The NMA & OurHealth Partner To Create Historic Publication Honoring Black Physicians
(BlackDoctor.org) — The National Medical Association (NMA), the nation’s oldest and largest association for African American physicians and OurHealth Media Network, a respected leader in health communications and media services, have partnered to create a historic publication which brings much needed recognition to the stellar accomplishments of renowned and legendary black physicians.
“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.