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NIMHD To Host 5K Walk/Run/Roll

Adams takes a selfie in front of a large crowd
At the 2019 Minority Health 5K Walk/Run/Roll, then-U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams takes a selfie with crowd.

Photo:  Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will host the “Minority Health 5K Walk/Run/Roll” on NIH’s Bethesda campus at 11:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 18, in observance of National Minority Health Month.  

The course will begin (rain or shine) on the lawn in front of Bldg. 1. Participants will exit campus, travel the perimeter and return through security. To register, visit

To sponsor a water station and show your institute/center/office spirit, contact Shelly Pollard at

The 2023 theme for the month is “Better Health Through Better Understanding” and focuses on how meeting cultural and linguistic needs can improve health outcomes.

Individuals who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Edgar Dews at or (301) 594-8424. Requests should be made at least five days in advance of the event.

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