Black Health Commission seeks to change face of public health with Black Joy Fest – Orlando Sentinel

Black Health Commission Seeks To Change Face Of Public Health With Black Joy Fest Orlando Sentinel
Black Health Commission Seeks To Change Face Of Public Health With Black Joy Fest Orlando Sentinel

Portrait of Advent Health employee Rebecca Desir who started the non-profit, The Black Health Commission in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. Desire, who helps to manage the grant budget at Advent Health, started the Black Health Commission as an Instagram page where she has amassed more than 11,000 followers. Last year, as data started to show that Black COVID patients were dying at higher rates, she turned the social media campaign into a non-profit dedicated to creating more equity in healthcare through education. The goal of the event is to celebrate Black Joy in the face of all the Black pain that has been on display for more than a year. She will host a “Black Joy Festival” event to celebrate Black Joy in the face of all the Black pain that has been on display for more than a year. (Willie J. Allen Jr./Orlando Sentinel) (Willie J. Allen Jr./Orlando Sentinel)