Close to 100 people attended the Community Forum held Wednesday June 28th, hosted by the Black Elected Officials of the East Bay for a rich and timely discussion on the State of Black Health in the East Bay area, at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in downtown Oakland.
Attendees included a diverse group of elected officials, policy makers, health executives, clinicians and professionals, plus community, civic, non-profit leaders and clergy.
Kimi Tartt Watkins, Deputy Director of the Alameda County Public Health Department – shared the status of black health in Alameda County — CLICK HERE for her presentation on BLACK LIVES MATTER – Eliminating Racial Inequities in Health.
Ben Pettus, new CEO, West Oakland Health Council introduced his new leadership and shared vision to build a healthy community in collaboration with community partners. Learn more about the West Oakland Health Council – http://www.wohc.org
Dr. Geoffrey Watson, CEO of the James A. Watson Wellness Center, closed the session with his perspective on community health and importance of partnership. Dr. Watson has a long history and legacy he is sustaining in the spirit of his late father Dr. James Watson. http://www.drwatsonwellness.com
Mark Your Calendar for the next BEO community forum on the State of Black Education in the East Bay scheduled on September 27th, 7:30am at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, Oakland. RSVP www.beoblackeducation.eventbrite.com