February 18, 2022

Black History Month: Health and Wellness

February is Black History Month, and this year's theme, Black Health and Wellness, highlights the history of Black health care clinicians while bringing awareness to health inequities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. 

To mark this occasion, ACEP has collected resources from its education offerings and publication archives to provide insights into Black Health and Wellness from the emergency medicine perspective. 

Get Connected

ACEP's Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity Section provides a forum for members of the College to develop a knowledge base, share information, receive and give counsel, and serve as a resource to others interested in this area of emergency medicine. DIHE and EMRA have partnered together on a Diversity Mentoring Initiative. 

Listen In

On a new episode of the ACEP Frontline podcast, we celebrate Black History Month and diversity in emergency medicine. Drs. Ray Johnson and Sandra Coker, prominent physician members of the ACEP family, share their experiences and challenges working in emergency medicine. Dr. Johnson has been an active ACEP member for more than 30 years, serving in leadership roles with the ACEP Board of Directors and ABEM. Dr. Coker is an EM resident who founded Black Girl White Coat, a nonprofit providing guidance, representation, mentorship, and scholarship for aspiring health care students and professionals who identify as Black or Latinx.

Education & Tools

ACEP Trailblazers 


You can find an archive of articles related to Black Health and Wellness dating back to 2016 on the ACEP Now website, but here are a few recent highlights:

Annals of Emergency Medicine

Annals continues to add to its Equity in Health Care collection, but here's a quick preview of some recent articles:


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