Community Health in the Age of Athleticism

The Mutola Ambassador Town Hall Series

African Americans face a higher probability of contracting diseases like COVID-19 due to underlying health issues. S-BR4-Life, in partnership with organizations like Diversity in Aquatics and USA Triathlon, have launched a campaign in African American communities to help get community members moving. The initiative is called the Mutola Ambassador Project.


The Project promotes lifestyle change in the African American community leading to the adoption of routine exercise: swim, bike and run/walk. A key component of the program is training community members to become multisport mission ambassadors/influencers who help plan and implement pop-up training events, participate in community service opportunities and deliver messaging to community members and opinion leaders.


As part of this effort, we have invited leading professionals and opinion leaders in health and community outreach to talk about what works. The town hall dates and times are shown below.


Learn the ABCs of Beginning and Sustaining a Healthy Lifestyle Change

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 6:30pm EST

Moderator: Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, PhD, MSPH, FACSM

Jaamie M. Hopkins, DrPH, M.S. (Kinesiology) Morehouse School of Medicine

Shayla Toombs-Withers, MD, Essence of Health Wellness Clinic

Karen Goodlett, MD, Internist. Kaiser Permanente

To register, go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrd-qgqTspHdLpkB_kXEDwaClJTrwqiccC


What’s the Connection between Cross Training and Good Health?

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 6:30pm EST

Moderator: Nicole Bailey, LCSW, PhD

Mildred Thompson, MSW. Public Health & Health Equity

Debra Carlton, MD, Internist. Kaiser Permanente

Dominque Harmon, LCSW. Psychotherapist and founder of A Life Lived on Purpose

To register, go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkceytrjwtHd34n_keRwbR2LJZ7-URH88X


Tapping into the Influencer in You: Recruiting Community Members

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:30pm EST

Moderator: Ayanna Rahku, M.S.

Bennie Newroth, Government Relations Executive

U.S. Air Force Colonel Yvonne Spencer, Tri Coach, Founder of Fast Chix

Fatimot Ladipo, M.S.- Principal, Walter Bradley Consulting

To register, go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoceCpqDgrHNyYMrofc8Eb62Ky7PeYS92n


Harnessing the Power of Hi Tech & Low Tech to Get Folks Moving

Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:30pm EST

Moderator: Asherah Allen, Ph.D – Kinesiology & Recreation, North Carolina Central

Miriam Lynch, President – Diversity in Aquatics.

Keicha Barnum, Barnum Creative Resources

Adrienne Wesley, B.S. Psychology, RBT and Creator of Swim Life Fitness

To register, go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcufuqoqD8pE9zcfTSoxSNMcoJ5zRzRSk9J

Town Hall Panelists' Bios