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The Dr. William 'Bill' Jenkins Health Equity Lecture, presented by the Office of Health Equity at CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. A special presentation of the NCHHSTP Health Equity Speaker Series.
Public Health Leadership in Trying Times
The last year has presented some of the most significant challenges in society in over a century. As a nation, we have confronted a public health pandemic of historic proportions and we have experienced increased visibility of racial injustice and calls to upend racism. Health equity is deeply rooted in both crises, and public health leadership is needed to address them. In this talk, Dr. F. DuBois Bowman will highlight why public health scholars, researchers, and professionals should lead the way as we work to create health equity, improve health for communities of color, and address pressing social justice issues.


The Dr. William (Bill) Jenkins Health Equity Lecture honors Bill Jenkins PhD, MPH, MS (1945 – 2019) and recognizes his outstanding legacy of innovative public health action, dedication to the elimination of health disparities, and efforts to promote the highest ethical standards in public health practice during his CDC tenure and in academia. Lecture topics will focus on initiatives to improve health for communities of color, and efforts to promote public health ethics, social justice, and health equity. Speakers are selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Office of Health Equity (OHE) in collaboration with Dr. Jenkins’ wife, Dr. Diane Rowley.

Note: This lecture was previously scheduled for June 2, 2020 but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Closed captioning will be available at:

Jun 7, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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