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State of Black Health National Conference

Dr Jerome Adams

On September 11-13, over 300 African American public health professionals, social justice leaders and community advocates, gathered in Atlanta, Georgia for the inaugural State of Black Health National Conference. The conference, hosted by a Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) for Act Against AIDS grantee, NAATPN, Inc., convened to discuss the major health disparities impacting African-American health and well-being and more importantly, identify solutions for high incidence rates of HIV, cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes, among other health issues.

“It’s important for us to have these conversations,” remarked conference presenter Tanya, M. Bass. “It’s time for us to eliminate health inequities. By doing so, we can work collectively to make a difference, not only in black communities but in all communities.”

This year’s conference also featured dynamic presentations by: Niva Lubin-Johnson, M.D., current president of the National Medical Association; U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D. and David Satcher, M.D., of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine; Deray McKesson, founder of Campaign Zero; Jay Ell Alexander, CEO of Black Girls Run!; and Nathan Hale Williams, producer and director of the film 90 Days.

We would like to congratulate NAATPN for the success of this conference and look forward to continued involvement in the years to come!

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