Quinn, Sandra Crouse and Thomas, Stephen B.
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In 1914, Booker T. Washington, founder of Tuskegee Institute, viewed the poor health status of black Americans as an obstacle to economic progress and issued a call for "the Negro people... to join in a movement which shall be known as Health Improvement Week" (Patterson, 1939). Health Improvement Week evolved into the National Negro Health Week, observed annually for 35 years. This article provides an overview of the structure and activities of the National Negro Health Week and suggests implications for public health in the black community today.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||minorities, health, National Negro Health Week, disparities, poor, Tuskegee, W.E.B. DuBois|
|Subjects:||Practice > outreach|
Health > Disparities
Practice > interventions
Health > Health Equity
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|Date Deposited:||02 Sep 2006|
|Last Modified:||21 Mar 2012 21:45|
|Link to this item (URI):||http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/541|
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