Black History Month Celebrates “Black Doctors Day” to engage and encourage our children and young adults to purse careers in health care .

About this Event


Today I saw a Doctor, and they look like me .

“If our children can see it they can achieve it”

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8th 1pm to 4pm

Dunkin Donuts Park HTFD CT

Doors Open At 12:30pm


High School & Young Adults are encouraged to attend

Lunch will be provided

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month by honoring the Black Physicians in our community and highlighting other important medical professions. Black Doctors Day produced by Francine Austin (FEM) hosted by Senator Douglas McCrory and sponsored by Trinity Health Of New England, along with UCONN Health, Department Of Public Health, Wheeler Clinic, Harriott Home Health Services, Connecticut Health Association, National Association Of Health Services Executives, and more. Date Saturday February 8th, 2020 1pm to 4pm at the Dunkin Donuts Park 1214 Main Street Htfd, CT.

Black Doctors Day featuring some of the area’s most notable Black Physicians, is. intended to inspire and engage young people from the Greater Hartford community to consider careers in healthcare.

The day will be filled with motivational speakers, panel discussions, educational resources, and networking. There will also be interactive activities for children of all ages and a special guest appearance from Doc McStuffins.

Event is FREE to the public. Please register at

Doors open to the public at 12:30pm. Lunch will be provided along with onsite parking.

Black Doctors Day Itinerary

12:30pm– Doors open to the public

12:30pm-4:00pm: Educational and Financial Resource Center (EFRC) continuous educational and scholarship information

1:00pm: Registration and refreshments

1:30pm: Welcome & Introduction

• Speakers

• Francine Austin- Founder and CEO, Francine Entertainment & Marketing (FEM)

• Senator Douglas McCrory- State of Connecticut

• Sasa Harriott- Harriott Home Health Services

• Dr. Reginald Eadie- President & CEO, Trinity Health Of New England

• Renee Coleman-Mitchell- Commissioner, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

• Dr. Natalie Achong- First Black President of the Hartford County Medical Association

2:05pm-3:15pm: “To The Rescue”

• Learn from other clinical providers in other medical fields such as Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Therapists, Physician Assistant’s, Licensed Social Workers and many more.

2:05pm-3:15pm: Greater Hartford Toy Hospital

• Fun interactive games for kids

• Vet pet

.•The Doc is In!: Visit from Doc McStuffins

•Operation games

2:05pm -2:35pm: Concurrent sessions

• “You’ve Got What It Takes”: An encouraging panel discussion on how to navigate the path to medical school and the career that follows suit. Participants will hear from interns, medical students, residents and physicians who will discuss what it takes in their journey through the medical field.

• “What’s Up Doc!” Panelists will share their stories about why they became doctors. They will discuss the importance of having Black physicians in the community and their thoughts on preventive care regarding the five most significant diseases that affect people of color.

2:45pm-3:15pm: Concurrent sessions

• “You’ve Got What It Takes”

• “What’s Up Doc!”

3:20pm-3:40pm: “Were in this together”

Q & A panel discussion

3:45pm- 4:00pm: Closing remarks

If you have any questions please contact Francine Austin (FEM) at [email protected] or 860-7854921