THE 3RD BLACK HEALTH MATTERS RECAP
Bringing a World Class Symposium to Your Desktop/Mobile
YOUR HEALTH! What could be more important? The 3rd Black Health Matters Summit was dedicated to educating, energizing and empowering African American families to embrace self-care. Black Health Matters believes that when you are proactive about your physical, mental and emotional health beautiful things happen. Black Health Matters is committed to helping African Americans do better and thrive on a local, regional and national basis through health education. As the leading syndicator of original content on African American health, Black Health Matters is uniquely qualified to launch a call-to-action on African American health through engagement programs like the 3rd Black Health Matters Summit.
The 3rd Black Health Matters Summit: Mission
People tend to think about mental health differently and sometimes are ashamed to seek help for mental health or disclose mental health challenges in ways we don’t worry about for a physical ailment such as heart disease or diabetes. Those who are empathetic about a cancer diagnosis may draw a blank when you share that you have sickle cell or lupus, due to limited knowledge of how debilitating these diseases can be. Physical ailments can affect our mood and mental well-being. We need a holistic attitude to HEALTH – a whole body and mind phenomenon – so we can effectively support the well-being of African-American families.
The Summit focused on patient-centric issues convened to educate patients, caregivers, health enthusiasts, advocacy groups, and media outlets. The Summit improved the understanding of the management of chronic and rare diseases while underscoring the importance of participation in research studies. Topics included: Breast Cancer; Clinical Trials/Research Study Participation, Fibroids/Endometriosis/Reproductive Health; Hereditary ATTTR amyloidosis; Heart Disease; Mental Health; Sickle Cell; Prostate Cancer.
The 3rd Black Health Matters Summit would like to thank ALNYLAM and SANOFI as Presenting Partners. We would also like to extend our thanks to: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, PhRMA, Merck, Memorial Sloan Kettering and The Lupus Research Alliance.