NIMHD Announces Winners of First Health Equity Art Challenge
In 2020, NIMHD marked 10 years as an institute, 20 years as a center, and 30 years since establishment of the NIH Office of Minority Programs, making for a 10-20-30 celebration! Looking for new ways to bring national awareness to minority health and health disparities, NIMHD hosted its first Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge as an anniversary activity. Teens and adults were invited to submit original artwork expressing NIMHD’s vision for the future: an America in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives.
NIMHD received 70 entries from 25 states and Puerto Rico, each expressing the artist’s unique vision of health equity. A team of NIMHD extramural, intramural and administrative staff selected the winners for each category. Winners received a cash prize: $3,500 for 1st place, $2,500 for 2nd place and $1,500 for 3rd place.
“At NIMHD our vision is to promote health equity and we have been a leader in raising national awareness about the prevalence and impact of health disparities,” said NIMHD director Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable. “Our anniversary celebration provided an opportunity to hear from others by sponsoring the Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge.”
“I was amazed by the passion and creativity displayed in each of the entries,” said Dr. Gina Roussos, project lead for the challenge. “I am excited for NIMHD to share these six talented artists with the world.”
To view the winning art and artists online, visit NIMHD’s YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=QckirBvHcWo&feature=youtu.be.