The Black Health Matters Summit & Health Fair is coming to Houston

You can attend this informative hybrid event in person or virtually!

HOUSTON, August 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Black Health Matters (BHM) is pleased to announce that it is hosting the Black Health Matters Summer Summit and Health Fair 6th of Augustth. This interactive event features training led by leading medical professionals and patient advocates, fitness classes, cooking instruction and more! The best part? People can attend in person Houston or virtually from the comfort of your own home.

Even better, this program is free and open to all and will take place virtually at https://bhmsummerhealthsummit.vfairs.com/en/ and in person at Kingdom Builders’. center6011 orem drive, Houston, Texas 77085. To secure your place, register at www.bhmsummersummit.com.

Note: In-person attendees can also take advantage of complimentary health screenings and enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch.

What to expect

Whether you choose to attend in person or virtually, you’ll hear from medical and lifestyle experts on important health topics like shingles, sexual health, mental wellbeing, fitness tips, diabetic eye disease, mindfulness, kidney disease and more. You’ll also get a chance to move your body while participating in fun exercises. And let’s not forget the easy-to-follow cooking demonstrations that will tantalize all your senses. Most importantly, you’ll network with like-minded people to help build a culture of health in your local community and beyond.

Keynote speakers include:

  • DR Ashish Jha, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
  • DR Garvin DavisOphthalmologist for diabetic eye diseases
  • crystal wallfitness expert
  • Paul wallEntertainer, entrepreneur and health enthusiast
  • Kevin Mott, Member of the NephCure Advisory Board
  • DR Sheri PrentissPublic health expert and author
  • DR Gary Jerome SheppardGeneral Practitioner & Author
  • DR Gregory Scott BrownPsychiatrist & Author
  • DR Ogo Egbunadoctor scientist
  • Chris WilliamsHouston executive chef, activist and founder of Lucille’s Restaurant

Why we make these programs available to the community

Our goal is to show new ways to face diseases through social interaction in a non-traditional setting. As such, our Summits are designed to engage the mind, body, and spirit of the Black community in a unique and supportive environment that is fun, conversational, and patient-centric.

Both online and in person, we aim to provide an innovative feast for the senses not previously available to the black community because we understand the importance of being empowered on your health journey. Structural racism poses a significant threat to the mental and physical health of Black people. Its insidious power harms all Black people, regardless of socioeconomic status. The conditions in which we are born, grow up, live, work and age can determine our potential for long and healthy lives. But knowledge is power – and our goal is to help close the health equity gap.

The good thing is we have a lot of help! Because we are highly respected for creating award-winning, evidence-based and experiential public health programs that attract the largest audience of color, we are able to partner with many like-minded supporters and sponsors for this event. See below for a list.

Supporter:

  • Prince Hall Shriners
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement
  • African American Health Coalition
  • North Houston Associates of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
  • Sisters Network, Inc.
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • National Association of Black Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.
  • That center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation’s (CISCRP)
  • The Links, Incorporated
  • African American Health Coalition

Sponsors:

  • Genentech (presentation)
  • GSK, Vertex, Sage Therapeutics and Travere (Gold)
  • MD Anderson and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (supportive)

About Black Health Matters

Launched a decade ago, Black Health Matters (BHM) is the leading interactive digital health, wellness and chronic disease platform dedicated to improving health outcomes for African Americans. We have worked with a variety of partners, including fraternities, sororities, and religious and civil society organizations, to raise awareness of chronic illness, mental and physical health, and fitness in the black community. Our mission is to improve health literacy, which includes addressing health delivery, health policy, health equity and health inequalities for positive outcomes. For more information, visit www.blackhealthmatters.com

SOURCE Black Health Matters

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