Whittier Street Health Center’s 24th Annual Men’s Health Summit a Triumph

Men's Health Honorees

William Watkins, Rev. John Finley, David Morales, Leverett Wing, Frederica M Williams, Jean Prezeau

Whittier Street Health Center, a community health center with a mission to serve as a center of excellence that provides high quality and accessible health care and social services that achieve health equity, social justice, and the economic well-being of a diverse patient population, is thrilled to announce that its 24th Annual Men's Health Summit held June 24 at the Frederica M. Williams Building, 1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury, was a tremendous success with an estimated 150 community leaders and residents in attendance.

The theme at this year's summit, "UNITED for Men's Health: Grounded in Equity," prompted open and engaging discussion on how, across the country, gaps and disparities in health care continue to increase and persist. 

The annual event included a health fair, health screenings, and a panel discussion and conversation about men's health and wellness. A highlight of the Summit was the presentation of this year's Men's Health Champion Awards to the following:

  • Mr. Wilner Auguste, founder, Haitian American United (HAU), Mattapan;
  • Rev. John Finley, co-founder and head of Epiphany School, Dorchester; 
  • Rev. Art Gordon, pastor, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Roxbury; 
  • Mr. David Morales, general manager, UniCare, Lynn (formerly of Lynnfield); 
  • Mr. Jean Prezeau, men's health ambassador, Whitter Street Health Center, Roxbury; 
  • Mr. William Watkins, MBA, vice president of digital strategies and partnerships, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Roxbury; and 
  • Mr. Leverett Wing, president and CEO, Commonwealth Seminar, Chelsea and Boston.

Serving as guest speaker was NBC10 News Anchor Glenn Jones.

The Annual Men's Health Summit aligns with Whittier Street Health Center's mission to serve as a center of excellence that provides high-quality, and accessible health care and social services that achieve health equity, social justice, and the economic well-being of our diverse populations. 

"Open, honest, and genuine discussions were once again a high point of this year's Men's Health Summit," said Frederica M. Williams, president and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center. "This important annual event aims to shine a light on and help to address preventable causes that contribute to increased morbidity and mortality rates, and decreased life expectancy for men, and in particular those of color."

About Whittier Street Health Center

Whittier Street Health Center is an independently licensed community health care center with a mission of providing high-quality, reliable and accessible primary healthcare for diverse populations while promoting wellness and eliminating health and social disparities. A champion of equitable access to high-quality, patient-focused care, social justice and economic equity, Whittier Street Health Center serves more than 30,000 patients and 20,000 community outreach visits annually; its ethnically and racially diverse patient base is primarily made up of individuals from Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, the South End and greater Boston. For more information, please visit www.wshc.org as well as Facebook (www.facebook.com/WhittierStreetHealthCenter), Twitter (@Whittier_Boston), or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/whittier-street-health-center), or call 617-989-3221.

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