PITTSBURG -- The African-American Health Empowerment Expo will provide outreach and education on health issues impacting African Americans.

The Los Medanos Community Healthcare District, the California Black Health Network and the African-American Empowerment Collaborative are involved with the free event, which takes place Sept. 21.

The keynote speaker is Aaron G. Perry, an African-American diabetic who competes in triathlon athletic competition events. Speakers and workshops will also address a variety of health issues, including stress, high blood pressure, diet and weight control, and the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Healthy cooking demonstrations, lunch, exercise sessions and entertainment will also be provided.

John Muir Health, Kaiser Permanente, Delta Sutter Medical Center and Contra Costa Health Services are also involved with the expo event, which will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Pittsburg High School, 1750 Harbor St., Pittsburg. For more information, call 925-687-8844 ext. 225.

Contact Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her on Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.