By Marian Ryan, PhD, MA, MPH
Juneteenth (Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Juneteenth Independence Day)
President Joe Biden signed legislation on June 17, 2021, proclaiming Juneteenth, June 19, a federal paid holiday. IHA recognizes Juneteenth as an important day in our history and an important one for working toward equity, especially health equity by
committing to continued research into inclusive best practices in health literacy and facilitating policies to promote their implementation.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. However, the actual proclamation was declared ...