National Minority Health Month began 100 years ago as National Negro Health Week. In April 1915, Dr. Booker T. Washington dispatched a letter to the leading African American newspapers, proposing the observance of "National Negro Health Week." Health was the key to progress and equity in all other things, he argued: "Without health and long life, all else fails." He called on local health departments, schools, churches, businesses, professional associations, and the most influential organizations in the African-American community to "pull together" and "unite… in one great National Health Movement."
TODAY THERE ARE STILL DISPARITIES WITH REGARD TO MINORITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS!
JOIN US AS WE DISCUSS THIS ISSUE AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO IMPROVE HEALTH IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES!!!! WITH SPECIAL GUEST Dr. Vera Stevens!