April is National Minority Health Month

We mark National Minority Health Month during the month of April to raise awareness about the health disparities that affect all racial and ethnic minorities, including those with disabilities. Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health (OMH), Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity is this year’s theme and showcases the critical role that prevention has on reducing health disparities. OMH provides a toolkit that helps explain what health disparities are and who they impact and provides information in the steps to take in your community, gives ideas on media outreach, and provides a section on how to take action. OMH also provides a list of events that occur throughout the month all over the country, graphics, and ideas to use in social media, as well as a series of blog posts.

Check out this series on providing culturally competent rehabilitation services to individual from foreign and minority communities from the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange. You may also be interested in our reSearch issue on Dual Status: Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Disability.

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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