2020 Health Heroes
Lifetime AchievementBill and Melinda Gates Gates Foundation
As catalysts for change, the couple makes global health a priority. Their foundation works to defeat severe poverty, decrease health disparities, and improve access to education for all.
Game ChangerGod’s Love We Deliver
For the past 35 years, the organization has created and delivered medically-tailored meals for people in New York’s metro area who are living with serious illnesses. In May, God’s Love will drop off its 25 millionth scratch-made meal.
InnovatorGary Slutkin, MD
As an epidemiologist and founder of Cure Violence, his life’s work has been devoted to stopping worldwide societal offenses.
TrailblazerRobert Bullard, PhD
The author, professor, and sociologist is called the “Father of Environmental Justice” because of his tireless efforts to bring attention to environmental racism and climate justice in minority communities.
At age 7, crossing the border undocumented from Mexico to the U.S. was a life-changing experience. Now, she serves as a health educator to help immigrants with everything from mental maladies to career goals.
AdvocateAngela Doyinsola Aina, Black Mamas Matter Alliance
With the high rate of maternal mortality affecting the black community, she is at the forefront. As co-director and research lead for the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, putting a spotlight on this issue and implementing change is her mission.