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The National Negro Health Week, 1915 to 1951: A Descriptive Account

Quinn, Sandra Crouse and Thomas, Stephen B. (2001) The National Negro Health Week, 1915 to 1951: A Descriptive Account. Minority Health Today, 2 (3). pp. 44-49.

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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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    Item Type: Article
    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.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/541

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