FREE African American Men's Health Summit Feb. 25
Feb. 24-It's time to MAN UP when it comes to your health! Join us Sat. Feb. 25 from 10am-1pm for the FREE African American Men's Health Summit at Ebenezer Ministries, 2130 S. Center Road in Burton, MI. Sponsored by Hurley Medical Center Men's Health Initiative and Genesee County Community Mental Health, this first-ever Men's Health Summit focuses on men's health and wellness, health screenings, information and resources. FREE lunch will be served, along with giveaways and door prizes.
These three hours could change your life. The day's schedule:
- Health and Wellness Lecture: “John Henry and the Paradox of Manhood” by Dr. Derek Griffith, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education and the Founding Director of the Center on Men’s Health Disparities at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor
- Panel Discussion: "What Do the Scriptures Say About Health?" presented by local clergymen
- Men’s Health Screenings: Heart Health, Blood Sugar and Substance Abuse Assessments, as well as screenings for Behavioral Health, Blood Pressure, Hearing, Vision and more
- Health and Wellness Information & Resources: Giveaways, Door Prizes and FREE Lunch will be served!
For more information, contact Dwayne Parker at (810) 262-9886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurley Medical Center's new Men’s Health Initiative
As part of Hurley's community focus and in collaboration with a wide range of community organizations, from fraternities and churches to schools and social clubs, we are working on helping men get actively involved in their health. Alarming research reveals a high rate of mortality and morbidity among men, particularly African-American men, and substantial health disparities between men and women. Men are living an average of seven years less than women, and too many men are dying of preventable diseases and unmanaged chronic illnesses, especially between 18-35 years old.
At Hurley, we believe it is time to reverse this trend. Our new Men’s Health Initiative is a core part of our vision of transforming the health of our region. With a public health focus, a collaborative effort with other local organizations, educational and physician led programs, and expanded access to health care, we are taking important steps to challenge and champion men’s health.