Health Equity Matters
A quarterly e-newsletter in which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) shares news, perspectives and progress in the science and practice of health equity.
Welcome to the first issue of Health Equity Matters, an electronic newsletter intended to promote awareness of minority health and health equity issues that affect our work at CDC and in the broader public health community, support the achievement of our goal to eliminate health disparities, and foster ongoing communication and collaboration.
In each issue, we hope to feature innovative health equity initiatives, commentaries on minority health in the 21st century, and inform our readers of upcoming events. We will also celebrate the contributions of a “Health Equity Champion” and welcome your nominations of persons deserving of this recognition. Our inaugural Health Equity Champion is Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services.
Health Equity Matters is a dynamic and enriching conversation across CDC, with our partners, and the public on achieving health equity.
We hope that you find the contents of this newsletter helpful, thought provoking and inspiring to your work. We look forward to continuing this dialogue, and welcome your feedback about the newsletter.
Leandris C. Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA
Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity, CDC/ATSDR
Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE)
Institutes of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities
National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD)
Policy Link's Equitable Development Toolkit
New Information and Resource Kit for LGBT Populations
Canada's national Collaborating Center for Healthy Public Policy
Public health is credited with adding How Many Years to the life expectancy of people in the United States in the 20th Century?
10 15 25
- What is the Name of the Physician who for five decades was the nation's leading researcher on sickle cell disease at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.?
Dr. Linus Pauling Dr. Roland B. Scott Dr. James B. Herrick
- Who was the First African-American to earn a Medical Degree, and the first to run a pharmacy in the United States?
Dr. James McCune Smith Dr. Peter W. Ray Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
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