Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
National Minority Health Month
The National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is hosting the first NIH Minority Health Promotion Day on Thursday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Clinical Center’s south lobby and Masur Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Among the activities planned are:
- a poster session of work to address the health of minority communities
- an exhibit of health promotion resources from various agencies
- a speakers’ forum focusing on social determinants of health and the work the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities.
The speakers’ forum scheduled for 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., features these panelists:
- Peter J. Ashley, Dr.P.H.
Director, Policy and Standards Division
Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Thomas E. Feucht, Ph.D.
Executive Senior Science Advisor
National Institute of Justice U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Ms. Shawn Malarcher
Health Science Specialist
Office of Population and Reproductive Health
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Vice President and Director
Health Policy Institute
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies