Bro. Okey K. Enyia on Fraternity, Service, & Improved Health Care
Author: Okey K. Enyia, MPH, Jr. Management Analyst, Aveshka, Inc., Division of Policy and Strategic Planning, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Published Date: 4/26/2017 9:54:00 AM
Category: National Health Security; Public Health Preparedness;
In the fall of 1997, I became a proud member of a Greek-letter fraternity at my university in Illinois, and I’m now a member of an alumni chapter in Prince George’s County, Maryland. One of the fraternity’s objectives is to provide voice and vision to the struggle of African Americans and people of color around the world.
For example, at our 2009 General Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, we implemented a community health fair and symposium to educate and empower hundreds of community members who might not have had regular access to adequate health care. Several members of the health fair planning committee were physicians, dentists, and pharmacists who also addressed health care needs on the campus of local university, where this particular health fair took place. Further, as a medical student several years ago, I had… read more>>