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Answers to Minority Health Month Quiz

Wednesday, May 22, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Thank you for participating in the Directors of Health Promotion and Education’s (DHPE) Minority Health Month observances by taking our Minority Health Month Quiz. Several quiz takers received a perfect score. The top quiz scores names were entered into a drawing for a free DHPE membership. An employee at the DeKalb County Board of Health is the grand prize winner. For your reference, the answers to the Minority Health Month quiz can be found below.  Review our website for the latest information on health promotion, policy and health equity.

2013 Minority Health Month Quiz: Answers

1. A: In 1906 W.E.B Du Bois documented health disparities in The Health and Physique in the Negro American

2. C: Booker T. Washington in 1914 began Health Improvement Week, a collaborative and wide reaching campaign to improve the black health status

3. C: Health Improvement Week evolved in to National Negro Health Week that lasted for nearly 35 years.

4. A: Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

5. B: The Office of Minority Health was created in 1986;

6. C: 1985 Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health also known as the Heckler Report.

7. C: 1965, Congress created Medicare under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide health insurance to people age 65 and older, regardless of income or medical history.

8. B: Arkansas. For more information about Arkansas Department of Health, visit: for information on minority health activities in Arkansas, visit

9. A: Dr. Antonia Novello was the first woman and first Hispanic to serve as Surgeon General

10. A: Helen Rodriguez-Trias was a Pediatrician and activist. She was the first Hispanic president of the American Public Health Association, and founding member of the Women's Caucus of the American Public Health Association

11. B: Fernando E. Rodriguez Vargus, DDS was an odontologist (dentist), scientist and a Major in the US Army who discovered the bacteria which causes dental caries.

12. C: NCMHHD was elevated to an Institute in 2012.

13. A: Patricia Roberts Harris (May 31, 1924 – March 23, 1985) served in the administration of President Jimmy Carter as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and the United State Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (which office was renamed Secretary of Health and Human Services during her tenure). She was the first African American woman to serve in the United States Cabinet, and the first to enter the line of succession to the Presidency

14. B: David Satcher, MD, PhD, served simultaneously in the positions of Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health from February 1998 through January 2001 at the US Department of Health and Human Services. As such, he is the first Surgeon General to be appointed as a four-star admiral in the PHSCC, to reflect his dual offices

15. A: Smallpox

16. F: False. APHA was founded in 1872 for more information on APHA, visit

17. F: False. IHS currently provides health services to approximately 1.5 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives who belong to more than 557 federally recognized tribes in 35 states.

18. A: Alabama

19. C: In 1950 the US Public Health Service announced the end of the National Negro Health Movement on the grounds that the nation was moving toward integration

20. C: There are six (6) DHHS Offices of Minority Health; Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHQR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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