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Health Empowerment Tour

Health Empowerment Tour "I took part in the 40-Day Journey and six weeks later, I'm standing here 12 pounds lighter! My sugar's great, my cholesterol is great - and I lost weight" Health Empowerment Tour participant Bev. R. 
"I took part in the 40-Day Journey and six weeks later, I'm standing here 12 pounds lighter! My sugar's great, my cholesterol is great - and I lost weight." Health Empowerment Tour participant Bev. R.

Better health, happier lives

At AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership, we understand that good health is about more than our bodies. The Health Empowerment Tour addresses the connection between health care and body, mind, and spirit. This targeted health and wellness education program teaches people at-risk about important health topics like:

  • Breast cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Medication adherence
  • Heart disease awareness and prevention
  • Depression
  • Domestic and sexual violence
  • Smoking cessation
  • Proper nutrition
  • Healthy lifestyles

Health Empowerment Tour workshops partner AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies and national and local coalition organizations including:

Launched in Pennsylvania in 2000, The Health Empowerment Tour has expanded to South Carolina, Michigan, and Washington, D.C.

Workshops

The Health Empowerment Tour workshops provide a series of weekly meetings over the course of a year to address the health needs of families. Each workshop adopts a special theme, like heart disease or depression that aims to prevent, control, and reverse chronic conditions. The workshops promote healthy lifestyle choices through a whole-body approach that focuses on nutrition, physical activity, and water intake and medication compliance.

Conferences

One day. A lifetime of healthy habits

The Health Empowerment Tour also features lively one-day conferences for the whole community.
These events offer:

  • Information on a variety of health topics
  • Concerts and entertainment
  • Complimentary bus transportation
  • Free childcare
  • Personal health assessments and screenings by doctors and nurses
  • A free healthy living guide

Past Health Empowerment Tour conferences

2016

September 10 - Hosts : Select Health of South Carolina and IMARA magazine
September 24 - Hosts : Select Health of South Carolina and IMARA magazine
October 15 - Hosts : Select Health of South Carolina and IMARA magazine

2015

May 2 - Hosts: Keystone First Chester 21 Day Journey
September 21 - Hosts : Select Health of South Carolina and IMARA magazine
September 26 - Hosts : Select Health of South Carolina and IMARA magazine
October 3 - Hosts: Keystone First, George E. Thorne Development

2014

June 29 - Hosts: AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia
September 6 - Hosts: Select Health of South Carolina & IMARA Magazine
October 4 - Hosts: Keystone First, George E. Thorne Development
October 4 - Hosts: Select Health of South Carolina & IMARA Magazine
October 25 - Hosts: Select Health of South Carolina & IMARA Magazine

2013

February-March - Hosts: Keystone First, Church of Christian Compassion, Catalyst for Change, Yesha Ministries
September 7 - Hosts: IMARA Magazine, Select Health (Special Empowerment Tour)
September 14 - Hosts: AmeriHealth District of Columbia
September 18 - Hosts: AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana (Special Diabetes Boot Camp)
October 5 - Hosts: Keystone First, George E. Thorne Development Center
October 5 - Hosts: IMARA Magazine, Select Health (Special Empowerment Tour)
October 26 - Hosts: IMARA Magazine, Select Health (Special Empowerment Tour)
November 2-25 - Hosts: AmeriHealth District of Columbia (Journey to Better Health series)

The Partnership is committed to funding community health initiatives that improve the health status of vulnerable populations.