Joyce Amoah-Anpitan is helping London’s minority receive proper health service!
As we get closer to the launch of the new Hatchery webpage, we have been catching up with past participants. This week we sat down with Joyce Amoah-Anpitan for a short interview. Joyce is the founder and program leader of PrimeHealth London. PrimeHealth London focuses on community health and well-being. They are consultants that specialise in raising health, diet and wellbeing awareness in the community, our special focus minority groups. While she was not born in London, Joyce grew up in the city. She attended London Met University where she received her First Class Bachelor of the Science in Health Promotion.
What is your business?
PrimeHealth London concentrates on health and well-being in the community. We aim to raise awareness through workshops and health education programs, developed to highlight and address important health inequalities within the community, particularly amongst the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups. While focusing on minorities, people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.
Why did you decide to start a business?
I decided to start my business in my final year at London Met. While studying, I discovered the gaps in the health service for different sectors in the community. I wanted to try to fill some of these gaps and make a difference. PrimeHealth has given me the opportunity to help bring awareness and provide services to people that are overlooked or “hard to reach” by the current health care system.
What have been your most important experiences thus far?
It is difficult to say because there have been so many important and exciting experiences. It has been wonderful to have the opportunity to get our message across not only to the community at large, but also to health professionals, health organizations and charities. Especially, our campaign to raise awareness of Endometriosis, a gynaecological condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb, grows in other areas of the body, most commonly in the pelvic region, has been significant. We are also currently working on a program on Nutrition4Carers. It is an exciting time at PrimeHealth at the moment.
How has the Hatchery programme helped?
The Hatchery programme made it possible for me to combine my science background with my interest in entrepreneurship/business. Being able to merge my two passions allowed me to start the foundation for PrimeHealth. The Hatchery gave me the assistance, mentorship and skills I needed to get my business off the ground. Knowing there was always someone available to talk to for support, advice, encouragement and constructive feedback has been priceless.
Would you recommend the programme to others? Why
Yes definitely. I always feature the Hatchery logos on my programs, leaflets and presentations. In addition, I have had the opportunity to give a presentation to over 100 London Met students about the Hatchery programme and how it helped me. The Hatchery provides a community while establishing a foundation that allows your business to develop.
For more information on Joyce and her company, check out their website at http://www.primehealthlondon.co.uk/
Interested in launching a business? Check out Enterprise at London Met who host lots of events, training and start-up support for students and graduates interested in freelancing or launching their own businesses at http://www.accelerator-london.com/for-students/.