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Powerful Speakers & Interactive Sessions!

+ Engaging Sessions
+ Inspiring Presenters
+ Exhibits & Resources

The Balm In Gilead has aligned the goals and objectives of Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference with those of Healthy People 2020, a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative of the US Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health of all Americans, eliminate disparities in health and improve years and quality of healthy life.

The Balm In Gilead applauds Healthy People 2020 for recognizing the role faith institutions play in fostering disease prevention and health promotion.

Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference is designed to merge the rich, cultural and spiritual assets of our faith communities with public health facts and interventions to bring forth a renewed and stronger commitment among faith leaders and congregations to intentionally focus their resources on addressing the increasing alarming rates of health disparities among our children, seniors, men and women.

The Resort

Grand Hotel Marriott- Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Point Clear, Alabama
24 miles from Mobile, AL

You’re sure to have a memorable experience at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa. Located near Fairhope, Alabama in the picturesque beach hamlet of Point Clear, the resort offers guests opportunities for both relaxation and entertainment.

Challenge yourself at one of two renowned golf courses at the Lakewood Club, or spend the day finding balance at our 20,000 square-foot Grand Spa. Bring the kids to our stunning pool complex, break a sweat at one of our ten tennis courts, or explore the white sand beaches of Alabama’s famed Gulf Coast. We also invite you to enjoy our array of dining opportunities, including fresh seafood at the Saltwater Grill and steak specialties at the Grand Steakhouse.

When not exploring the myriad of activities available at our resort, guests can relax in their well-appointed hotel rooms and suites; our in-room amenities include free Wi-Fi Internet, LCD TVs, and luxurious bedding. Experience coastal living at its best at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa.


2017 State of the Union on Black America and Health

Dr. David Satcher
Founder & Senior Advisor
Satcher Health Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Founding Director and Senior Advisor, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Sworn in on February 13, 1998, Dr. David Satcher became the second person in history to ever hold the positions of Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health simultaneously.

Cancer: It’s Development, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

Dr. Karen Winkfield
Director of Cancer Health Equity,
Comprehensive Cancer Center,
Wake Forest, NC

Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD is a practicing Radiation Oncologist in Winston-Salem, NC. A radiation oncologist is a doctor who uses x-rays to treat cancer.

Dr. Winkfield is a thoughtful, caring clinician who specializes in the treatment of cancers involving blood cells. These cancers include lymphoma, leukemia, and multiple myeloma. She also treats patients who need radiation therapy as part of their treatment for breast cancer.

Online Registration Opens April 1, 2018