“For years the NMA has acknowledged the work and accomplishments of black physicians who have excelled in medicine with clinical practice, public policy/advocacy or scientific research. We will continue to honor them and support the work of physicians who have committed their lives to the betterment of humanity,” stated Dr. Cedric M. Bright, President of the National Medical Association. “This unique partnership with OurHealth will allow us to share the brilliance and dedication of these physicians with the world in print as we launch this historical book.”
The Lives and Legacy of Outstanding Black Physicians will give an autobiographical glimpse of these outstanding physician’s lives and contribution to medicine. The publication will honor physicians who have made a significant contribution to minority health who may or may not have been formally recognized. Further, the NMA will honor its illustrious Presidents who have been pioneers in their own right in the field of medicine and have guided this 117 year-old organization forward.
To enhance the publication and give it a “voice”, a companion DVD will be produced which will capture the essence of the publication with a historical perspective, featuring videotaped interviews and a poignant look at the state of health for African Americans during the last century.
“We are delighted to have this opportunity to work in partnership with the National Medical Association to help recognize and preserve these unsung heroes and sheroes of medicine,” said Lillian Preston, President of OurHealth Media Network. “This is a long overdue recognition, one that will enlighten the hearts and minds of people for generations to come.”
The Lives and Legacy of Outstanding Black Physicians publication will be unveiled at the NMA 2012 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in New Orleans, LA on July 28 – August 1, 2012.
About National Medical Association
Founded in 1895, the National Medical Association is the nation’s oldest and largest medical association representing the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve. The NMA advocates for policies that assure equitable and quality health care for all people.
About OurHealth Media Network
OurHealth Media Network is a respected source for comprehensive health communications and media services. The company specializes in delivering clear and accurate health and medical information in print, video and electronic media to professional, academic and faith-based audiences.
Founded in 1895, the National Medical Association is the nation’s oldest and largest medical association representing the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians and the patients that they serve. The NMA repeatedly advocates for policies that would assure equitable and quality health care for all people. To learn more about “We Stand with You: NMA Physicians and Their Patients United for Improved Health for All”, visit www.westandwithyou.com.