Date(s) - April 17, 2015
All Day

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention : Tom Harkin Global Communications Center 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, Georgia 30329

The Booker T. Washington Historic 100th Commemoration Health Summit at the CDC will be recorded and archived for public use.

Registration for the BTW April 17th Health Forum at the CDC is closed.

Registrants attending the April 17th health forum in-house at the CDC office in Atlanta, please remember you must order and purchase your lunch. Please go online to which is located at Emory Poin in Atlanta. Please place your order and prepay via the online Which Wich Menu. Your boxed lunch and beverage will be delivered on Friday, April 17th. Please type online, you are ordering for the April 17th forum at the CDC. Please note, the menu includes two pages. If you have difficulty ordering on line, please dial Which Wich at 404-549-8889 and purchase your meal.

Why acknowledge National Negro Health Week in the 21st Century? The year 2015 is the 100th Anniversary of the death of Booker T. Washington, the founder and first president of the historic Tuskegee Institute. The Commemorative Booker T. Washington 1915 – 1951 Negro Health Week Forum documents Tuskegee University’s work in public health which preceded the unethical U.S. Public Health Service Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male at Tuskegee. This crucial public health forum contextually revisits the 100-year public health evolution from the 1915 National Negro Health Week to Minority Health Month in 2015. The forum will reframe the negative image of Tuskegee University as the site of the infamous unethical Syphilis Study and reveal the ongoing current collaborative work and relationship between the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare at Tuskegee University and the Office of Minority Health and Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Within the historic context of comparing the health disparities between Euro Americans and African Americans, the article that was written by Sandra Course Quinn and Stephen B. Thomas, in the Minority Health Today (Volume 2, Number 3 March/April 2001) “The National Negro Health Week 1915 to 1951: A Descriptive Account, recognized Booker T. Washington’s intentionality in creating National Negro Health Week. [PDF]the national negro health week, 1915 to 1951 – University of …

Washington’s work in public health was a catalyst for developing National Negro Health Week which was implemented in the United States from 1915 to 1951. Thus, National Negro Health Week laid a foundation for the prevention of health disparities in the cultural community historically referred to as Colored and or Negro American. We fast forward to the 21st Century and Washington’s effort is documented as an impetus for the federal government to develop specific health agencies to proactively work to promote health, prevent and end health disparities in communities of color.

The 2015 Commemorative Booker T. Washington Public Health Forum is titled, “National Negro Health Week to Minority Health Month: 100 Years of Moving Public Health Forward.” The National Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare at Tuskegee University is providing a space where 21st Century students in public health, community advocates, policy makers and federal government health officials can engage in critical discourse regarding public health, ethics, and health disparities. Our contextual background focus is the history of health and health disparities in Colored/Negro/Black/African American culture. In addition, the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare’s forum will create an intentional dialogue to develop appropriate intersecting practical strategies which will benefit the public health of all populations under the auspices of the Office of Minority Health and Equity at the CDC. This forum will be held at the main campus of CDC in Atlanta and is cosponsored by the National Center of Bioethics in Research and Healthcare at Tuskegee University, Office of Minority Health and Equity and Morehouse School of Medicine.

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The CDC Security Office requires a pictured ID which can be a drivers license or passport but if non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. citizen will need their passport & go through the special CDC clearance via the CDC system which is a 30-day process. 


Registration are closed for this event.