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Public Health Culture

Join Leonore Okwara, MPH as she discusses public health research, initiatives, and how to engage the community in it all.

May 25, 2021

Dr. Zenobia Bryant has a PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from Walden University. She also has a BS degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University. Dr. Bryant is passionate about mental health, adolescent health, the health of young black women, financial health, and the barriers and structural racism that hinder fulfillment in these areas. 

She is the founder and CEO of Black Health Black Wealth, LLC that envisions optimal wellness and true health equity for young black and brown women. Her organization disseminates mental health, public health, and financial health stories and information to black and brown women with the hope of giving voice to the issues they face, improving wellbeing, and empowering them. She believes that black mental health, black physical health, and black financial health is wealth! 

Black Health Black Wealth also offers customized and expert consulting to nonprofit and for-profit organizations related to the following topics: 1) identifying gaps in the quality of care for minorities, 2) Black mental health care, 3) Black maternal health, 4) racial inequality, 5) diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) Black health equity. She specializes in helping organizations with literature reviews, survey development, data analysis, baseline analysis, reviewing and analyzing current programs and policies, developing strategies to improve current programs and policies, and presenting findings and opinions. 

In This Episode We Cover:

  • Her public health journey
  • Why she started Black Health Black Wealth, LLC and how she came up with the name
  • The services that Black Health Black Wealth offers and her goal of empowering organizations to achieve excellence by delivering programs, products, and services that eliminate health disparities and remove health inequities
  • Her priority population of young black and brown women who are interested in connecting with their personal identity and straying from societal or religious labels
  • Importance of self-care and self-advocacy
  • Breaking generational cycles and curses
  • Her “Rise-up” affirmations initiative that explores a new affirmation each month to help women truly overcome struggles and negativity
  • Her upcoming book club, “Knowledge is Power” (happening on June 26th 11am-1pm EST), that will empower participants through discussion by identifying self-care, self-expression, and self-advocacy strategies. Registration includes:
    • The book club pick mailed to your place of residence (continental US only)
    • One 2-hour online Zoom session that consists of instruction, interactive discussion, workbook activities, feedback and Q+A
    • A self-guided workbook to use in the Zoom session
    • The option to attend a 30-minute bonus one-on-one session with Dr. Zenobia Bryant to share work and discuss any discoveries or progress following the book club discussion

Register for the Book Club: 

Advice for Public Health Professionals:

You are never finished learning. Always be willing to educate yourself, seek information, and explore new topics. Always keep your target community at the focus. Listen to their needs and wishes.