May 17 Virtual Panel: Learn How Black Men Can Help Prevent Stroke & Dementia Later in Life


The DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance is partnering with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to host a virtual panel discussion to commemorate World Hypertension Day. 

Black men ages 28 to 45 are at an increased risk of high blood pressure, which is a leading cause of stroke and can cause dementia. Many years before you have a stroke or notice signs of dementia, uncontrolled high blood pressure narrows your arteries, decreasing blood to your brain. 

Tune in on Wednesday, May 17 for a 30-minute Facebook panel discussion to learn about the health risks for Black men and the science behind high blood pressure, stroke, and dementia. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear personal stories from our members, engage with an NINDS expert, and discover helpful resources from Mind Your Risks®, public health campaign focused on this topic.  


Facebook Panel Details: 

A Conversation about High Blood Pressure, Stroke, & Dementia in Black Men on World Hypertension Day 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 

4:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. ET 

NINDS Brain for Life Facebook 



Melanie Stargell, M.S., LCPC, DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance 

Richard T. Benson, MD, PhD, Director, Office of Global Health and Health Disparities, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health 

Eric Hodges Jr., DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance 


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