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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 09 July 2021

Over the last year, Black Americans have raised awareness from coast-to-coast, reminding everyone that our lives and votes matter. Black health matters, too.

An exciting union

For nearly a decade, Black Health Matters (BHM) has worked with a wide range of partners to raise awareness around chronic disease, mental and physical health and fitness and wellness in the Black community. In 2021, BHM announced a new partnership with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Kappa) to collaborate and bring important health information directly to the communities served by both organizations. On July 13, 2021, BHM and Kappa will collaborate to present their inaugural Black Health Summit at Kappa's 85th Grand Chapter Meeting.

"We're excited about our partnership with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.," said Roslyn Y. Daniels, BHM President. "Fraternity members have long been health evangelists, seeking to educate the community and its members through a wide range of innovative programs."

"In less than a decade, Black Health Matters has established itself as the go-to resource on African American health. Our collaboration has yielded a free, day-long program featuring more than 14 sessions on health topics directly impacting our members and communities where we live and serve. We're inviting everyone to make an investment in their individual or family health by joining us to hear from some of the nation's top experts on health and wellness," said Reuben Shelton, Kappa's International President.

Summit details

The summit begins at 8 a.m. EST. It will feature 14 sessions focused on providing information for community members, including caregivers and health advocates. Event sponsors include Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and VIR Biotechnology. Nationally-acclaimed speakers have been invited to share practical information on a wide range of topics including brain health, clinical trials, health equity, sexual health, chronic disease and more.

Registration is free for the online forum. To register or learn more about the topics and speakers, visit https://bhmkappahealthsummit.vfairs.com.

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