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We’re just days away from the inaugural Multicultural Women’s Health Fair & Empowerment Expo on September 30. Learn more about what to expect at this FREE event – health screenings, music, a SheShop and more!

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What can I expect at the expo?
  • Keynote speakers
  • Empowerment sessions
  • Health talks
  • Job Fair
  • Community and Clinical resource tables
  • Food vendors
  • Musical entertainment
  • And more!
FREE health screenings at the Expo:
  • Blood pressure, height, weight, BMI
  • Cholesterol
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Diabetes (A1C)
  • Hepatitis B & C
  • Pregnancy 
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • Sickle Cell
  • Flu vaccines
  • General physical exams will also be available.
What are the keynote presentations?

Dr. Aricia Steed, CEO of MetroHealth, will welcome guests and kickoff the following featured keynote presentations:

Advocating for Your Health: How Women Can Impact Public Policy

  • Learn how you can make an impact on women’s health at the federal, state and local levels of government.
  • Featuring U.S. Congresswoman Shontel Brown and a panel of Local, State and Federal Government Officials

A League of Her Own

  • Attend this exclusive interview focusing on leadership, building a lasting legacy, and maintaining loyalty in the dynamic world of sports and media
  • Speakers: Dr. Victory Vernon, Vernon Family Foundation, author and mentor, and Dee Haslam, CEO, Haslam Sports Group

Cardiac Arrest: Taking Charge of Your Heart

  • Learn about what to do when you or a loved one is experiencing a heart attack and how to reduce your chances of cardiac arrest.
  • Speakers: Nicole Ward, Philanthropist, and Co-Founder of Make Them Know Your Name Foundation, and Meera Kondapaneni, MD, Director of Heart and Vascular Center, MetroHealth
What health talk and empowerment sessions are available?

We’ll have sessions about pregnancy, menopause, breast health, heart health, women’s cancer, anxiety, depression and more. There will be a screening of the documentary “Below the Belt” and panel discussion around health disparities with a specific focus on endometriosis.

Additionally, we will also be showing the documentary “Black Women,” which chronicles the challenges and barriers faced by Black women in our community. The film will be introduced by director Betty Halliburton.

Empowerment sessions are focused on communication, personal development, professional development, finance, wealth management, real estate, property management and more.

For a complete list of health talk and Vernon Family Foundation Empowerment Sessions, visit

What kind of entertainment and activities will be available?
  • Enjoy a variety of delicious culinary dining options featuring Ninja City, Pearlflower Catering and Anna in the Raw.
  • Participate in a variety of free activities including painting your own mural and hands-on CPR and AED Demonstrations.
  • Access local health and community resources from over 100 different community and clinical groups.
  • Rock out to local bands and music artists like DJ Yulissa, Mary Beth Ions, Damian Goggans, and Jonea Patton Live Band.

Attend the SheShop, featuring vendors selling multicultural clothing, hair, nails, food and more.

“Cleveland was recently named the least livable city in the nation for Black women. Minority women seeking health care often feel unheard or ignored, facing barriers that prevent them from accessing care and screenings, appropriate diagnoses and timely treatment,” says Dr. Aricia Steed, CEO of MetroHealth  “MetroHealth is committed to changing that, and we invite women of all backgrounds to join us for what promises to be an affirming, uplifting and inspiring day.”

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What if I need help with transportation?

A FREE shuttle service is available from MetroHealth’s Cleveland Heights and Main Campus locations to and from the Convention Center.

To schedule transportation, call 216-778-7066.