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Alfred L. Bookhardt Award for Health Equity Call for Nominations

By Kent Donahue

March 08, 2018

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Alfred L. Bookhardt, MD

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County announces a call for nominations for the 2018 Alfred L. Bookhardt, MD Award for Health Equity. 

Nominations are due March 30, 2018 to Art Howell at Arthur.Howell@flhealth.gov. For eligibility criteria and to nominate a physician for the award visit http://orange.floridahealth.gov/index.html.  For more information, please call 407-723-5123.
     
This annual Award for Health Equity was created by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County as a way of recognizing an Orange County physician for their dedication and commitment to increasing access to healthcare with a goal of achieving health equity in Central Florida.  

The award honors Dr. Alfred L. Bookhardt (1928-2014) who began his medical practice in Orlando during the Civil Rights movement. He treated African American patients who were refused care by white physicians. He also co-founded the Central Florida Medical Society and Guardian Care, the first long term care facility in Orlando for African Americans.