on October 29th at the Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. There will be a reception at 5:30 pm with the awards dinner beginning at 7:00 pm. Early-bird registration ends on September 30th, so register today!