Black History Month February 2022: Black Health & Wellness

Categories: Diversity & Inclusion

Black History Month started in 1926 as Negro History Week when Dr. Carter G. Woodson established the celebration as a way of bringing attention to African American achievements and their contributions to American history. Now we take a whole month to recognize the contributions made by African Americans.

This year's theme for Black History Month is Black Health and Wellness. Not only does the theme explore practitioners of Western

medicine, but it also recognizes doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc. that practice and it honors those activities, rituals, and other initiatives that Black communities engage in to be well. (ASALH)

Identity and Diversity

Appropriately, Flagship will focus on sharing African American health and wellness resources with our larger Flagship family and celebrating key African American practitioners who are dedicated to advancing health and wellness in their respective fields.

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