Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) provides a theme to focus public attention on important developments, issues, and movements regarding the lives and experiences of Black people in America. This year's theme is Black Health and Wellness.
"The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well." - ASALH, 2022