April is National Minority Health Month—A time to raise awareness on issues impacting health disparities and health equity in America.
The theme for 2017, Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, emphasizes the collaborative, community-level work being done across the nation to help achieve health equity.
The conditions in the places where people are born, grow, live, work, play, learn, and age have significant impact on the health outcomes of individuals, families, and their communities. Throughout the month, HSAG will support the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) in highlighting partner initiatives in communities that address the indirect conditions that affect health, also known as social determinants of health.
For more information, visit www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov.
By addressing the social determinants of health, we can strengthen the foundation of better health. We invite all individuals and organizations to take action in helping communities achieve their full potential for health.
HSAG Webinar Event
Engaging Minority Patients to Quit Smoking with Culturally Appropriate Tactics, featuring Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health. April 25, 2017 from 2–3:00 p.m. ET.
HHS OMH Activities
Join the conversation at our #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall on April 12 at 1PM.
Spread the word by sharing graphics on your website and social media channels throughout the month.