David J. Sencer CDC Museum open on Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live!

New exhibit examines health equality over last 120 years in the United States


The exhibit, Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America, looks back through history at how minority groups have experienced health problems differently, helps us understand why these differences persist, and examines our efforts to reduce and eliminate health disparities. The CDC Museum is open on Saturday in observance of Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! The exhibit is free and opens from September 28, 2013 through January 17, 2014.


Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live!


David J. Sencer CDC Museum 1600 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30333 http://www.cdc.gov/museum/index.htm


Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America features historic photographs, documents and objects that illustrate the struggles of diverse groups to pursue their health as a basic human right.  Videos, including one of First Lady Michelle Obama talking about access to fresh fruits and vegetables, are integrated throughout, while interactive atlases illustrate the health of every community nationwide. The exhibitis organized and sponsored by the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, and the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, CDC; with additional support from The California Endowment through the CDC Foundation.

Special Note

Admission and parking are free. Visitors need a valid, government-issued photo ID. Vehicle inspection is required.  The David J. Sencer CDC Museum is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with extended hours to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. The museum is closed on all federal holidays.  For more information, visit the museum website at http://www.cdc.gov/museum/visitor.htm. For more information on Museum Day Live!, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ For more information on minority health, visit http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/. ### U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Upcoming Exhibits

Art in Science: Selections from Emerging Infectious Diseases©

February 5 - May 23, 2014
The Prophet Fed by a Raven.Clive Hicks-Jenkins (b. 1951), The Prophet Fed by a Raven (2007) Acrylic on panel (62 cm × 82 cm), Courtesy of the artist, private collection, www.hicks-jenkins.com
This popular exhibition highlighted the cover art of the journal, beginning with its inception in 1995. This second installment coincides with the Oxford University Press publication of Art in Science: Selections from Emerging Infectious Diseases. Drawing from all art history, the covers of Emerging Infectious Diseases are intended to attract but also to surprise, delight, inspire, and enlighten with the premise that art humanizes and enhances scientific content and educates readers outside their areas of expertise about important unnoticed connections.  Through the years, art has breathed life into technical content. Journal covers have provided a fast tour of infectious disease emergence through the lives and times of artists and their craft and through literary and science connections. Celebrating the accomplishments of this remarkable journal, Art in Science showcases a complete set of covers from 2006 through today and selected enlargements.  Blending science and the arts offers a multidisciplinary approach to disease emergence: poverty and war, increased global travel, ongoing natural disasters, and human-animal interactions.

What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?

The Government’s Effect on The American Diet

What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? logoOpening Fall 2014 Food. We love it, fear it, and obsess about it.We demand that our Government ensure that it is safe, cheap, and abundant. In response, Government has been a factor in the production, regulation, research, innovation, and economics of our food supply. It has also attempted, with varying success, to change the eating habits of Americans. From the farm to the dinner table, explore the records of the National Archives that trace the Government’s effect on what Americans eat.