Independence’s VP of Corporate Development and Innovation discusses obstacles to health and wellness in Black communities in The Philadelphia Inquirer

By February 3, 2020August 11th, 2020Media Coverage
Clockwise from top left: Dixieanne James of Einstein Healthcare Network, Terry Booker of Independence Health Group, Michael O'Bryan of Village of Arts & Humanities, and Michelle Shorter of Nemour's Children's Health System.

Clockwise from top left: Dixieanne James of Einstein Healthcare Network, Terry Booker of Independence Health Group, Michael O'Bryan of Village of Arts & Humanities, and Michelle Shorter of Nemour's Children's Health System as featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Terry Booker, vice president of Corporate Development and Innovation, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer alongside three other Voices of Hope honorees. In the opinion piece, “What harms health and wellness in Philadelphia’s Black communities? Local experts respond,” he discussed what he saw as some of the obstacles, including lack of access to information and resources.

“To improve wellness in our Black community, we must improve access to healthy food and physical activity and increase access to information about building a healthy lifestyle,” he said. “The more we know, the better we can maintain our health and stay out of the doctor’s office.”