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A Message from Park Center's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force

February 8, 2022


The JEDI Task Force would like to acknowledge Black History Month by recognizing Black pioneers in the mental health field. Since 1976 every American president has endorsed a specific theme for Black History Month; this year's theme is “Black Health and Wellness.”

Read about Black Pioneers in Mental Health

Black Health and Wellness

“The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well.”

Further detail into this year’s theme –

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