National Minority Health Month!

“Without health and long life, all else fails.”
– Dr. Booker T. Washington

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This year’s theme is “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.” Dr. Booker T. Washington is the creator of National Minority Health Month. In April of 1915 he called on all local churches, schools, businesses, and health departments to recognize bring the health of all racial and ethnic minorities to the forefront of the minds of American’s. Since the observance began over 100 years ago it has grown in popularity and importance. The Health and Human Services Department Office of Minority Health leads related events each year. The group calls upon people across the nation to help eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity. To learn more about the months events please visit the link below. http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=12&ID=10234

To see what is being done to bring about health equity visit the link below.http://www.cdc.gov/Features/MinorityHealth/index.html

Sources:http://www.cdc.gov/Features/MinorityHealth/index.html http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=12&ID=10234

 

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