Common Table Health Alliance launched its inaugural Community Improvement Gala on Tuesday, May 23 at the Hilton Memphis Hotel. The theme for the Gala was “The Community Impact of Social Determinants on Women’s Health in Memphis and Shelby County”. The Gala complements the Common Table’s 2017-2018 strategic focus on chronic disease disparity among women in high priority zip codes.

Our special guest was television, film and theatre actress Lynn Whitfield, star of the Oprah Winfrey Network scripted drama, Greenleaf, who issued a call to action to encourage Memphians to take control of your health and support others in their personal health journey. View the clip above to hear how Whitfield’s television role influences her advocacy and support for women’s health and women’s issues.