About 45 people attended a health education seminar Saturday at the Olympus Hotel in Salt Lake City. The event was sponsored by the Ogden chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
The focus was on clinical depression, but participants also learned about HIV/AIDS, hypertension, heart disease, breast cancer and other health problems affecting African American women.Delta Sigma Theta is a national service organization of 200,000 college-educated women, primarily of African American descent. It provides an array of public services in the fields of education, economic development, physical and mental health, and political involvement. The group hopes to sponsor the health seminar on an annual basis.
Speakers included Dr. Cheronne Anderson, Lori Smith of the Utah AIDS Foundation, American Red Cross training specialist Sarah McClellan, leukemia survivor Carolyn Davis, People With AIDS Coalition board member Terrilyn Crenshaw and the Rev. France Davis of Calvary Baptist Church.