Author Alice Randall to Speak at Meharry

Award-Winning Author Alice Randall to Speak, Unveil Health-Focused App at Meharry Medical College, Wednesday, March 6, 1:30 p.m.

Innovative app helps users battle obesity and diabetes, author to offer advice for living a healthy lifestyle from new book Ada's Rules, Meharry Medical College, LRC Lecture Hall.

What: Meharry Medical College's Center for Women's Health Research will host Alice Randall, an award-winning author, for the national rollout of her innovative mobile app to help fight obesity and diabetes. In addition to unveiling the app, Randall will share health lifestyle tips from her new book, Ada's Rules, with a group of women—called "Ada's Army"—who have read the book and adopted its suggested healthy lifestyle changes. The event is Wednesday, March 6, at Meharry's Learning Resource Center Lecture Hall.

Randall's new book, Ada's Rules, follows the narrative of Ada Howard—a day care provider, preacher's wife, mom of two, and caregiver to her ailing parents—as she provides the keys to a woman's health and beauty revival. Readers travel on a journey with Ada as she gains a new perspective on life and offers tips for a healthy life.

Called "Ada's App," the mobile tool rewards users for following a checklist of powerful pro-health habits that help them focus on health and wellness while motivating them to make lifestyle choice that prevent obesity and diabetes. Ada's App also connects users to outside health resources from the National Institute of Health and the Black Women's Health Imperative. The app is available for free both the iPhone and iPad.

Randall has authored three additional books, The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, and Rebel Yell. Her passion for writing music led her to become the first African-American woman in history to write a number one country song. She is a graduate of Harvard University.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Meharry Medical College, LRC Lecture Hall
1005 Dr D.B. Todd Jr Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee 37208

Media: Remarks from and interview opportunities with Alice Randall.
Photo opportunities to follow remarks.

Contact: Jason Weidman, Seigenthaler Public Relations