September 5, 2023
(SAN JUAN) The Center for Black Health & Equity (The Center), a North Carolina-based nonprofit, is hosting its State of Black Health Conference in Puerto Rico. The event will take place from Wednesday, September 6 to Friday, September 8 at the San Juan Marriot Resort & Stellaris Casino in El Condado.
“The Center for Black Health & Equity is the leading public health entity nationally recognized for solutions that affect the health of Black people. We work with health care organizations, public health officials, religious leaders, and Black communities in health promotion and disease prevention work. Our mission is to facilitate programs and services that promote health equity for people of African descent. We do this by building community capacity, developing community infrastructure, and promoting equity-focused policies,” said Delmonte Jefferson, Executive Director of The Center.
Channte' Keith, Director of Operations for The Center, added: “We are very excited about this event in Puerto Rico, where hundreds of community leaders and defenders of equality from all origins will address and offer solutions to the social and economic injustices that have marginalized our communities and led to profound health disparities.”
The mayor of Loíza, Julia Nazario Fuentes, thanked The Center for the invitation to present a statement on Loíza and the health situation of the various communities that make up this coastal and Afro-Caribbean town. “We received visitors from The Center for Black Health & Equity in Loíza and are ready to contribute our experience and explore the possibilities ahead. We welcome all organizations that come to strengthen ties and help community well-being.”
The event is sponsored by a host of prestigious organizations, with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation being the title sponsor. For more information on this important meeting, go to the official website stateofblackhealth.com.