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Men’s Health Month: The Conversation

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join The 100 for a Community Conversation as part our the 100’s Take Action for Health Initiative, happening live at Cars, Community & Care.

It’s a day of health and fun.  Car displays, food trucks and vendors for men of all ages are part of the experience during Cars, Community & Care event [presented by KCMO’s Healthy IQ program, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center) on Saturday, June 29th, 10a-2pm, at Victorious Life Church, 3400 Paseo Blvd, KCMO.

As a special segment, at NOON, the 100 Black Men of Greater KC host The Conversation, the Kansas City stop of a national tour/discussion to address the current crisis surrounding Black men’s mental and physical health. The average life expectancy of black men is 61 years old. Shocking and unreal, 61 years old is not even retirement age.  It’s time we discuss healing our men.

Participants in the Conversation include:

Keith H. Newby, M.D. is a native of Norfolk where he graduated from Maury High School and Norfolk State University before earning his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). He completed his internship and residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and then served as a fellow in cardiology at Duke University with an emphasis in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He was the President and CEO of Fort Norfolk Medical Associates from 2010 through 2023. Dr. Newby currently practices with Bon Secours Cardiology Medical Group. He also serves as Market Director of Community Health Improvement and Engagement for Bon Secours Mercy Health, where his primary role is to aid in the development of programs that address conditions that disproportionately affect under-resourced and underrepresented communities.

Harold “Woody” Neighbors, Ph.D., Dr. Neighbors obtained his PhD in social psychology in 1982 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 1982-1985 Dr. Neighbors conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute for Social Research (Survey Research Center) where he worked on the ground-breaking National Survey of Black Americans. Dr. Neighbors is presently professor emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Neighbors studies racial and gender disparities in help-seeking for mental health problems and the (mis)diagnosis of mental disorder among Black Americans. He is now the Dean’s Senior Advisor for Research and Research Training at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Collin Mays, a prominent figure in local government and a dedicated philanthropist, hails from Michigan. He is renowned for his role as the founder and president of LMS Solutions, a strategic planning consulting firm that aids local governments and nonprofits. Additionally, Collin is passionate about health and fitness. Over the course of 5 years he lost 200 pounds and now encourages others to take action to address their health. In 2024 Mr. Mays published his first book titled- Losing it for Good, the Ultimate Guide for Men’s Better
Health and Wellness.


June 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


100 Black Men of Greater KC
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Victorious Life Church
3400 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO United States
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