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Women’s health and wellness summit in May

Springfield, MO— The SpringMo Black Wellness Initiative, in collaboration with the Springfield NAACP, is proud to announce its upcoming Health and Wellness Summit on May 20th, 2023. The summit will take place at the Robert Plaster Free Enterprise Center located at 405 N Jefferson Ave. in Springfield, MO.
The event is designed to bring together women from different socioeconomic backgrounds to educate and identify social determinants of health that women face in their daily lives. It aims to provide an opportunity for women to learn about their health and wellness and make informed decisions.
The summit will feature renowned guest speakers who are experts in the field of health and wellness. These speakers include Dr. Katie Gooch of Beyond Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Kimberly Costello of The Doula Foundation, Marasha Blakley of Marilyn’s Divine Meals, Dr. Evelyn Partain of PartainMD, and Constance Brown, MSW, LMSW of Center of Life Coaching and Counseling.
Dr. Katie Gooch’s Beyond Chiropractic & Acupuncture practice focuses on achieving optimal alignment using a low-force tool to apply pressure to the bones of the spine and extremities. The practice also offers acupuncture and other acutherapies to achieve balance within the body.
Kimberly Costello, CEO of The Doula Foundation, has been advocating for women, children, and families for over 20 years in Southwest Missouri. She is excited to build relationships and connect partners in a meaningful way.
Marasha Blakley, with her background in Public Health specializing in Health Education & Administration, provides access to tasty recipes, meal planning, nutrition consulting, and exercise tips through her company, Marilyn’s Divine Meals.
Dr. Evelyn Partain is a medical doctor who graduated from the Pontifical Xaverian University in Bogota, Colombia, and has gained love and respect from her patients while serving the Medicaid and Medicare community in Missouri. She is now ready to serve the uninsured or underinsured working-class Missourians with quality care without time restrictions during consultation.
Constance Brown, MSW, LMSW of Center of Life Coaching and Counseling, will provide insight into mental health and wellness during the summit.
All participants are invited to scan the QR code on the poster to register for the event. For more information, please call Melesha Bailey at 417-300-2796 or Latasha Harris at 314-297-9447. Join us on May 20th, 2023, to learn more about health and wellness and take charge of your well-being!

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