Minority Health 5K Returns
On Apr. 18 with picture-perfect weather and almost 400 registered participants, an NIH tradition—the Minority Health 5K—made its return. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) hosts the event as part of National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations.
NIMHD Director Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable gave opening remarks for the event, held on NIH’s Bethesda campus for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
The 2023 theme for National Minority Health Month is “Better Health Through Better Understanding,” and focuses on how meeting cultural and linguistic needs can improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations.—Shelly Pollard