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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.

Leandris C. Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA

Leandris C. Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA
Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity, CDC/ATSDR

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.

CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE) 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)

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