David J. Sencer CDC Museum:
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
New Exhibit — Health is A Human Right, Race & Place in America – September 28, 2013 – January 17, 2014
The David J. Sencer CDC Museum will open the new exhibit “Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America” on Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The opening coincides with Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! The museum is located at 1600 Clifton Road Northeast Atlanta, GA 30329.
The exhibit is sponsored by CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) as part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration, and the Office of the Associate Director of Communications; it has additional support from the California Endowment.
This exhibition examines some historic challenges of the past 120 years in achieving health equity for all in the U.S. We know that “race and place” are as important as personal choices in achieving our full potential. People with low-incomes, minorities, and other socially disadvantaged populations face significant inequities in opportunity for optimal health. This can lead to inequities in health, along the lines of race, ethnicity, and place.
In addition to viewing historic photographs, documents, and objects, visitors can check up on the health of their communities through interactive atlases. Videos, including one of Michelle Obama talking about access to fresh fruit and vegetables, will be integrated throughout.
Health Is a Human Right: Race and Place in America is organized and sponsored by the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Office of the Director for Communication, and the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, CDC; with additional support from The California Endowment through the CDC Foundation.
Image: Emerson Elementary School class picture, ca. 1947 Courtesy of Shades of San Francisco, San Francisco Public Library