PHEN successfully launched its new social media initiative with church partners at its 14th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit in Washington, DC on September 13th and 14th when more than 8,000 viewers tuned in. "This exceeded our expectations and demonstrates the enormous potential that social media has to expand our education and awareness outreach," remarked Thomas Farrington, PHEN President.
BlackDoctor.org was joined by ten PHEN church partners in streaming the summit program live on Facebook. The churches were: Morning Star Baptist Church (Boston, MA), Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago, IL), St. Paul AME Church (Cambridge, MA), Bethel AME Church (San Antonio, TX), First Baptist Church of Highland Park (Landover, MD), Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church (Philadelphia, PA), Reid Temple AME Church (Glenn Dale, MD), Saint Paul Baptist Church (Richmond, VA), Mount Zion Baptist Church (Greensboro, NC), Metropolitan Baptist Church (Largo, MD), Pilgrim Rest Baptist (Milwaukee, WI).
PHEN is reaching out to its 1,000+ church partners to engage them in the social media initiative which will include monthly educational programs streamed over Facebook Live.
Social media initiative information is available here.