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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Did You Know?
After having his first heart attack in 1979, Arthur became the National Honorary Chairperson for the American Heart Association, a position he held for over 5 years.
He continued to serve on many health-related boards to help improve the health care system in this country in addition to founding several organizations devoted to community, local and global health care initiatives.