Encore Positive Action Through Faith and Better Partnerships With VADM Jerome M. Adams & Dr. Alveda King
January 25, 2022
Hosted by Chris Meek
Chris Meek is honored to speak with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams and Dr. Alveda King, civil rights activist, evangelist and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on this presentation of “Next Steps Forward.” As Surgeon General, Dr. Adams is committed to maintaining strong relationships with the public health community and forging new partnerships in other sectors to fulfill his motto “better health through better partnerships.” Dr. Adams will speak about the current state of COVID-19, give insight into his inspiring journey to becoming the Surgeon General and walk listeners through how they too can better their lives through better partnerships. Dr. King will provide her unique perspective on the current civil unrest 57 years after the peaceful March on Washington where her uncle, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. She will speak about the inequalities that are still present today and how the key to positive action is ultimately through faith.
Next Steps Forward
Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Personal empowerment, commitment to our own well-being and the motivation to achieve more than we ever thought possible are the ingredients of a better life. And, they’re all within our reach. Next Steps Forward with Chris Meek delves into each aspect of the three keys that add energy, excitement, direction and purpose to everything that we do.
Each week, Chris hosts leaders from the worlds of business, sports, entertainment, medicine, politics and public policy as they engage in thought-provoking discussions to help us all take the next step forward on our own journeys to our better selves and greater service to others. Next Steps Forward with Chris Meek is an informative, uplifting hour every Tuesday at 1 PM Eastern Time and 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel that’s certain to inspire you to take that important next step forward, too.
Chris Meek believes in the American spirit of individual empowerment and service to others, especially those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. As someone who lived through the horrors of Ground Zero on 9/11, Chris had no way home but to join others as they put one foot in front of the other to make their way forward. Since that day, Chris has committed himself to empowering and motivating fellow Americans to keep taking steps forward, no matter what life throws their way.
Chris has spent the last decade serving as the co-founder and chairman of the national nonprofit SoldierStrong, which is dedicated to helping military veterans take their next steps forward. SoldierStrong carries out its mission by providing revolutionary medical technology to VA medical centers, including exoskeleton suits to help paralyzed veterans walk again and virtual reality equipment to help treat post-traumatic stress.
He also serves as an advisor on the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) task force. In this role, he shares a responsibility to raise awareness about mental health, facilitate research and define a plan to prevent suicide. In 2020, Chris launched ReachStrong, a nonprofit aimed at empowering all Americans to care for their overall well-being. Chris is also a financial services executive at S and P Global, Inc, in New York City. He and his wife, Christine, have three children.