Founder of No More Martyrs receives the 2018 40 under 40 Leader in Health Award

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Dr. Nadia Richardson, Founder of the No More Martyrs mental health awareness campaign, has been selected as one of the 2018 National Minority Quality Forum 40 Under 40 Leader in Health for her achievements in minority mental health advocacy and awareness. 

Recipients will be honored at a Gala Dinner scheduled during the 2018 National Minority Quality Forum Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and Spring Health Braintrust taking place in Washington, D.C on April 16-17, 2018.  Summit speakers include U.S. Representative John Lewis, Representative Maxine Waters and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier.


“Here at the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), we are truly excited about this next class of honorees and recognizing them at our annual leadership summit,” stated NMQF President & CEO Dr. Gary Puckrein. “The 2018 winners are doing amazing things that both better and diversify the healthcare marketplace. They serve as positive role models for our next generation of leaders in minority health.”

After receiving hundreds of applications and nominations from health care professionals across the country, 40 individuals were chosen to represent the next generation of thought leaders working to reduce health disparities and decrease health inequality for minority communities.  The 2018 recipients include a wide range of health professionals including: physicians, pharmacists, dentists, anesthesiologists, nurses, policy experts, researchers, and others.

For a full list of the 2018 Recipients, visit:

“This award is a honor and a privilege.  It is not only an acknowledgement of the value of the work being done through No More Martyrs, it places a spotlight on our community.  No More Martyrs is truly a sisterhood of support that continues to grow everyday.  Through education, advocacy and research, we are working to normalize mental health in minority populations and address the persistence of social inequities that threaten mental wellness.”  - Dr. Nadia M. Richarson

Congratulations to Dr. Nadia Richardson for receiving this award!

For more information about the 2018 National Minority Quality Forum Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and Spring Health Braintrust, click the image below.