MGH’s Equity and Community Health is percolating. So, what’s brewing?
Mass General Equity and Community Health (E&CH) has partnered with Boston’s leading community-based platform, #javawithJimmy, to produce a six-month online “vlogcast” series called #YourHealthyJava. This exciting new vlogcast will bring important, accurate health information to the audience, addressing community concerns and empowering residents to make informed decisions about their health.
Started in March of 2020 during the COVID19 pandemic, #javawithjimmy host James “Jimmy” Hills curates conversations that help improve the quality of life for listeners and their communities. A long-time community leader, former municipal, state, and federal advisor, Jimmy brings over three decades of community advocacy to his platform.
Mass General’s Equity & Community Health, under the leadership of senior vice president Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, is working to address alarming health disparities in our under-resourced communities. As one of Mass General’s priorities is to build stronger, more trusting relationships in Boston neighborhoods—particularly Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan—the partnership with Hills is a natural fit.
Mass General’s Claude Alabre, MD, has been named the program’s medical director, and Cindy Diggs, community and cultural engagement manager, will serve as community liaison. Dr. Alabre, Cindy, and Jimmy will work closely together to not only provide the audience with relevant medical education and information, but to listen to the concerns of the community as they plan upcoming episodes of #YourHealthyJava.
#YourHealthyJava will broadcast its first episode on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 9 am via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Everyone can watch Live or at their leisure on all three social media platforms by following and/or liking the @javawithJimmy pages on all three platforms.
Make sure to tune in next Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 9 am, and help us spread the word with your networks. As Dr. Betancourt often says, “Let’s Go!”