Events & Notices

Current Events
CDC National HBCU Week Recognition Program

The 2023 CDC National HBCU Week program provides an agency-wide platform to recognize the legacy of HBCUs and promote partnerships with public health. Join us as we celebrate this year’s theme, Raising the Bar: Forging Excellence Through Innovation & Leadership.

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September 24-28, 2023: 2023 National HBCU Week Conference

National HBCU Week Conference 2023 banner

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities is pleased to announce the nation’s premier conference of key influencers in the HBCU space, National HBCU Week Conference, taking place September 24-28, 2023 in Arlington, VA.

This year’s theme, Raising the Bar: Forging Excellence through Innovation & Leadership aims to identify and target tangible opportunities that will connect federal and private resources to the HBCU community. Please see below if you are interested in submitting a proposal for this year’s Career Fair and/or Exhibit. All proposals are due by COB Friday, June 2, 2023.

Dates: Sunday, September 24, 2023 – Thursday, September 28, 2023
Registration (coming in July): Here
Exhibitor Guidance & Application: Here
Career Fair Guidance: Here
Career Fair Proposal Form: Here
Career Fair General Hiring & Recruitment Form: Here

*Note: All proposals are due COB Friday, June 2, 2023. Once you have submitted your proposals to the appropriate conference POCs, please also send a courtesy copy to CDC’s Office of Health Equity at

Past Events
June 7-8, 2023: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Equity Conference
Banner for the  CMS Health Equity Conference

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, held its inaugural CMS Health Equity Conference on June 7, 2023 at Howard University’s Armour J. Blackburn University Center in Washington, D.C. The conference convened leaders in health equity from federal agencies, health provider organizations, academia, community-based organizations, and others.

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