By Grace Austin The University of California at Berkeley has a long and storied history of dissident voices on campus. Established in 1868 near the San Francisco Bay, the public research university currently counts more than 35,000 enrolled students. It is the oldest of the ten major campuses in... Read more
By Ben Lewis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University Three sisters, five degrees from The Ohio State University, and two more in progress. All from a family that wasn’t sure how it would pay for college, but with a mother who always believed they would find... Read more
By Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton, Vice Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill THE STATISTICS ON minority health are compelling, forcing us to question why such disparities exist. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill we... Read more
Just miles from Boston’s world-renowned hospitals, Whittier Street Health Center (Whittier), a community healthcare and wellness center, provides healthcare and social services for thousands of the city’s ethnically diverse and largely low-income population. Ninety-two percent of Whittier’s patients live below the poverty level, 83 percent live in public housing,... Read more
By Frank Robinson, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs Manager, Union Bank; American Heart Association Power To End Stroke Chairman At Union Bank, we are committed to responsible banking and believe that total wellness includes physical and fiscal fitness. As part of a commitment to the health and wellness of... Read more
By Robert S. Kahn, Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center MY FATHER HAD a saying, “a rich man’s house burns as quickly as a poor man’s house.” He was no firefighter, but he and my mother both had a commitment to civic... Read more
By Amy E. Best, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Exelon AS AN ELECTRIC and gas utility company serving more than 6.6 million customers in urban areas like Chicago, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, the well-being of Exelon is intrinsically linked to that of our customers. For this reason,... Read more
By Marc Hurlbert, Executive Director, Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade Remarkable progress has been made in breast cancer screening and care in the past twenty years. Survival is improving, surgery can be less invasive in most cases, targeted therapies with fewer side effects are available, and not every breast... Read more
By Judy Vredenburgh, President and CEO, Girls Inc. Minority health today is inescapably linked with the issue of childhood obesity. While almost a third of American youth are overweight, nearly 40 percent of African American and Latino children are overweight or obese. We cannot afford either the loss of... Read more
AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE are two to three times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. This startling statistic inspired retired Baker Botts partner (and current Senior Counsel) J. Patrick Berry to help design and implement the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s, a nonprofit focused on informing the public about how this... Read more