Sep 9, 2020
Okey Enyia, MPH is a Political
Strategist, Thought-Leader, Scholar-Activist, Mentor, and Health
Policy Advisor working at the intersections of policy, social
justice and public health in Washington DC. The oldest of six
siblings, Okey’s family’s roots are in Nigeria and he grew up in
Chicago. He is currently working on his doctorate focusing on race,
gender, equity, and health policy and how it relates to Black men
and boys. He is an author of the book “Indisputable: The Story of
the Favored Son” and has a consulting business focused on helping
people advance their careers in health policy.
In This Episode We
his passion for becoming a medical doctor took a turn and he found
his true calling in public health.
his faith and family have been the main inspiration for his life
and career journey.
passion for exploring and understanding the health and wellbeing of
Black men and boys.
inspiration for his book and how he wrote it in 90
interest in exploring and understanding how Black men experience
more racism and microaggressions as they build more
deep dive into the heart health of Black men.
collecting quantitative data is important for health policy
it is important to monetize your passion and turn purpose into
importance of understanding your “why.”
self-care is crucial for people of color and what he does to take
care of himself.
free-writing/journaling are both therapeutic and often offer
newest publication “Men and Covid” looks at the social,
psychological, and economic factors why men were more likely to die
from covid than women and how policy can be enacted as a
impact do you want to have on the world stage?”
can I package my life experience to help other people?”
had this natural affinity for seeing and assuring the best of black
men in terms of their health and wellbeing. As a conscious
black man, I’ve lived it. So how can I affect change in that
know that black men have the shortest life expectancy of any group
in the United States.”
black men the more money you make or the more wealth you have the
more likely and intense the microaggressions and (the more)
discrimination and racism manifest.”
is it with even more money that we (Black men) make, why are we
still dying at disproportionate numbers?
money weren’t an issue, what would you consider doing for
the policy world, numbers matter. Data matters.”
the time to figure out your motivation, purpose, and your
“why.” Check out Enyia’s online courses on his website to
dive deeper. See email link below.
- Identify your strengths and outsource what you
need to. Get help when you need it!
- Building a career is a process- just keep doing
out Okey’s book “Indisputable: The Story of a Favored Son” on
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