Tuesday, January 10, 2012
100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Joint Press Conference
Photo: Left to Right: Claudia Brown, Member, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., Kevin Byrd, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Chairman of Health & Wellness, Karen Lockworth, Vice President of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., Phil Andrews, President, 100Black Men of Long Island, Inc., Councilwomen Dorothy Goosby, Angela Banks Jourdan, President, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., and Janet Williams, Member Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
(Hempstead, NY)- On December 19, 20011 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. & Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. and the Jewish Relations Council Long Island (JCRC-LI) collaborated by holding a joint press conference to raise awareness and combat health care issues that are prevalent on Long Island. 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., Jewish Community Relations Council Long Island (JCRC-LI) and Chi Eta Phi joint press conference announced the formation of an ongoing partnership to improve the quality of health for Long Islanders and encourage early prevention, education, and health care initiatives. Immediately following the press conference the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. held its Annual Holiday Party (Toy Drive & Canned Food Drive) along with a special reception for West Point Candidate Zenal M. Hudson.
“It is important for organizations on Long Island to collaborate to raise awareness and combat at health issues that are prevalent on Long Island. This press conference is a great milestone for all organizations on Long Island that are concerned with health care issues”. Phil Andrews, President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.
“On November 7th, 2011 the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. appointed me to serve as Health & Wellness Chairman to raise awareness of activities that citizens can pursue which lead to healthier lives and combat health disparities. “Health awareness poses a significant challenge for African Americans and all other ethnic cultures of Long Island.
This appointment as Health & Wellness Chairman for the 100 is a significant step which is timely and needed to reverse the trends of lack of adequate information which leads to health disparities The 100 Black Men of Long Island is the 2nd oldest chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and was established in 1974). My advocacy will cover both Nassau & Suffolk Counties.
The purpose of the 100 Black Men of Long Island is to improve the quality of life for all people on Long Island, particularly those of African-American heritage; achieve 100 percent equality in all aspects of community life, including the elimination of bigotry and discrimination; defend human and civil rights; and give assistance to members in honorable endeavors". I would like to give special thanks to Phil Andrews the President of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd” Kevin Byrd 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Chairman of Health & Wellness
“As an organization of registered professional nurses and nursing students, whose mission is grounded in public service, the Kappa Eta Chapter, Inc. of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is excited to partner with the 100 Black Men of Long Island and other community groups in order to eliminate healthcare disparities and improve the health outcomes of the citizens of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Nurses are an invaluable asset with regards to community outreach because our practice includes giving people reliable, useful information about how to protect their health. In presentations at schools, community groups, senior centers, and other venues, we teach proper nutrition, demonstrate effective safety practices, promote early detection of common diseases, provide education on how to care for disabled or ill family members, and inform individuals about other important health issues.
Our goal is to make health information easy to understand, so people can take greater control over their well being. As a result of participating in this collaborative effort, Kappa Eta Chapter will continue its legacy of providing meaningful public service to develop healthy Long Island communities”.
Angela R. Jourdain MSN, RN, CCRN
President, Kappa Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
“Disease does not discriminate,” said David Newman, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island (JCRC-LI). “JCRC-LI is proud to join with 10 Black Men of Long Island to promote health and wellness. No matter if you’re white, black, Jewish, Christian, Sikh or Muslim diseases do not discriminate. It’s important for community leaders to join together and share best practices, ideas and resources so everyone on Long Island can lead healthy and productive lives” continued Newman”. David Newman, Executive Director Jewish Community Relations Council - Long Island
About: 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Our goal is improving the quality of life on Long Island, and focuses on the Future – Education, Mentoring, Health & Wellness & Economic Empowerment. Health & Wellness is a part of our signature programs. “Adequate healthcare and access to critical information surrounding healthcare issues is an urgent matter and ensures an overall health benefit to the community” Phil Andrews, President – 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.
About: Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is an organization of registered professional nurses was founded on October 16, 1932 by Aliene C. Ewell with the assistance of eleven registered nurses. The sorority was organized at Freeman’s Hospital in Washington, DC in 1932 with the purpose of providing service to humanity, elevating the plane of nursing and increasing interest in the field of nursing.
Kappa Eta Chapter, Inc.
Chartered on September 27, 1986, Kappa Eta Chapter, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) organization, provides public service through projects such as health promotion, disease prevention, programs for seniors and youth, and services to the homeless. Kappa Eta Chapter successfully executes the sorority’s mission and goals by providing meaningful service initiatives and moving beyond the traditional approaches to improve communities locally in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and internationally.
About: Jewish Community Relations Council Long Island (JCRC-LI) Mission – JCRC-LI’s mission is to inform, collaborate and mobilize the Long Island community to take action locally, nationally and internationally to address community relations issues important to both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities.
For more information on the programs and activities of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. you may contact us via mail @ 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. headquarters at 9 Centre Street, Hempstead, New York 11550, Email: email@example.com or via telephone at 516.538.6318.