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Posted on: February 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Equity Agenda & Mayor Sheehan Present the State of Health & Mental Health for Black Americans

The State of Health and Mental Health for Black Americans in New York-4

Contact: David Galin  

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany Equity Agenda and Mayor Kathy Sheehan will hold a panel discussion on The State of Health and Mental Health for Black Americans in New York on February 24, 2022, from 5:30-7:30 pm. This event will be virtual and accessible via the City’s website, Facebook and YouTube pages. Register for this event

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Deb Privott, the Assistant Dean for Public Engagement for the College of Arts & Science University at Albany. Panelists include: Dr. Julia Hastings, Associate Professor of Health, Policy, Management and Behavior at the University of Albany, Lisa Wilson Good, Founder of Urban Grief, Barry Walston, President of Albany Black Child Development Institution, and Alfredo Medina, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and College Diversity Officer at Bennington College.  

The panel discussion on the State of Health and Mental Health in Black Americans topics will include: 

Individual and community experiences of Black Americans (with a micro and macro lens) 

  • Social life 
  • Telehealth 
  • Tele mental health 
  • Alzheimer’s, family structure, and health 
  • Stress 
  • Community violence and trauma 
  • Black male achievement programs and interventions in the Capital District 
  • What institutions need to do, including practical steps to diversify staff and change the structure? 

We hope you can join us for this informative panel discussion in recognition of Black History Month. The discussion will offer an historical perspective on these topics while connecting these matters to present day circumstances. 





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