COVID-19 & Black Men’s Physical, Mental & Spiritual Health
About this Event
As the world grapples with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic it has been stated that the virus does not discriminate. However, we see that Black people across the nation are contracting COVID-19 at higher rates and are more likely to die. While the virus is new to us, the racial disparities in health outcomes are not. We are facing a public health disaster layered on top of poor social conditions and pre-existing disparities in health which are rooted in structural racism. People are also stressed and feeling anxiety about catching the virus, the health of loved ones, social isolation, job and economic security, and more. You are not alone.
Please join us for a discussion on Black Men & COVID-19 where we will explore these disparities in health outcomes, the connection between trauma and our health, and what we can do to keep our minds and spirit healthy as well as our physical health.
- Dr. Raynard Washington, Deputy Health Director at Mecklenburg County Health Department
- Dr. Roy Wade, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania; Division of General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Rev. Leroy Miles Associate Pastor of Sanctification, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
- Dr. George James, Jr., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Council for Relationships
- Terry E. Johnson, Manager of Community Partnerships, Get Healthy Philly – Philadelphia Department of Public Health
- Dwayne Wharton, Senior Consultant, Center for Urban and Racial Equity
This event is sponsored by the City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on African-American Males (MCAAM) in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Office of Black Male Engagement and the Center for Urban and Racial Equity.
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