Louis W. Sullivan, chair at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grantee, is the recipient of the first Academy for Health Equity’s (AHE) 2008 National Minority Health Leadership Award for his lifelong work and dedication to health policy and legislation. The Center for Minority Health (CMH) at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health joined forces with researchers, community organizers, philanthropists and federal and state agencies and launched AHE. The organization held its first conference in Denver in June.
AHE, is an international organization that illuminates the goals of Healthy People 2010, which was developed by leading federal agencies. Healthy People 2010 was designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.
Dr. Sullivan, of the Sullivan Alliance at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies continues his work to increase diversity in health professions in order to help reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.