Speaking at the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health at Brooklyn’s SUNY Health Science Center, Arthur details the importance on focusing on health issues in the inner city.
Opening with Arthur Ashe’s words about the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, the video discusses the institute’s endeavors to educate lower income minorities about health issues and to create a model for reaching these populations across the country.
It also mentions some of the accomplishments of the center in regards to documenting connections between cervical cancer and HIV/AIDS and treating mental as well as health issues amongst chronically ill children. It closes with Arthur Ashe stressing the importance of prevention education in these underserved urban communities.
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Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
Los Angeles, CA
This University of California Los Angeles student healthcare center was established at Arthur’s alma mater to provide health services to UCLA undergraduate and graduate students at little or no cost.
Arthur Ashe Program in AIDS Care/Harvard AIDS Institute
New York City, NY
Running from 1998 until 2001, the Arthur Ashe Program in AIDS Care was developed to bolster the levels of physicians involved in AIDS care, particularly minority doctors, and also to provide a communications network for discussion and dissemination of new information about AIDS care.
Arthur Ashe Chair for Research in Pediatric AIDS
The Arthur Ashe Chair for Research in Pediatric AIDS is a position at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital for Research. The chair helps to supply funds and laboratory supplements for a doctor researching AIDS in infants and children.
The Arthur Ashe Professor of Medicine
New York City, NY
This professorship is one of the newer Endowment programs, having been established in 2006 at the Weill Cornell Medical College. The Arthur Ashe Professor, a distinguished professor on the Department of Medicine’s faculty at Weill-Cornell, works in medical research and care and directs the Arthur Ashe Endowment’s programs at the Medical College.
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health was founded to improve the health of multi-ethnic communities in urban areas. These populations often display higher morbidity and mortality rates. It provides a resource for health knowledge and information about health care for individuals while collaborating with health institutions and major corporations to increase health care access.
The Arthur Ashe Endowment-Christopher L. Barley M.D. Lecture, New York City, NY
This lecture series features world-renowned individuals who are involved in the fight against AIDS. They are invited to speak in New York at the Weill Cornell Medical College to the faculty, medical students and residents in training. The Ashe Lecture was established in 1996.
The Arthur Ashe Endowment International Healthcare Worker Training Program
New York City, NY
Each year the Training Program enables eight healthcare workers to come to New York for four weeks to receive specialized HIV/AIDS care training at the Weill Cornell Medical College. To qualify, the health practitioners must work in AIDS treatment and come from developing nations with substantial AIDS populations. Airfare and housing is provided for by the Arthur Ashe Endowment for the Defeat of AIDS (AAEDA), and during their time at Weill-Cornell, the fellows learn about treatments and alternative practices for treating the disease that are not available in their home countries. Since its inception, more than 98 healthcare workers have received training through the program.
The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
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