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NIH Provides Information, Health Screenings at National Black Family Reunion
Photos by Janet Stephens
NIH participated in the 18th annual National Black Family Reunion Celebration recently on the Washington Monument grounds. The National Council of Negro Women event is one of the oldest, largest and best-known gatherings of African American families, routinely attracting more than 500,000 people.
As part of its outreach efforts to address health disparities, NIH reserved a pavilion to help educate the public about its commitment to conduct and support research that will result in good health for all people. This was a trans-NIH activity sponsored by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management in collaboration with several institutes and centers, which provided funding, health materials and/or staff.
Over the 2-day event, nurses from the Clinical Center performed 274 blood pressure screenings. In addition, NIDCR provided 107 free oral cancer screenings by volunteer dentists from the Robert T. Freeman chapter of the National Dental Association.
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