Talk On Health

YWCA Lower Cape Fear Presents Talk On Health

Talk On Health is a new series from YWCA Lower Cape Fear to explore health and wellness topics with experts in specific health and wellness fields.

Each month Talk On Health will bring a panel of experts together to dialogue on communities’ health topics. The goal of this series is to educate, advocate, and empower the community to take charge of their health and work with the systems to close health disparities.

Collaborative Partnership with Wilmington (NC) Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta

Talk On Health DSTYWCA Lower Cape Fear announces its collaborative partnership with Wilmington (NC) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to implement the Talk On Health series. The Talks On Health are intended to provide mental and physical health evidence-based education to the community.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Wilmington (NC) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. We know that collectively we will be able to provide the community with excellent resources, experts, and discussion to promote a sense of security and empowerment when it comes to their health and well-being,” says Velva Jenkins, CEO YWCA Lower Cape Fear.

Meet the Host

Dr. Lekeshia JarrettDr. Lekeshia W. Jarrett, M.D. will host the Talk On Health series. Dr. Jarrett is a Family Medicine Physician with Wilmington Health. She and her family moved to Wilmington from Atlanta three years ago. Dr. Jarrett received her BS in biology at Xavier University of Louisiana and earned her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Family Practice and Community Medicine at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Jarrett is board certified in family medicine. She is a member of the Wilmington Chapter of The Links, Inc. and is very excited about the opportunity to help educate the community on health topics.

Watch Previous Episodes Below


Episode 10 | Flow Motion + Breast Cancer Awareness
Episode 9 | Faith & Facts, Getting Clear on the COVID-19 Vaccine
Episode 8 | The Effects of the Pandemic on Students
Episode 7 | Invisible Scars, Effects of Trauma on Mental Health
Episode 6 | I Don't Do Doctors, Health Inequities in the LGBTQ+ Communities
Episode 5 | Stop Superwoman Stress
Episode 4 | I'm Every Woman
Bonus Episode | Healing Our Communities: Bringing Health to Our Neighbors Now (Medicaid Panel)
Episode 3 | Nutrition
Episode 2 | Cardiovascular Health
Episode One | Covid-19 Vaccines