Guest Speaker Bio - Mr. Terrance Afer-Anderson
Terrance Afer-Anderson, an impassioned advocate for the elimination of health disparities, is a Health Promotion Educator with the Virginia Department of Health's, Norfolk District. His volunteer efforts include serving as the Public Relations Director, Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum, and previous roles as the Public Relations and Marketing Committee Chair, American Cancer Societyâ€™s (South Hampton Roads) African-American Men's Health Forum; Public Relations Committee Chair, Virginia Health Promotion for People with Disabilities Taskforce; and Public Relations Chair, Minority Health Coalition of South Hampton Roads.
Inspired by a welcome address he delivered for the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN), at the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, he conceived and coordinated the efforts of 22 agencies in staging the Illuminating Good Health: Eliminating the Cloak of Invisibility (IGHECI) African-American Men's Health Symposium; providing free health screenings and health education to men who attended the event from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Afer-Anderson also writes, produces and hosts HealthWatch, a health affairs television program seen throughout Hampton Roads, Virginia. He is the recipient of numerous distinguished awards, to include a 2011 PHEN Award, presented at the U.S. Capitol; an HR Gazeti Magazine "Exemplar" Award for Community Excellence; an "Audience Choice Award, Best Documentary" at the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival for his documentary Giving Angels Wings; a Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads ALLI Award; an NAACP ACTSO Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Dramatics;" a Smithsonian Institution "Outstanding Achievement" Award; and many more.