• June 25, 2022
  • Time: 10 AM - 2 PM
  • Location: Community Education Room - 1290 Tremont St, Roxbury MA

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Whittier Street Health Center to Hold June 25th Men’s Health Summit

Author Wes Woodson to speak during 22nd annual event 


BOSTON, MA, ISSUED MAY 27, 2022…Whittier Street Health Center, a community health center with a mission to serve as a center of excellence that provides high quality and accessible health care and social services that achieve health equity, social justice, and the economic well-being of a diverse patient population, will hold its 22nd  Annual Men’s Health Summit; Building Resiliency, Community, and Hope on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury.

The annual event raises awareness of the fragile mental health of the Center’s patients and youth in general and explores strategies to support mental wellness.

Wes Woodson, author of the international selling book I Have Anxiety (So What?) and a motivational speaker with Minding Your Mind, travels the country inspiring students to feel comfortable talking about mental health.

The Men’s Health Summit will also serve as an occasion to recognize several men’s health champions from diverse backgrounds during the annual Men’s Health Champion Award presentation.

“Speaking openly about mental health issues can be a source of great discomfort for many – and for male youths in particular,” said Frederica M. Williams, president and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center. “The goal of our annual Men’s Health Summit is to help lessen the stress and distress of these issues and provide methods of support.”

“Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood to adolescence through adulthood,” said Bob Edwards, Men’s Mental Health Ambassador at Whittier Street Health Center. “It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. We look forward to presenting this year’s Summit and providing participants with empathy and supportive measures.”

For more information contact or 617-989-3119. Stay up to date at the event webpage at


About Whittier Street Health Center

Whittier Street Health Center is an independently licensed community health care center with a mission of providing high quality, reliable and accessible primary healthcare for diverse populations while promoting wellness and eliminating health and social disparities. A champion of equitable access to high quality, patient-focused care, social justice and economic equity, Whittier Street Health Center is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and recognized by the NCQA for its Behavioral Health Integration. Through its locations in Roxbury and North Dorchester, and its Mobile Health Van program, Whittier Street Health Center serves more than 30,000 patients and 20,000 community outreach visits annually; its ethnically and racially diverse patient base is primarily made up of individuals from Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, the South End and greater Boston. Approximately 28% of Whittier’s patients are uninsured. Whittier Street Health Center provides a comprehensive array of 40 healthcare programs and services designed to meet the primary health care, behavioral health, and social needs of the community. For more information, please visit as well as Facebook (, Twitter (@Whittier_Boston), or LinkedIn (, or call 617-989-3221. | 617-989-3119 | | Boston, MA. 02120

A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).