No More Martyrs Speaks at the State of Black Health Conference
The Inaugural State of Black Health National Conference took place in Atlanta, Georgia on September 11-13, 2018. No More Martyrs Founder, Dr. Nadia Richardson, presented a session titled ‘State of Black Mental Health’. The session was co-presented with Dr. Kimya Dennis, community advocate, educator and researcher. Notable keynote speakers included Dr. David Satcher (16th U.S. Surgeon General and Founding Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute with the Morehouse School of Medicine), Dr. Niva Lubin-Johnson (President of the National Medical Association) and Vice Admiral Dr. Jerome M. Adams (U.S. Surgeon General).
The State of Black Health convenes public health professionals, social justice leaders and community advocates in pursuit of health equity for African Americans. This event examines the core influences on health including economic, institutional, and social inequalities. Attendees were equipped with an actionable plan for improving Black health in their respective regions and energize a move toward achieving positive health outcomes for African Americans.