In honor of National Minority Health Month, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will host the fourth NIH Minority Health Promotion Day on Thursday, Apr. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Clinical Center atrium lobby. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the establishment of Negro Health Week by Booker T. Washington, founding president of Tuskegee Institute, in 1915, precursor of the National Minority Health Month public health program we celebrate today.
Activities will include the NIH Health Disparities Science Café, a discussion led from 11 a.m. to noon by former U.S. Congressman Kweisi Mfume (D-MD), principal investigator of the Health Policy Research Consortium—an NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center Program—and former president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Representatives from NIH, the HHS Office of Minority Health and local NIMHD grantees also will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide health promotion, education and research materials. The event is open to the public; no registration is required. Visit www.nimhd.nih.gov/2015MinorityHealthMonth.html for updates about the event.