Dianne Invited to Speak at the “Black Lives Matter in Healthcare Too” Town Hall

Dianne Invited to Speak at the “Black Lives Matter in Healthcare Too” Town Hall

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I was excited to be a panelist at last February’s “Black Lives Matter In Healthcare Too” Town Hall held at the Bruce Bolling Building in Roxbury Massachusetts. The town hall organized by Dr. Jonathan Jackson of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital along with several prominent healthcare organizations focused on:

What are the 3 biggest factors that make it difficult for Black Bostonians to access the city’s best treatments and therapies?


How can people work together to overcome these challenges?”

The Town Hall was moderated by Mark Kennedy, MBA and Director of National Outreach for the Prostate Health Education Network Inc. (PHEN) and organized by Dr. Jonathan Jackson. Panelists:

Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, Jackson Professor at Harvard Medical School and Physician in Chief, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dianne Austin, CEO & Co-Founder of Coils To Locs. Cancer survivor

Elmer Freeman, Executive Director of the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service Inc.

Michael Kincade, Community Advocate

This is the first of what we anticipate to be many guest speaking opportunities for Coils to Locs that will allow us to not only share our perspective on healthcare disparities, but also raise the profile of Coils To Locs as a budding startup.

Click Black Lives Matter Full Program to get the detailed pdf and to learn more about each panelist.

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