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Black Men's Health Summit

School of Public Health and Community Partners

Monday, August 11, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

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On August 11, 2014 a Black Man’s Health Summit is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York.   

 

The event entitled, “A Way Out and A Way Up to Improve our Mental and Physical Health” is co-sponsored with community partners and the School of Public Health University at Albany.

 

Expert presenters will explore:  Stigmas Associated with Black Men and Access to Care; Why the Mental and Physical Health Status of Black Men Lag Behind Other Groups; the Importance of the Affordable Care Act and Spirituality and Coping in the 21st Century.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Dwight C. Williams at 518-402-0370.

 

WORKING AGENDA

  • REGISTRATION
    • 8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.

       

  • WELCOME and PURPOSE

     

    • 9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

       

 

  • Mr. Wes Holloway, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Golub Corporation, Retired (Not confirmed)

 

  • Mr. Greg Owens*, LMSW, Capital District Campaign for Black Male Empowerment, Macedonia Initiatives in Community Development, Inc.;

    Associate, Center for the Elimination of Health Disparities, University at Albany

     

  • PRESENTATIONS

     

 

  • 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

     

 

    • Mental Health, Stigmas and the Black Man’s Experience

       

      Sidney Hankerson, M.D., M.B.A., Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

      Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institution

       

      Mr. Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M, M.A., Founder, Live Breathe, LLC

       

 

  • Learning Objectives

     

 

  1. Learn the challenges for Black men who face mental health situations and its impact on one’s physical health

  2. Enhance knowledge of the unique social and cultural factors that prevent Black men from seeking mental health treatment

  3. Identify symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder

  4. Understand the importance and power of sharing your story to combat stigmas associated with mental health problems

     

 

  • 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON.

     

 

  • Mental Health: Its Impact on the Physical Health of Black Men

    Alex Pieterse, Ph,D., School of Education, University at Albany; Associate,

    Center for the Elimination of Health Disparities, University at Albany

     

  • Learning Objectives

     

 

  1. Understand the health consequences of stress on physical health

  2. Learn of the potential links between racism, mental health and physical health

  3. Increase awareness of the importance to establish and maintain balanced lives

  4. Learn skills to appropriately ‘de-stress’ to improve one’s wellbeing

     

 

  • LUNCH - PRESENTATION

     

 

  • 12:00 NOON – 1:00 P.M.

     

 

  • Barber Shop Focus Groups: Health Status and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

     

    Thurmon Myers*, LMSW, Retired, New York State Office for the Aging, Coordinator, Planning and Systems Support

     

    Dwight C. Williams*, Clinical Professor, Director, Undergraduate Public Health Major Program; Associate, Center for the Elimination of Health Disparities, University at Albany

     

  • Learning Objectives

     

 

  1. Learn of the collaborative process to address perceived PTSD among barber shop patrons

  2. Gain knowledge of the experiences of a targeted population to address stressors in their lives

  3. Understand the systemic challenges Black men encounter in seeking health and mental health services

     

 

  • PRESENTATIONS

     

    • 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

       

 

  • The Affordable Care Act: Equals Access to Care: New York State of Health Overview

     

    Kelvin Sapp, M.P.H., New York State Department of Health

     

  • Learning Objectives

     

 

  1. Receive current information about the Affordable Care Act and the establishment of Health Plan Marketplaces

  2. Understand healthcare access as made available through the establishment of New York State of Health, the official Health Plan Marketplace

  3. Enhance knowledge of the importance of ACA for Black Men

  4. Learn how to access and use the products and services offered to improve physical and mental health outcomes

 

  • 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

     

 

  • Spirituality and Coping in the 21st Century

    Reverend Leonard Comithier, Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church

    Albany, New York

     

  • Learning Objectives

     

 

  1. Learn the three pillars of health and the scriptural underpinnings that support good health

  2. Gain knowledge on how to infuse secular considerations of mental health with spiritual teachings on wellness

  3. Discover strategic religious passages within faith communities to seek assistance and support the journey toward better mental and spiritual health

     

 

  • NEXT STEPS and CLOSING

     

    • 3:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

       

 

  • Leroy Twiggs*

     

     

    *Planning Committee


Have questions about Black Men's Health Summit? Contact School of Public Health and Community Partners

When & Where


First Unitarian Universalist
405 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12206

Monday, August 11, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)


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