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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Contact: Media Relations
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David J. Sencer CDC Museum open on Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live!

New exhibit examines health equality over last 120 years in the United States

What

The exhibit, Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America, looks back through history at how minority groups have experienced health problems differently, helps us understand why these differences persist, and examines our efforts to reduce and eliminate health disparities. The CDC Museum is open on Saturday in observance of Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! The exhibit is free and opens from September 28, 2013 through January 17, 2014.

When

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live!

Where

David J. Sencer CDC Museum
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
http://www.cdc.gov/museum/index.htm

Background

Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America features historic photographs, documents and objects that illustrate the struggles of diverse groups to pursue their health as a basic human right.  Videos, including one of First Lady Michelle Obama talking about access to fresh fruits and vegetables, are integrated throughout, while interactive atlases illustrate the health of every community nationwide. 

The exhibitis organized and sponsored by the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, and the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, CDC; with additional support from The California Endowment through the CDC Foundation.

Special Note

Admission and parking are free. Visitors need a valid, government-issued photo ID. Vehicle inspection is required.  The David J. Sencer CDC Museum is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with extended hours to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. The museum is closed on all federal holidays.  For more information, visit the museum website at http://www.cdc.gov/museum/visitor.htm.

For more information on Museum Day Live!, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/.
For more information on minority health, visit http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/.

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