100 Black Men of America, Inc. Presenting Health Care 2.0 Power Forum During Virtual 34th Annual Conference

The Public Has Complimentary Access on Facebook, YouTube and the 100’s Website

Atlanta, GA – September 15, 2020  – COVID-19 has impacted the Black community at an alarming rate and highlighted the significant health disparities that exists.  The Health and Wellness pillar of the organization has consistently been a highlight of The 100’s Annual Conference since its inception.  For more than three decades, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. has sought to identify resources and solutions to positively impact the health of those served by The 100. Power Forum IV – Health Care 2.0 – Pressing the Reset Button on the Health of Black America is a continuation of ongoing programming of the 100’s nationally recognized Health and Wellness committee.  

This forum will focus on the rampant inequities found in America’s healthcare system that have prevented Black Americans from achieving the optimal health they deserve.  Panelists will discuss how the inequities and limited or nonexistent access to healthcare services contribute to a poor quality of life, impact health outcomes for chronic diseases and lead to a dramatically shorter life expectancy for Black people. They will also explain the significant impact COVID-19 is disproportionately having on the health and well-being of the Black community. This forum will also address the root causes and consequences of chronic health conditions that plaque so many African American.

Join the discussion taking place September, 17, 2020,  8:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Forum Moderator, Dr. Omar Danner, Professor of Surgery, and the Chief of Surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital for the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) will be joined by the following panelists:

  • Dr. Herman Taylor, Director and Endowed Professor of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine 
  • Dr. Eric Griggs, Director of Community Medicine- Access Health Louisiana 

“This forum is an outgrowth of our Health Care 2.0 initiative.  The 100’s Health and Wellness Committee has never just discussed health issues but worked to improve the health of the Black community.  Like the Work of the 100, this session will not just be a discussion but will provide an opportunity for our panel of health experts to educate participants on how to strategically take control of their health and navigate a healthcare system that has consistently failed them. We have worked and will continue to work with the help of our nonprofit partners and foundation and corporate sponsors to positively impact the health of those in the communities served by The 100,” stated Dr.  Mark Alexander, National Secretary and Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee

Sponsor for Power Forum IV are AARP, Pfizer and Anthem’s Take Action for Health. 

This session is free, and the public can access it on Facebook, YouTube or on the 100’s website at 100blackmen.org.  The public can RSVP here to secure a spot and to receive ongoing conference updates. Visit the 100 website at https://conference.100blackmen.org/  for more details, including the agenda, forum details and speaker’s bios. #100VirtualConf, #LeadingWithPurpose.

About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson. Since inception, the vision emerged and grew to over 10,000 members impacting over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Visit www.100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.

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Terrence McKenzie
100 Black Men of America, Inc.
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