|Wednesday, March 28, 2018|
|April is Minority Health Month
Partnerships for Health Equity Drive HHS Observance of
National Minority Health Month 2018
Collaborative efforts to advance health equity are the focus of activities for the April 2018 observance of National Minority Health Month, led by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The theme for National Minority Health Month is Partnering for Health Equity, which provides an opportunity to highlight the partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care.
“Addressing disparities in health and health care is among our most urgent priorities,” said HHS OMH Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health Dr. Matthew Lin. “We can best meet the challenges facing our communities by working closely with them to determine the best solutions that meet their needs.”
Activities for National Minority Health Month include an event on April 17th at HHS, featuring leaders from the department and their partnerships in working to improve the health of the nation. The event will be streamed live.
OMH will also promote partnerships through social media activities, including a Twitter Thunderclap on April 2nd and a #Partner4HealthEquity Twitter Chat on April 25th. Please visit the OMH website to find more information on #NMHM18 events, webinars, social media graphics and messages, and other materials.
OMH also invites you to help us tell the story of the power of partnerships to improve the health of communities. Submit your own Partnerships in Action story and help us highlight the work happening in communities across the country. OMH will feature selected stories during National Minority Health Month and beyond.
“During National Minority Health Month and throughout the year, all of us have a role to play in improving the health of our communities. All of us can be a partner for health equity,” said Dr. Lin.