An interview you don’t want to miss!
Tom Joyner sits down with the American Medical Association’s first female Black President, Patrice Harris, MD, MA, to discuss why he is in the fight of his lifetime in part one of this important 2-part interview.
- Why heart disease is disproportionately impacting the Black community
- Ways to Release the Pressure
- And more
Watch part one below:
Meet Dr. Harris
Patrice Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was the 174th president of the American Medical Association, and the organization’s first African-American woman to hold this position. Dr. Harris has diverse experience as a private practicing physician, county public health director, patient advocate and medical society lobbyist. Dr. Harris currently spearheads the AMA’s efforts to end the opioid epidemic and has been chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force since its inception in 2014. Dr. Harris continues to lead the task force as it works across every state to eliminate barriers to treatment, provide patients with access to affordable, non-opioid pain care, and fight the stigma faced by those with substance use-disorders.
49% of Black women over the age of 20 are living with heart disease
Release the Pressure is a national initiative urging Black women to make self-care a priority to improve their heart health.
Tom is asking Black women to put their heart health first by taking the pledge at ReleaseThePressure.org.