On February 18, 2018, Black Health Matters hosted its 1st Annual Summit at Riverside Church in Harlem. The Black Health Matters Summit was developed to foster a culture of health by presenting issues and solutions to today’s longstanding health disparities. The Summit was developed to empower African Americans as a national community, navigate complex health issues and systems by connecting with like-minded individuals even though they may be medically underserved.
The theme of the Summit was Know Your Options which focused on strengthening connections between the patient and physician through patient empowerment. Individuals should know their options which includes understanding the importance of regular check-ups, modifying risk factors and participating in clinical trials. We were especially pleased with the Summit and want to again thank our faculty which consisted of world-class physicians and extraordinary health advocates.
If you were unable to join us, we’ve created this special section within Black Health Matters in which you can view the presentations and read articles on the information imparted. The Summit focused on: Clinical Trial Participation, HIV Prevention, Heart Disease, Hepatitis C, Lupus and more.
The next Black Health Matters Summit will be convened in September, 2018. More information to follow. For partnership opportunities contact Roslyn Daniels, Publisher and Founder at firstname.lastname@example.org.