Youth Portray Black Public Health Leaders

Several students researched Black public health leaders on their own time and portrayed those leaders Saturday during our Healthy Heart & Black History Month event at the Greater Refuge Temple Church of God in Cambridge.

Faith Kidd portrayed Michelle Obama (Let’s Move Campaign), Cherish Collins was Kizzmekia Corbett (NIH viral immunologist), and Antoine Patton Jr. appeared as Phill Wilson (Black AIDS Institute).

A high school student stands with a display board.

A high school student stands with a display board.

We are inspired by these public health leaders and those who continue to work tirelessly toward health equity.

To the youth who portrayed the leaders, we are simply in awe of your work. We are happy to watch all of you continue to make such a positive impact on our community!

Thanks also to all the community partners, health department program staff, and community members who attended.

The next Healthy Heart event is 11am-1pm Tuesday, February 14, at the Dorchester County Health Department at 3 Cedar St.. Stop by for free heart-related goodies and heart health information.

Please enter through the Environmental Health entrance (side door facing McDonald’s). Call 410-228-0235 for more information.