Whittier Street Health Center to Hold June 24th Men’s Health Summit – NBC10 Boston News Anchor Glenn Jones to speak during 24th annual event
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Whittier Street Health Center to Hold June 24th Men’s Health Summit – UNITED for Men’s Health: Grounded in Equity
NBC10 Boston News Anchor Glenn Jones to speak during 24th annual event
BOSTON, MA, ISSUED JUNE 20, 2023…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 24th Annual Men’s Health Summit on Saturday, June 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Frederica M. Williams Building, 1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury. The theme at this year’s summit is UNITED for Men’s Health: Grounded in Equity.
Across the country, gaps and disparities in health care continue to increase and persist. Without access to good jobs, schools, food, and safe, affordable homes, staying healthy is challenging.
The annual event will include a health fair, health screenings, and a panel discussion and conversation about men’s health and wellness. In addition, the Summit will serve as an occasion to recognize several men’s health champions from diverse backgrounds during the Men’s Health Champion Award presentation.
This year’s Men’s Health Champions are: Mr. Wilner Auguste, founder, Haitian American United (HAU), of Mattapan; Rev. John Finley, co-founder and head of Epiphany School, of Dorchester; Rev. Art Gordon, pastor, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, of Roxbury; Mr. David Morales, general manager, UniCare, of Lynn, formerly of Lynnfield; Mr. Jean Prezeau, men’s health ambassador, Whitter Street Health Center, of Roxbury; Mr. William Watkins, MBA, vice president of digital strategies and partnerships, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, of Roxbury; and Mr. Leverett Wing, president and CEO, Commonwealth Seminar, of Chelsea/Boston.
NBC10 News Anchor Glenn Jones will be the guest speaker during the highly anticipated event to which all are welcome to attend.
“Our Men’s Health Summit aims to help to address preventable causes that contribute to increased morbidity and mortality rates, and decreased life expectancy for men,” said Frederica M. Williams, president and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center. “We will explore strategies to advance men’s health, raise awareness about why it is important to engage with men to improve their health and well-being, and provide health education resources and access to care.”
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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 www.wshc.org as well as Facebook (www.facebook.com/WhittierStreetHealthCenter), Twitter (@Whittier_Boston), or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/whittier-street-health-center), or call 617-989-3221.