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WORxK Solutions, LLC Celebrates the Success of the Black Health Summit & Highlights Black Healthcare Professionals

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The recent Black Health Summit, hosted by WORxK Solutions, LLC, proved to be a resounding success, marking a significant step forward in addressing critical health issues within the African American community. The virtual event, held on February 24, 2024, garnered overwhelming support, with sold-out attendance for its originally planned ticket distribution and continued engagement through its streaming platform. Dr. Kristy Taylor, Certified Career & Mindset Coach and Founder of WORxK Solutions, LLC, alongside Transformative Wellness and Spiritual Coach, Angela Johnson, spearheaded this initiative, aiming to shed light on pressing health disparities and foster empowerment within the community.

The summit featured a diverse lineup of esteemed speakers, each offering valuable insights and practical strategies to tackle various health challenges affecting African Americans, while also highlighting the Black healthcare community. From mental health to maternal health, the discussions were robust, encouraging open dialogue and providing actionable solutions.

Reflecting on the success of the event, Dr. Kristy Taylor expressed her gratitude, stating, “I am humbled by the overwhelming success of the Black Health Summit, which stands as a testament to the power of unity in addressing health disparities within our community.   The success of this event would not have been possible without the team of expert guests who supported the initiative and spoke about many of the health-related challenges in our communities to include the need for more Black healthcare professionals.  As a Social Impact Career Coach and Health Educator this event exemplifies my unwavering dedication to promoting health equity, a diverse healthcare workforce, Black excellence, and empowerment for all.”

Coach Angela Johnson echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the collective effort that made the summit a triumph. “The success of the Black Health Summit speaks volumes about our community’s commitment to fostering a culture of health and well-being. I am truly inspired by the collective effort and dedication shown by all involved in making this event a resounding success,” she remarked.

Throughout the event, speakers shared powerful messages aimed at inspiring change and promoting holistic wellness.

Nikkimah Davis, a Certified Trauma Therapist and Elite Mindset Coach, provided invaluable insights into youth mental health during her session, contributing to the comprehensive understanding of mental wellness within the African American community.

George Brooks, a Mental Health Advocate, CEO, and Life Coach, brought his expertise to the discussion on black male health, shedding light on unique challenges and offering strategies for empowerment.

Bradley Troupe, a Radiology Administrator and Healthcare Leader, addressed the importance of diversity in the healthcare workforce, emphasizing its impact on providing inclusive and equitable healthcare services.

Dr. Cyntrell Crawford highlighted the stigma surrounding mental health in the African American community and urged individuals to seek help without hesitation. “Statistics tell us that about 25% of African Americans seek mental health treatment, compared to 40% of white Americans. Many African Americans do not seek help due to stigma due to long-term effects of slavery, racism and access to care leading to underestimate and ignoring the impacts of mental illness in their everyday lives. Although, Africans Americans clearly show a history of resilience, seeking help is clear evidence of strength. If you are dealing with depression or anxiety have an open conversation with your family and medical providers, have an open mind to treatment options such as therapies and medication management,” Dr. Crawford stated.

Dr. Brittany Case emphasized the importance of prioritizing health and passing on positive attitudes to future generations. “Everyone has an opportunity to help change the trajectory of black health for not only themselves and their family but also the African American community. It starts with us making health a priority both physically and mentally and passing those positive attitudes on to the generations to come. Let’s empower each other to change the health status of our community,” she stated.

Dr. Ann Hester provided practical tips for living a healthier lifestyle, underscoring the power individuals hold to shape their own well-being. “African Americans are hit particularly hard by diseases like heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, and diabetes. But there’s hope. We hold the power to change this story. We can live longer, more vibrant lives by adopting healthy habits and managing stress effectively. The power to thrive is within us. Let us use it wisely,” she encouraged.

Although unable to attend, Raymond Phipps sent a message of solidarity and well wishes, “In the vibrant diaspora of health advocacy, the Black Health Summit stands as a beacon of empowerment and solidarity. As we convene to address disparities and champion holistic wellness, we illuminate paths of resilience and equity.”

As the summit concluded with a speaker panel, attendees were left with a renewed sense of empowerment and a commitment to effecting positive change within their communities. The Black Health Summit not only provided a platform for education and awareness but also fostered connections and unity among participants.

Moving forward, the impact of the Black Health Summit will continue to resonate, inspiring individuals to prioritize their health and advocate for equitable healthcare access, while continuing to highlight Black healthcare professionals committed to serving their communities.   

For those who missed the live event or wish to revisit the insightful discussions and to learn more about each speaker, recordings of the Black Health Summit can be accessed through WORxK Solutions, LLC via the following link:   https://www.worxksolutions.com/worxk-events/blackhealthsummit2024

When asked to express her final thoughts regarding the success of the event and the future of WORxK Solutions LLC, Dr. Taylor stated: “Thank you to each of our guest speakers and attendees for helping to ensure the success of this event. As we continue to celebrate Black History Month and the success of the Black Health Summit, this event marks a pivotal moment in WORxK Solutions, LLC’s transition towards social impact engagement and career coaching. Our commitment to empowering individuals and communities extends beyond this summit, as we prepare to launch several initiatives throughout the year. Among these initiatives is our new KidWORxKs line, which includes the upcoming book, “Colorful Careers in Healthcare,” designed to introduce children to STEM/Health Science careers and inspire the next generation of diverse healthcare professionals. Additionally, we are excited to announce the upcoming Passion Fatigue Prevention Workshop for Women in Social Impact in April, aimed at providing support and resources for women in the social impact sector.  Furthermore, stay tuned for the release of two forthcoming books focused on career development in social impact. Together, these efforts reflect our ongoing dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities alike.”