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Norma J. Goodwin, M.D. is Founder, President and CEO of Health Power for Minorities (Health Power), a nationally unique corporation which specializes in customized health communications for multicultural/minority health. She isalso Editor-in-Chief of Health Power’s website,www.healthpowerforminorities.com, the centerpiece of the organization’s operations, and the leading source of online minority health information, worldwide.  Health Power’s mission is minority health improvement to reduce their health care burden as well as society’s as a whole. Health Power specializes in multimedia mass communications, developing and disseminating authoritative, user-friendly, and culturally relevant health information and promotion services for disease prevention, early detection and control.  Health Power also gives high priority to partnering with the public, non-profit and private sectors. 

From 1984 to 2002, Dr. Goodwin was Founder, President & CEO of Health Watch Information and Promotion Service, a national non-profit organization for minority health. Numerous partnerships established under her leadership at Health Watch included those with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., CBS Corporation, Medscape, and National Medical Association. She also directed 6 national conferences, one or which was an interactive satellite videoconference linking 1,750 persons from more than 500 organizations in 16 cities. Dr. Goodwin is also Founder and President of AMRON Management Consultants, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in health that successfully served more than 100 clients in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands before AMRON created Health Watch and spun it off as a non-profit organization.

Currently Clinical Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the State University of New York – Health Science Center at Brooklyn and its MPH Program, Dr. Goodwin has served in leadership positions in numerous organizations including the American Public Health Association, National Medical Association, National Association of Health Services Executives, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, New York Heart Association, American Red Cross of Greater New York, and Atlanta University Center; and as an advisor to CDC and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Faculty positions were also held at Columbia University and Howard University School of Business and Public Administration.

Special achievements of Dr. Goodwin include:
   –  Recognition by Aetna a “Science and Technology Innovator”, along with Health Power, in the Aetna book “Breaking Barriers”, which features 44 individuals, groups and organizations out of more than 300 that had been featured over 27 years in the Aetna 2008 African American History Calendar.

Others in “Breaking Barriers” include:  Arthur Ashe, Jr., Jackie Robinson, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Bunche, Josephine Baker, Suzanne de Passe, Paul Robeson, Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Madam C. J. Walker, Earl Graves, Sr., Willie Gary, Johnetta Cole, and Oseola McCarty.

   – Authoring an article, “Eliminating Health Disparities through a Nationally Unique Website” in the Inaugural Edition of Columbia University’s online “Journal of Health Equity”.  A link to her article follows.

Dr. Goodwin has authored/co-authored more than 60 publications, plus regular columns in the NAACP’s CRISIS magazine and National Baptist Convention of the USA’s Home Mission Journal. Media citations/participation includes New York Times, New York City’s other three dailies, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Medical Herald, New York Amsterdam News, El Diario, Essence Magazine, Everybody’s Magazine, CNN, PBS, WABC and numerous radio stations. She has been a key speaker nationally and abroad and a subject of many biographical works including Who’s Who in Health Care, The World’s Who’s Who of Women, Who’s Who Among Black Americans, Who’s Who in the East, Two Thousand Women of Achievement (worldwide), and International Who’s Who of Community Service.

Dr. Goodwin earned her B.S. degree from Virginia State University and her M.D. degree from the Medical College of Virginia.