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Towards Health Equity
July 31, 2013

Towards Health Equity

From the Office of Minority Health Resource Center
July 31, 2013
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The Countdown to Coverage Continues

October 1stIn each issue, we'll bring you the latest news and resources on Affordable Care Act implementation and enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplaces.

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What's New For Providers & Professionals For Consumers

Minority Mental Health: Lend Your Voice and Make a Difference

Mental illness affects one in four American families. The U.S. Surgeon General reports that minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to and availability of mental health services, and often receive a poorer quality of mental health care. During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July, the Office of Minority Health along with SAMHSA, the National Alliance and others came together to raise awareness about mental health in minority communities. Help us keep the conversation going: More on mental health:

FDA Communications Report Open for Public Comment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a report [PDF | 292KB] on how the agency communicates the benefits and risks of medical products to health care providers and patients, especially underrepresented populations, including racial subgroups. FDA has opened a docket to seek public comment on the report's findings and FDA's communication plans going forward. Please submit electronic or written comments by September 9, 2013. More information is available in English, ?? (Chinese), Français (French), Español (Spanish), Tagalog (Tagalog), and Vi?t (Vietnamese). Contact

Tri-Regional Faith and Community Health Summit, October 2013

Whether you have a successful health ministry or community health program or want to start one, the HHS Tri-Regional Faith and Community Health Summit has something for you! Faith and community leaders from 17 states will gather in Atlanta (Oct. 3-5) Dallas (Oct. 24-26) and Kansas City, MO, (Oct. 24-26) for one purpose, "Building Healthier Communities through Education, Empowerment, and Engagement." Contact Sharon Ricks to be notified when registration is open or to lend your voice to planning efforts.

What's New in the Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center at the Office of Minority Health Resource Center is the largest repository of health disparities information in the world, with a collection of 10,000 documents, reports, books, journals and media and more than 47,000 articles related to the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations. The library collection also includes sources of consumer health material in more than 35 languages.

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