The Central Florida Pharmacy Council (CFPC) is a professional volunteer community 501 (c) 3 organization. Founded in 1996, the mission of the CFPC is to improve the health and wellness of African Americans and minorities through the presentation and development of culturally appropriate health education programs. The purpose of CFPC’s community health education programs are to improve the health status and empower African Americans and minorities to take a proactive approach in the management of their health.
In 1997, CFPC sponsored its First Annual African American Men’s Health Summit in Orlando Florida. Each year the attendance and participation at this event has increased. Over the past seventeen years there has been a total attendance 45,000 men participating in this life saving event. There is no cost for the participants to attend the Summit’s health education program and health screenings.
Recognizing that health behaviors develop prior to becoming an adult, CFPC presented The Crossing Bridges: Hip Hop Teen Health Summits in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Crossing Bridges has been attended by 1,500 teenage African American, Haitian, Spanish, boys between the ages of 12-18. This program addresses relevant health issues empowering teen boys to take control of their health.
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