The Friday Five – National Minority Health Month
During the month of April the HHS Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) leads the observance of National Minority Health Month. This year the OMH and federal and non-federal partners will focus on the impact COVID-19 is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscore the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available. Our Friday Five covers some resources, new tools, commentary from experts and what the new CDC director has to say about minority health policy.
We are proud to work with our partners to help communities get #VaccineReady this National Minority Health Month. Together we can #StopTheSpread and help those hardest hit by the pandemic. https://t.co/BkcQeLamKV #NMHM2021 pic.twitter.com/bnlQjH2bJD
— Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) April 2, 2021
Minority Health and Health Equity from FDA
FDA encourages everyone to take time this month to learn about the COVID-19 vaccine resources that are available from FDA and our partner agencies in HHS. On their webpage, you will find educational materials such as videos on vaccine safety and diversity, podcast episodes, webinar recordings, and a special message from RADM Richardae Araojo, the FDA Associate Commissioner for Minority Health and Director of OMHHE.
— FDA Minority Health and Health Equity (@FDAHealthEquity) April 7, 2021
NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Bingo Challenge
Have some fun during NMHM and play along with NIMHD’s Bingo Challenge game. Additionally, check out all of the resources and activities NIMHD has to offer.
Let’s stay healthy in body & mind by completing the #MinorityHealthBingo challenge. Mark the squares with the activities you completed – 5 in a row means BINGO! Take a picture & post it with #MinorityHealthBingo & #NMHM2021. Available in English & Spanish: https://t.co/jXDucicKSP pic.twitter.com/rKNArQBRt4
— Health Disparities (@NIMHD) April 6, 2021
Powerful New Tool Predicts COVID Trends
“We have reached a place where predictive analytics will guide decisions to keep our diverse communities safe be the threat COVID, diabetes, cancer or sickle cell.”
— NMQF (@NMQF) April 6, 2021
Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Racism and Health
CDC Director, Rochelle P. Walensky MD, MPH declared racism a serious public health threat. Adding action to words, she highlighted several new efforts CDC is leading to accelerate its work to address racism as a fundamental driver of racial and ethnic health inequities in the United States. As the nation’s leading public health agency, CDC has a critical role to play to address the impact of racism on public health.
Racism is a serious threat to public health, @CDCDirector Rochelle Walensky said today, launching a new racism and health web hub for the agency’s work: https://t.co/96aKsdQsYy pic.twitter.com/4UmdjBoqlA
— APHA (@PublicHealth) April 8, 2021
Physicians for Human Life
— Physicians for Human Rights (@P4HR) April 9, 2021