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The Centers  for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) kicked off Minority Health Month by recogizing one of the country’s foremost leaders in reducing health disparities in the African American community, Founder and CEO, Reginald “Reggie” Ware, as a 2014 Health Equity Champion.

Reginald Ware has over 20 years of healthcare marketing experience and has worked with African American doctors the majority of those years. In 2005, Ware launched as the nation’s first health portal for African Americans, providing culturally relevant and accurate health information.

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Leandris C. Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA, Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity, CDC/ATSDR, shared about Ware, “He is passionate about improving health equity among African Americans and other population groups experiencing preventable health disparities, and I have come to admire his commitment, drive, and generosity. On behalf of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, I am honored to recognize Mr. Ware as a Health Equity Champion.”

“ is the leading health destination for Black consumers, and I lead the management team who oversees important aspects of the website, from editorial to marketing to advertising sales and operations,” said Ware, after accepting his nomination from Health Equity Matters.

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