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Alfred L. Bookhardt Award for Health Equity Call for Nominations

By Kent Donahue

March 08, 2021

Audrey Alexander


Orlando, FL - The Florida Department of Health in Orange County announces a call for nominations for the 2021 Alfred L. Bookhardt, MD Award for Health Equity.

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. 

To nominate a physician for the award visit for the eligibility criteria and the nomination form. Nominations are due March 24, 2021 to Audrey Alexander at For more information, please call 407-858-1461.
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.

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