Media Advisory for Whittier Street Health Center Men’s Health Summit, Saturday June 24, 2023

  • June 23, 2023



CONTACT: Colleen Cimini, PRfirst,, 617-780-6069


Men’s Health Summit – UNITED for Men’s Health:  Grounded in Equity to be held Saturday, June 24

NBC10 Boston News Anchor Glenn Jones to speak during 24th annual event 


BOSTON, MA, ISSUED JUNE 23, 2023…Media representatives are encouraged and invited to attend Whittier Street Health Center’s 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.

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.


Location: Whittier Street Health Center

1290 Tremont Street

Roxbury, MA


Saturday, June 24, 2022                             10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


For more information contact or 617-989-3119 or Colleen Cimini at or 617-780-6069.


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.

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).