ALCO and its affiliates offer church members and the community free health screenings, seminars and workshops, healthy eating tips, and referrals to medical professionals when further evaluation is needed.
For a partial list of churches in our network, see the sidebar on the left of the screen. If you are a member of one of these congregations, we encourage you to get involved with your church's Health & Wellness Ministry.
If you are a CHN and would like to start a Health & Wellness Ministry at your own church, please contact us at alcoinc [at] comcast [dot] net.
Past and Ongoing Activities
Cancer Awareness: Our Cancer Awareness seminars feature an exciting day of worship, prayer and education. Leading experts in the medical field convene to share vital information about cancer prevention, testing, and treatment. Areas covered include breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer and much more. **Click on the file link below to view a collage of our 2008 Cancer Awareness Event.
Health Fairs: Our health fairs offer free health screenings, information, informative vendors, and door prizes.
Ongoing Health Screenings: Health screenings are vital to detecting and getting early treatment for life threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease. All screenings are free.
Partnerships with Leading Health Organizations: ALCO works in partnership with health associations such as the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Mississippi State Department of Health, and others to deliver the best health screenings and resources to our members.
Exercise Classes and Information: Exercise is vitally important to maintaining good health. That's why we encourage members to make exercise a regular part of their lives. We've offered classes at churches and information about how to exercise at home.