The State of Black Health

August 02, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
The Greater Columbus Convention Center // C161

Sponsored By

Moderator: Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCPP, Clinical Professor and Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities; Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University

Sponsor Remarks:  Michael Lawson, President, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Linda Blount, President & CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative
Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Founder & President, National Birth Equity Collaborative
Wesley Spencer Prater, Ph.D., MPH, Fellow, The Ohio State University School of Public Health
Dr. Laura Espy-Bell, Emergency Medicine, Mid-Ohio Emergency Services (MOES), OhioHealth; Medical Director of Community Partnerships, Grant Medical Center
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, President & CEO, Center for Global Policy

The ability to garner quality health care and quality health care solutions has not always been an option for those in the African American community. Now more than ever, one must challenge the status quo, fight against myths, stigma, shame and the ever daunting statistics related to African Americans to ensure they get the support, treatment and care they expect and need. Join this stellar panel of health experts as they examine the root causes and social determinants of health while also offering promising health strategies that will help you, your family and your communities bring quality health care solutions within reach to all.