Ochsner Health Hosts Third Annual Black Men’s Health Event at Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Data News Staff Edited Report

Ochsner Health hosted “The Black Men’s Health Event” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25th at Zulu Headquarters on 732 N. Broad St. This marks the third consecutive year for this free event, which emphasizes community health and wellness.

Presented by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson, along with community partner The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, The Black Men’s Health Event advances a core mission to improve healthcare access, health equity and health outcomes.

Attendees took advantage of several free medical screenings: (BOLD)

  • Blood Pressure
  • Glucose
  • Cholesterol
  • Lung Capacity
  • Ochsner physicians and community partners also hosted panel discussions focusing on sexual health and well-being.

    “Zulu is pleased to again be a partner with Ochsner Health to benefit Black men from all walks of life. Access to healthcare for families and especially the men of the family is a priority of our organization,” said Elroy A. James, President of Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. “The hope is that our community will take advantage of this important and comprehensive health opportunity.”

    “The Black Men’s Health Event and all of Ochsner’s community outreach strategies are intentional and driven by community health needs assessments,” said Yvens Laborde, MD, Chief Community Medical Officer for Ochsner Health. “Our partner, the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, has a significant impact on its community. We are so thankful to Zulu for supporting Ochsner’s commitment to identifying health needs and engaging the community to promote better health. Working together, we will help build a healthier region and a better Louisiana.”

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