NIMHD Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge 2020
NIMHD envisions an America in which all populations have an equal opportunity to live long and healthy lives. As part of its 10-year anniversary celebration, NIMHD hosted its first art challenge to raise awareness about health disparities and encourage creative thinking about how we reach health equity.
Many populations in America, whether defined by race, ethnicity, immigrant status, disability, sex, gender or geography, experience higher rates of certain diseases and more deaths and suffering from them compared with the general population. While the diversity of the American population is one of the nation’s greatest assets, one of its greatest challenges is reducing the profound disparity in health status of its racial and ethnic minority, rural, low-income and other underserved populations.
NIMHD Announces Winners of its First Health Equity Art Challenge
Art Challenge Winners
Artists from around the country submitted original artwork for the NIMHD Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge. Three adults and three teens were chosen in first, second and third places based on quality, originality and creativity of their artwork.
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In This Together
by Zarrin Tashnim, New York
Art Description: Inspired by the Bronx, these scenarios highlight the importance of clean environments, access to healthy food, and breaking generational cycles of illness through quality preventative care.
The American Dream
By Kirandeep Kaur, California
Art Description: Oil painting on a 16 x 20-inch canvas. Justice is depicted holding the Staff of Hermes (symbol of medicine in the U.S. particularly) with the background of the pride flag. Her scale is balanced with children of different ethnicities sitting on it.
Healthcare Access Pass
By Adam Vossen, California
Art Description: I visualized a healthcare access pass that allows everyone regardless of their race, class, or gender to receive healthcare, replacing the inaccessible monetary requirements of modern healthcare.
A Playground Is Just a Small City
By Larisa Kachko, Maryland
Art Description: The artwork shows a playground where leisure is open for all types of play. This kind of inclusive access should parallel all future American communities.
Working Together to Bring Health for All
By Katie Bonilla, Georgia
Art Description: Working together to create a healthy nation with equitable health for all, no matter race, ethnicity, or background.
By Arielle Clark, Maryland
Art Description: Equal medical services in the hands of all races and ages.
Page updated July 19, 2021