National Minority Health Month
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) raises public awareness about health and health care disparities during the month of April, National Minority Health Month. This gap in health care continues to affect racial and ethnic minorities and efforts to advance health equity.
30 Years of Advancing Health Equality
This year’s theme is “30 Years of Advancing Health Equality | The Heckler Report: A Force for Ending Health Disparities in America.” 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health. This theme celebrates the efforts originally assembled by the findings in this report released under the former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Margaret Heckler, and widely referred to as The Heckler Report. This breakthrough report was the first time experts in healthcare congregated and conducted an all-inclusive study of racial and ethnic minority health. This study gave the issues of minority health a national platform. In recognition of this important anniversary, the OMH is using National Minority Health Month to focus on all efforts being made to close the gap in healthcare equality. These national initiatives include the Affordable Care Act, the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, and the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities.
To participate all month long in National Minority Health Month check out the list of events happening in your community or add an event here. To take action by enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace, finding out how your coverage can work for you, receive email updates or newsletter from OMH, or use My Health Portal to find out information of your health condition click here. To use the NMHM toolkit with logos, graphics and social media guidance click here.