In a significant milestone for the African American Male Wellness Agency (AAMWA), Houston Executive Director Jamail Johnson has been nominated as an honoree at the 12th Annual Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs (P&E) of Texas Tuxedos and Gowns Awards Gala, scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 17th, 2024, at the Bayou City Events Center.
This recognition coincides with the organization’s first anniversary of making a profound impact on the lives of black men in Houston. Jamail Johnson’s leadership has been instrumental in driving the AAMWA’s initiatives, including the launch of Black Men’s Wellness Day and Real Men Real Talk events.
One of the primary goals of the AAMWA is to address and eliminate racial health disparities. Black men, on average, have shorter lifespans than their counterparts, and the AAMWA is committed to changing this narrative. The agency achieves this by providing no-cost health screenings to black men, a crucial step towards early detection and prevention of health issues that disproportionately affect this demographic.
As the AAMWA celebrates its first anniversary, it reflects on the positive impact it has made on the lives of black men in Houston. In 2023, the Agency provided more than 800 health screenings at its 5K Walk & Run event, its first major event in the community which had an attendance of more than 3,000 individuals.
The AAMWA is excited to announce the upcoming Black Men’s Wellness Day 2024, scheduled for April 27th at the University of Houston. This event promises to be a continuation of the organization’s efforts to empower black men with the knowledge and resources they need to lead healthier lives.
As Jamail Johnson stands nominated for this honor, it symbolizes not only individual recognition but also a testament to the collective efforts of the AAMWA in the past year. The organization’s dedication to addressing health disparities and fostering a culture of wellness within the black community in Houston is making a lasting impact. With Black Men’s Wellness Day 2024 on the horizon, the AAMWA continues to be a beacon of hope and health for black men in Southeast Texas.