National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
                         Celebration of Freedom

                         

Juneteenth Medical Initiatives

Medical Missionary & Advocacy

Rev. Ronald V. Myers Sr. M.D. (Doc), Chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)has devoted his life as a Medical Missionary. 

Myers, a medical missionary in Mississippi, said he was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King and his movement to help the poor. As a result, Myers became a doctor and has spent 22 years serving the poorest people in America. Against all odds, together with his wife Sylvia, they have created the Myers Foundation to fund their clinic in the poorest county in Mississippi. With the help of the Myers Foundation, the the people in the Mississippi Delta finally have the  medical help they need.

As a result, Myers became a doctor and has spent over 22 years serving the poorest people in America. Against all odds, together with his wife Sylvia, they have created the Myers Foundation For Indigent Health Care and Community Development to fund their clinic in some of the poorest counties in Mississippi. With the help of the Myers Foundation , the the people in the Mississippi Delta were blessed to receive the medical care they need.

Unfortunately, because of medical malpractice discrimination against poor African American communities, Dr. Myers was forced to close Myers Foundation Christian Family Health Centers in Tchula and Belzoni, Mississippi. Following the historic AMA Aplology to African American physicians for decades of racism and discrimination in 2008, the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) apologized to Dr. Myers and other Mississippi black physicians for many years of bias treatment in 2009.

The apology, accepted with much forgiveness by Dr. Myers, has not yet resulted in the restoration of his Christian medical services to the poor in the Mississippi Delta. Over the years, Dr. Myers continued toserve the medical needs of the poor by working part time for the Delta Health Center in Moorehead, Greenville and Mound Bayou, Mississippi.

 
Myers continues to advocate for the medical needs of chronic pain patients through the American Pain Institute (API) and the National Pain Patients Coalition (NPPC).

 

INTRODUCTION OF REV. RONALD V. MYERS, SR., M.D.


                                                       Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman

 


National Juneteenth Health Summit
 
  
Saturday, June 16, 2015, 2:00pm
 
Intergrative Health & Wellness Center
6204 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi
601-956-6452