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AHLA Celebrates Black History Month with its Members

  • February, 01, 2022

AHLA celebrates Black History Month with members and the broader health law community, highlighting the month’s theme of “Black Health and Wellness.” All are invited to join AHLA in celebrating this month by learning about the achievements of Black Americans and finding opportunities to further our shared goal of eliminating barriers to health equity.

AHLA members are encouraged to participate in AHLA’s many programs, initiatives, and educational tools this month to celebrate, educate, and observe Black History Month. Join AHLA today through: 

  • Engaging in courageous conversations in our BIPOC in Health Law Network. This Community was built for discussion among health law professionals interested in black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) issues and as a forum for BIPOC members and allies to connect over their perspectives and shared experiences in the industry. Any member can join the BIPOC in Health Law Network.
  • Sharing your story.  AHLA invites BIPOC members and allies this month to share with us who inspired you, what work there still needs to be done within our community, or how you celebrate Black History month. Members can upload a video for AHLA to amplify today.
  • Reading CEO David S. Cade's Article in Connections. AHLA’s CEO and Executive Vice President, David S. Cade, shared a personal and contemplative reflection in Health Law Connections Magazine. Members can read his CEO Update article in the latest issue.
  • Providing or Updating your Demographic Information. The more data AHLA has about our membership, the better equipped we are to set benchmarks and goals to increase diversity in our volunteer pool.
  • Exploring AHLA's Health Law Hub on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Care. This hub includes information to help members and the public stay informed on these important issues, providing in-depth analysis that furthers conversations to facilitate change.
  • Hosting a Day of Understanding. AHLA has incorporated a time for open dialogue to inspire change in various areas of IDEA at each monthly staff meeting. This month, AHLA will be taking a “virtual tour” of several exhibits at the National Museum of African American History & Culture as part of our Day of Understanding.

In addition to these opportunities, AHLA is a sponsor of the National Bar Association’s, 2022 Black History Healthy Lifestyle Webinar Series. AHLA members are invited to participate in this webinar series free of charge:

February 17, 2022, at 7AM EST
Fitness class with a focus on physical health.

February 23, 2022, at 12PM EST
Educational webinar entitled, “Healthy Living in the Black Community.” Covering healthy living and the impact of COVID-19 on the Black community as it relates to healthy lifestyle choices.

March 2, 2022, at 8PM EST
Comedy show entitled, “Laughter as Medicine,” with a focus on mental health.

About the National Bar Association

The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students.The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 9 divisions, 12 regions and 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world. Learn more about the National Bar Association at