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The essence of diversity is brilliantly reflected across the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community.
I recently had the opportunity to participate in DHHS’ celebration recognizing the 30th anniversary of the release of what’s now referred to as “The Heckler Report.”
Hardly anyone knew that 28-year-old Monique Gore-Massy was sick on her wedding day in 2008, but just two months earlier, she had been diagnosed with lupus.
As the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants from Haiti, I have a deep respect for the rich traditions of the generations that preceded me. My family’s elder women – especially my late maternal grandmother and my mother – have been great matriarchs and their lessons are too important to forget.
On April 24, I was honored to represent our nation’s older women in a roundtable discussion hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls.
I was working the evening shift at a Crisis Unit in a Community Mental Health Center in California. A young adult female was brought in by her family. She was severely ill with psychosis and was nine months pregnant – and her Chinese-speaking parents had no awareness of either condition.
Fannie Lou Hamer – voting rights activist, civil rights leader, and humanitarian, captured the nation’s attention during the 1964 Democratic National Convention, when she described the injustices she and others in her community had endured in their fight for the right to vote.
This year, as the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) recognizes its 5th anniversary, we reflect on the evolution of the Institute’s role in public health achievements and the future improvements in minority health and health disparities.
National Minority Health Month is a time to raise awareness about health care inequities that impact the daily lives of millions of African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic families and individuals.