As of today, EBONY and Dr. Corey Hébert, M.D., aka “The Doctor of The People,” have joined into a partnership to bring awareness and advocacy regarding health and wellness content to EBONY.com.
Hébert is a physician, journalist, television personality and educator who practices in New Orleans. In addition, he is a media entrepreneur and co-founder of Community Health TV and College Health TV. He is the on-air chief medical editor for WDSU-TV, the NBC television affiliate in New Orleans, and has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and The Dr. Oz Show. Hébert is the chief medical officer at Dillard University and an assistant professor at LSU Health Sciences Center and Tulane University.
“Dr. Hébert has a wealth of institutional knowledge and incredible passion for the African-American community. As a partner, he will provide critical support and tools to enhance health awareness by tackling fears, educating the unaware and offering top-notch solutions and resources,” says Linda Johnson Rice, CEO of EBONY Media Operations.
The first offering in our partnership is a sickle cell awareness video that debunks myths about the inherited blood disorder that affects nearly 100,000 Americans, most of sub-Saharan African ancestry.
EBONY.com followers will find Hébert via the new EBONY.com health channel, which debuts today, June 19.
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