Closing the Health Care Gap: A Call to Action
2002 African American History Calendar
Aetna's 21st calendar focused on a 21st century objective -- to close the health care gap by equally addressing the needs of African Americans. The campaign to end health care disparities gained significant momentum in 1998 when the U.S. surgeon general and President Bill Clinton vowed to eliminate health disparities between white and African Americans by 2010. The calendar highlights critical health issues -- asthma, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, infant mortality, HIV/Aids -- and recognizes medical leaders who have worked to eliminate the causes of racial disparities.
G. Valerie Beckles, M.D. | Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard Allen Williams, M.D.