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Michael Lenoir, 114th president of the National Medical Association, calls for a cohesive collaboration between NMA and its partners at the NMA Summit on the African-American Health.
Michael Lenoir, 114th president of the National Medical Association, calls for a cohesive collaboration between NMA and its partners at the NMA Summit on the African-American Health. (Courtesy Photo)
NMA Hosts Interactive Summit on African-American Health Issues
Originally published April 23, 2014

Health disparities among gender and races, and a review of the inaugural summit's National Action Plan was the agenda for the National Medical Association (NMA) second Summit on African-American Health. The event was held April 17 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in D.C.more More Arrow

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President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The president spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine.
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Baltimore’s Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA).
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