7th Annual Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival
The Greater Charleston Low Country Jazz Festival is the primary fundraiser for Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose primary mission is decreasing health disparities and increasing health literacy, especially for African Americans and the underserved in our community, South Carolina, and the nation. www.lowcountryjazzfest.com
Women’s Health Summit (Go’ne Girl Talk)
Dr. Bell named this talk in memory of his mom Hattie Lillian Spann Bell. These talks are given to women about health issues that effect both them and their husbands or significant others. This is also used as a platform to help women understand why their men handle health issues the way they do. This talk is for women only and Dr. Bell discusses medical issues in a way that women can understand and appreciate. The information is informative, humorous and culturally sensitive. www.lowcountryjazzfest.com
Jazzing With Sugar
Diabetes is a serious medical condition that affects a significant number of African Americans, particularly in Charleston, South Carolina. When the demographics of the Greater Charleston Low Country Jazz Festival was reviewed, it became very obvious that this condition plagues many smooth jazz lovers. As a practicing physician, Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, Founder and Executive Director of Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc, is well aware of the many myths and untruths that prevail in the African American community about “Sugar” diabetes. For this reason, the Greater Lowcountry Jazz Festival serves as the perfect platform to educate tourists and the community about a major health disparity in our country.