Here’s an email I recently received: “I've had a hysterectomy due to cervical cancer diagnosis 3 yrs ago, had to use IVF to conceive my twins, experienced chemically induced menopause in my 20s related to endometriosis, all while on active duty so lots to share, LOL!!! I'm also connected to a women's online "sexology" group talking about intimacy as we age.” So you know, we had to invite that woman to be a guest on our show! She’s Pamela Price, Deputy Director for The Balm In Gilead and with us today!
Pamela manages the various health initiatives of the organization. Under her leadership, The Balm In Gilead provides support to faith-based and public health institutions in areas of program design, implementation, and evaluation, which strengthen their capacity to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities.
Mrs. Price also serves as the Director for The National Brain Health Center for African-Americans. In 2016, she co-developed a six-part educational curriculum for nurses and allied healthcare professionals aimed at addressing knowledge gaps related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affecting African Americans. Mrs. Price has conducted numerous training sessions across the country with various nursing associations and healthcare organizations. She also co-created and facilitates an accredited training for healthcare providers; aimed at increasing cultural competencies related to the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of dementia in African Americans.
Mrs. Price holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and has more than 20 years of experience in public health, epidemiology, and healthcare. As a registered nurse, she has served as a member of the U.S. Army Nurse Corp. Mrs. Price is also an experienced consultant and serves on various boards and steering committees, frequently conducting workshops and trainings across the country at various conferences and events in addition to providing technical assistance and capacity building services to community-based organizations.