Share this story

LISTEN: UMass Chan to host Multicultural Women’s Health Summit

Registration open for free family wellness event on June 17 in Worcester

UMass Chan Medical School and Central Mass Links are inviting the local community to participate in the Multicultural Women’s Health Summit, a free family wellness event, on Saturday, June 17, on the UMass Chan Medical School campus in Worcester.

Marlina Duncan, EdD, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, and Jennifer Bradford, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, are co-chairing the event and share details about the event in a new Voices of UMass Chan podcast.

“This is an opportunity to open up the UMass Chan community to our community at large. It will be a great opportunity for women and their families to come together and meet each other, network, have comfortable conversations with health care providers and learn about things like mental health and physical health,” Dr. Bradford said.

The purpose of the summit is to provide families from diverse backgrounds in the community the opportunity to learn about a range of health issues, including preventive care, chronic disease management and mental health.

The event features free health screenings and assessments, health and wellness presentations, exercise exhibits and activities for families. Participants will have opportunities to meet with UMass Chan physician-scientists and medical students from the T.H. Chan School of Medicine. The keynote speaker for the luncheon is Crista Johnson-Agbakwu, MD, executive director of the new UMass Chan Collaborative in Health Equity.

“All of our sessions will be led by faculty who identify as women of color,” Dr. Duncan said. “We’re setting an example to women of color that we matter. We want to be role models for an entire community in this seminar.”

Details about the event and registration information can be found on the Multicultural Women’s Health Summit page.

Listen to the full episode at or wherever you get your podcasts.