[News Release] The Black Health Matters Summer Health Summit Taking Place On August 6, 2022, With vFairs as An Event Technology Partner

The Black Health Matters Summit & Health Fair comes to Houston, with the option to attend either in person or virtually!

[Houston, Texas August 3, 2022]— Black Health Matters (BHM) is excited to announce that they are hosting the Black Health Matters Summer Summit and Health Fair on August 6th. This interactive event will feature educational sessions led by leading medical professional and patient advocates, fitness classes, cooking tutorials and more! The best part? People can attend in-person in Houston or virtually from the comfort of their own homes. 

Even better, this program is free and open to all and will take place virtually here and in-person at the Kingdom Builders’ Center, 6011 Orem Drive, Houston, TX 77085. To secure your spot, register here

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

What to Expect 

Whether you decide to attend in-person or virtually, you will hear from medical and lifestyle experts on important health topics including shingles, sexual health, mental wellness, 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, we can’t forget about the easy-to-follow cooking demonstrations that will satisfy all your senses. Most importantly, you’ll get to network with like-minded people to help build a culture of health in your local community and beyond.  

Key speakers include:

  • Dr. Ashish Jha, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
  • Dr. Garvin Davis, Ophthalmologist on Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Crystal Wall, Fitness Expert
  • Paul Wall, Entertainer, Entrepreneur and Health Enthusiast
  • Kevin Mott, NephCure Advisory Board Member
  • Dr. Sheri Prentiss, Public Health Expert & Author
  • Dr. Gary Jerome Sheppard, General Practitioner & Author
  • Dr. Gregory Scott Brown, Psychiatrist & Author 
  • Dr. Ogo Egbuna, Physician Scientist
  • Chris Williams, Houston Executive Chef, Activist and Founder of Lucille’s restaurant

Why We’re Bringing These Programs to the Community 

The goal of this event is to demonstrate new ways of confronting illness through social interaction in a non-traditional setting. So, these summits are designed to engage the mind, body, and soul of the Black community within a unique and supportive environment that is fun, conversational, and patient-centric. 

Both online and in-person, this event offers an innovative feast for the senses not previously available to the Black community because the organization understands the importance of being empowered on your health journey. Structural racism poses a material threat to Black mental and physical health. Its insidious power harms all Black people, regardless of one’s socio-economic status. The conditions in which these systems born, grow, live, work, and age can determine our potential for a long and healthy life. But knowledge is power—and the goal is to help close the health equity gap.

The good thing is that there is lots of help! Because BHM is  highly respected for creating award-winning, evidence-based and experiential public health programs that attract the largest audiences of color, it is partnered with lots of like-minded supporters and sponsors for this event. See below for a list.

Supporters:

  • 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.
  • The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation’s (CISCRP)
  • The Links, Incorporated
  • African American Health Coalition 

Sponsors:

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

President of BHM, Roslyn Young-Daniels, said, “Our hope is that you will take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to connect with the best medical experts and community partners from Houston and around the country. Watch the presentations, ask questions in the chats, visit the virtual booths, and download all the valuable health information. We are sure you will be energized by the day’s events and will be inspired to make your health a priority, because #blackhealthstartshere!”

Muhammad Younas, CEO and Founder of vFairs, added, “The use of hybrid events in highlighting such important issues is wonderful to see. I hope organizations like Black Health Matters take the excellent work they’ve done and make our world a better place for everyone.”

About Black Health Matters

Black Health Matters (BHM) was launched a decade ago, and is the leading health, wellness and chronic disease interactive digital platform dedicated to improving health outcomes among African Americans. It has collaborated with a wide range of partners, including fraternities, sororities, and faith-based and civic organizations to raise awareness around chronic diseases, mental and physical health, and fitness in the Black community. Its mission is to improve health literacy, which includes addressing health care, health policy, health equity, and health disparities for positive outcomes. For more information, go to the website.

About vFairs

vFairs is a virtual, hybrid & in-person events platform that helps organizations of all sizes, industries and regions conduct memorable online events to achieve real business results. The virtual platform and mobile app offers versatile features and customization options. They also offer exceptional customer support consistently rated #1 on third-party sites like G2 and Capterra. This is why top organizations around the world have chosen vFairs to host Virtual Conferences, Online Trade Shows, Job Fairs, Virtual Training & more.

 

[News Release] The Black Health Matters Summer Health Summit Taking Place On August 6, 2022, With vFairs as An Event Technology Partner

Shanzay Asim Haider

Shanzay Asim Haider is a content writer with over 5 years of experience. She loves to learn and writes for vFairs because of the exciting potential of the virtual and hybrid event industry. Her hobbies include reading (of course), jigsaw puzzles, and playing overly convoluted board games.

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[News Release] The Black Health Matters Summer Health Summit Taking Place On August 6, 2022, With vFairs as An Event Technology Partner

Shanzay Asim Haider

Shanzay Asim Haider is a content writer with over 5 years of experience. She loves to learn and writes for vFairs because of the exciting potential of the virtual and hybrid event industry. Her hobbies include reading (of course), jigsaw puzzles, and playing overly convoluted board games.
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