Health and Wellness Program
Initiatives Program Director: Mrs. Adreane W. Grant - (803) 446-3260 or HWGuild@brookland.cc
Mission: To educate our community with information that encourages the pursuit of optimal health and decreases health disparities.
Meeting Dates: 1st Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00pm
Meeting Place: Administrative Building
Purpose: To operate as part of the Brookland Foundation providing assistance to the community through health and wellness initiatives.
- “NEW” Breast Cancer Support Group
- Announcement: The Health and Wellness Program will host “Survivor’s Circle: Celebrating Life!” Breast Cancer Support Group meets every 1st Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm. The meetings will be held at the Sisterhood House (821 Craft Street, West Columbia, SC). All who are interested are invited to attend to garner Support, Care and Love. Interested persons can contact Sandra Golden Brown firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon Scott email@example.com
- Community Health Fair
Held the second Saturday of March each year. The community health fair is open to everyone and provides free health screenings for diabetes, hypertension, prostate cancer, peripheral circulation problems, vision, dental, sickle cell disease, heart disease and much more. We also provide onsite screening mammograms through the Lexington Women’s Imaging mobile mammography unit (insurance filed). Uninsured/under insured women can obtain an application for a free mammogram through The Color Pink Project. The Community Health Fair has an average participation of about 300-500 persons. We also provide a wide range of medical and health information booths with an average of 40 local and national health related business represented. Contact Katrina Bridgett if you are interested in being a vendor at (803) 261-4723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
- The program promotes healthy lifestyle changes and taking steps to be active through walking or running. Education and awareness if provided on topics such as weight management, nutrition, lifestyle changes, body building, stress management and bone health and much more. We work in conjunction with the existing aerobics and weight training programs available at the Brookland Wellness Center.
- Red Dress / Red Tie Campaign
- The program provides health information to bring awareness about heart disease. The focus is on health disparities that show the alarming rate of death and stroke for African American men and women. We provide pamphlets, recipe cards and/or bookmarks during Red Dress Sunday at Brookland West and Northeast campuses each year in February or March to raise awareness of the importance of good heart health.
- Community / Church Organization Assistance
- Provides assist to church health ministries helping them plan and execute health fairs and health initiatives within their church or community.
- Youth and Teens Health Awareness Program
- Health Career Scholarship Awards. The Health and Wellness Program is a long standing member of the Columbia Christian Health Care Auxiliary and works with that organization to provide at least two $1000 scholarships annually for high school students planning to major in the medical/science field. Scholarship applications are available April of each year and are due by June 30th. Scholarships are awarded annually in July at the Medical Night Out Banquet.
- Youth Mentorship Program. Provides membership and mentoring to Youth and Teens interested in healthcare or healthcare careers through volunteer efforts. Information is shared with the youth related to immunizations, teen sexuality, nutrition, technology and a healthy lifestyle, the generational gap, and the importance of physical activity. Health screenings are also provided.
- Project Young Athlete. Partnership with physician offices to provide free sports physicals to middle and high school students to help encourage participation in community or school team sports. Physicals are offered May 1st to the end of August each year. Vouchers can be picked up from the Brookland Baptist Church reception desk during these months.
- Cancer Awareness and Prevention Program
- Prostate Cancer Awareness. Partnership with Palmetto Health Community Services to provide free prostate screening for men 40 years of age and older. We screen a minimum of about 40 men annually.
- Cervical Cancer Awareness. Partnership with the South Carolina Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition to provide awareness and education surrounding cervical cancer screening, HPV and treatment.
- The Color Pink Project. Partnership with Lexington Women’s Imaging mobile mammogram unit to provide mammograms. On-site mammogram screenings are held during our annual community health fair and are free for those with insurance coverage as well as those women who do not have insurance or may not have mammogram coverage options with their insurance. Free mammograms can be obtained at all Lexington Imaging locations in Lexington county through The Color Pink Project. “The Color Pink Gala” is held annually the last Wednesday in October to raises funds to cover the cost of screening mammograms for the under and un-insured.
- Relay for Life. Partnership with The American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research. During this event, which takes place annually in the spring, we organize a team that will walk for the duration of the event and we provide a tent, food, drinks, games and entertainment for our participants.
For additional information on any of our programs please contact Adreane Grant at 803-446-3260 or email at email@example.com