The week-long intensive plenary sessions will focus on health and the black church. The second session will delve into Vaccines, Experimental Drugs & Unfamiliar Drugs, and the Black Church and Community. This session will be presented by Rev. Doreleena Sammons Hackett, SM, CPM.
Rev. Sammons Hackett has over 40 years of experience of public experience with 27 years in Chronic Disease and Health Promotion program development and implementation including breast, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancers; cardiovascular disease prevention; gerontology; injury prevention; women’s health; HIV/AIDS awareness; health education; physical activity and program integration. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Medicine from Bennett College for Women, a Master of Science Degree in Public Health Nutrition from Harvard School of Public Health, and is a current student in the Doctorate in Ministry Program in Pastoral Care at Payne Theological Seminary.
Rev. Sammons Hackett works as the Project Director at the Society for Public Health Education in Washington DC and serves as an Associate Minister at the First Baptist Church of Highland Park in Landover, MD.