Guest Speakers Engage Crowd at Minority Health 5K
“Hey Dr. Collins, I am not in your back yard. I’m in your front yard here at Building 1 with all these wonderful people celebrating Minority Health Month!” said U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. He joined NIMHD director Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable and HHS assistant secretary for minority health Capt. Felicia Collins in welcoming walkers, runners and rollers to the recent Minority Health 5K. NIMHD hosted its third 5K to celebrate National Minority Health Month.
The event brings awareness to health disparities that affect racial and ethnic minority populations. The 2019 theme, “Active and Healthy,” encouraged people to add some physical activity to their lives. From the speakers delivering wellness messages to the volunteers at water stations and information tables to the crowd of participants, everyone enjoyed the sunny day and the opportunity to be active and healthy at NIH.
To watch the surgeon general’s Twitter video from the event, visit https://twitter.com/Surgeon_General/status/1121090751809634305.