WVWC’s Office of DEI to Host Conversation on Health Disparities in the Black Community

November 8, 2022

Mountaineer News

WVWC News Release

BUCKHANNON - A conversation on Health Disparities in the Black Community with Casilda Woodward-Acquaah, MSN-Ed, will be held Wednesday, November 9th from 11:00am to noon in the side dining room of the French See Dining Center.

Woodward-Acquaah, is a native of Washington, D.C. Her nursing background is diverse and includes mental health, rehabilitation, float pools: intensive care unit, emergency department, orthopedic, oncology, neurology, pediatric, labor and delivery, and medical-surgical.

She has led numerous Vision Workshops in Town Meetings and Community Youth Forums throughout the United States including rural Ohio, Mississippi, Iowa, Indiana, Georgia, and Missouri. She orchestrated and coordinated several community health fairs, and blood pressure, and stroke screenings.

Woodward-Acquaah is the first to pioneer and develop Health Town Meetings while working for Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and was awarded JC Penny Golden Award for community work. Her travel includes Ghana W. Africa, Jamaica, St Thomas, Bahamas, and Medical Mission Haiti. She has lived in more than a half dozen states in the United States expanding from the east to the west coast and including the mid-west. Casilda stated,

“Throughout my life’s journey, I have witnessed the fact that people united with a common vision can bring about effective change in communities and their lives.”

For more information, or to RSVP, please email Goux at goux.l@wvwc.edu. A virtual option is also available.