Healthy Tuesdays

Community Care Development Network (CCDN) Healthy Tuesdays program is designed to educate families with health needs.  The program involves educating families by collaborating with healthcare facilities, clinics, doctors, nutritionists, counselors, insurance agencies to help the community.  Healthy This program engages families in the community to live and maintain healthy lifestyles through topics like Nutrition, Physical Health, Mental Health, Spiritual Health, Emotional Health, Financial Health, and Preparing for Life Events.


Our Educator This Week: Mrs. Monica Cooper

Ms. Monica Cooper is a graduate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. I am currently gaining my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (class of 2022). I also own my own photography business.

A Journey For Change Counseling Center provides behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and adults. We provide individual, family, couples, and group therapy. We also offer psychological evaluations.

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Our Educator This Week: Mrs.Tarmece Davis


Mrs. Tarmece Davis is a certified Life Coach that lives in Leeds, Alabama. I am a wife and mother. God has gifted me to speak encouragement and empowerment to women. I am currently in the process of building my business/ministry to offer mentorship and coaching to individuals, as well as to groups on discovering, preparing, and becoming equipped to fulfill your God-given purpose.  


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Our Educator This Week: Ashley Blackwell


Ms. Ashley Blackwell is I am a Master of Science in nutrition student at Samford University and a trainee in the Maternal and Child Health program at UAB. Ashley will be sharing with us on this Healthy Tuesday her presentation on Reading Nutrition Labels for Healthy Choices. After the presentation participants will be able to identify the serving size and amount of added sugar per serving on a nutrition facts label.

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Our Educators This Week: Ranielle Blackmon and Jonta' Davis


Ranielle Blackmon

  • Raised in the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area

  • Graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in December 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management with minors in Psychology and Medical Sociology.

  • Interned for a major Alabama health insurance provider for 6 consecutive summers before being hired on full-time after graduation.

  • As of 2020, officially joined the CCDN Fam as our Marketing and Social Media Manager.

  • Enjoys spending time with friends and family as Corona will allow, giving back to the community, traveling, watching streaming services (Hulu and Netflix), eating, the outdoors, and taking naps.


Jonta' Davis

I am a group coordinator. I work directly with the different groups (Employers and companies) who have contracted the insurance company I work for to cover their employees for Health Insurance. If they have any issues with particular benefits or claims, they contact me to resolve.


**Medical Insurance Resources**


1. Healthcare Marketplace/Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" or reach directly by calling 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325) Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except holidays)

2. Medicaid (resource for lower-income people) or for general questions reach directly by calling 1-334-242-5000

3. Medicare (resource for those turning 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease) or reach directly by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-422

Our Educator This Week: Gregory S. Powell, Legacy Insurance Gregory is a state-licensed insurance agent for nearly 8 yrs. Greg is licensed in 9 states. His goal is to promote life, health, medicare, and land banking products. Greg also assists in reducing taxes and credit restoration. He has a strong passion to educate and inform people of the different types of insurance, and to make them aware that the insurance they have on the job is to protect the interest of employers. For direct service email Gregory S. Powell at

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Nkenge Hyter a native of Huntsville Alabama, currently is employed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) as an Urban Regional Extension Agent (UREA) in the Health/Nutrition and Child/Family Development areas. Her credentials include a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Strayer University, a Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Child Development from Alabama A&M University. With the passion for educating and sharing her knowledge with others, she allows God to use her to motivate others by conducting health and wellness classes, organizing community health events, implementing nutrition education programs, and teaching skills to help strengthen families.

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Tune in on Wednesdays

  • When: Wednesdays, September 2 through 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. CT

  • Where: The webinars are presented through Zoom, an online video presentation format. They are also available through Facebook Live on the CHAMPION Facebook page.

  • New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend.



This series is free to attend, but registration is required. The Zoom meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration. Visit CHAMPION Shaping Your Health to register today.

The first 10 participants to register for each lesson will receive a free CHAMPION Shaping Your Health Toolkit including an e-health journal, a Know Your Numbers magnet, a body measurement tape, and more.

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