A free Men’s Health Summit will take place on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Civic Engagement.
Halifax Health, Halifax Health Hospice, The Vince Carter Embassy of Hope and Bethune-Cookman are sponsoring the event.
The summit will include a healthy lunch, guest speakers, door prizes and a free personal health assessment, which will check blood pressure, heart rates, blood glucose level, weight and body mass index and cholesterol.
The keynote speaker will be Joe Madison, host of “Joe Madison: The Black Eagle,” which airs live on Sirius XM satellite radio. Madison also is a renowned human rights and civil rights activist.
Other presenters scheduled are Dr. Deanna Wathington, Bethune Cookman’s executive dean of the Petrock School of Health Sciences; Thomas Bryant III with the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County; Dr. Don Stoner, Chief Medical Officer, Halifax Health; Dr. Anthony Ombogo and Dr. Lauren Powell, also with Halifax Health; and Dr. Robert Sessoms, also with Bethune-Cookman.
Breakout sessions will deal with the social determinants of health, heart disease, health inequities in Black male, spiritual and physical health, prostate health, obesity diet and diabetes.