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April is National Minority Health Month—a time to raise awareness on issues impacting health disparities and health equity in America. The theme for 2017, Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, emphasizes the collaborative, community-level work being done across the nation to help achieve health equity.

The conditions in the places where people are born, grow, live, work, play, learn, and age have significant impact on the health outcomes of individuals, families, and their communities. Throughout the month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will highlight partner initiatives in communities that address the indirect conditions that affect health, also known as social determinants of health.

From federal agencies and national partners to grantees and community-based organizations, HHS OMH is proud to salute its partners from sectors such health, education, justice, housing, transportation, nutrition, and employment as we build bridges to help end disparities in health and health care.

By addressing the social determinants of health, we can strengthen the foundation of better health.

We invite all individuals and organizations to take action in helping communities achieve their full potential for health.

Join the conversation at our #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall on April 12 at 1PM.

Spread the word by sharing graphics on your website and social media channels throughout the month.

Stay on top of the latest National Minority Health Month events by signing up for OMH email updates or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

EVENTS


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Join the conversation: Twitter | Twitter en Español | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

Use these sample social media posts to promote health equity.

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TWITTER

Ending health disparities includes addressing the social and economic condition of our communities. https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #NMHM17 


By addressing #SDOH, we strengthen the foundation for better health. https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #NMHM17 


April is National Minority Health Month. How do you serve as a bridge to health equity in your community? https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #NMHM17


It’s National Minority Health Month! We salute those working to end health disparities in their community! https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #NMHM17


Together we can bridge health equity across communities. Join us for National Minority Health Month 2017! https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #NMHM17


High quality education helps put communities on the path to health equity. https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #SDOH #NMHM17


 

Safe neighborhoods help put communities on the path to health equity. https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #SDOH #NMHM17


Quality housing helps put communities on the path to health equity. https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #SDOH #NMHM17


Reliable transportation helps put communities on the path to health equity. https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #SDOH #NMHM17


Clean surroundings help put communities on the path to health equity. https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #SDOH #NMHM17


Access to nutritious food helps put communities on the path to health equity. https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #SDOH #NMHM17


Stable employment helps put communities on the path to health equity. https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #SDOH #NMHM17


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April is National Minority Health Month! Join us as we highlight the work being done in communities across the country.  And be sure to lend your voice to this month’s activities. Visit the HHS Office of Minority Health website to download materials, find events and share your story. It’s all about community! #NMHM17 https://go.usa.gov/xX56D


It’s National Minority Health Month! Are you hosting or attending an event in your community? Post it to the HHS OMH National Minority Health Month Events Calendar and share your event photos so everyone can see how you’re making a difference! #NMHM17 https://go.usa.gov/xX5FW


What’s happening in your community to improve health? National Minority Health Month 2017 is all about highlighting the work at the community level to help achieve health equity. Drop us a photo and show off your stuff! #NMHM17 https://go.usa.gov/xX56D


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Use these web and social media images to help connect your organization's work to health equity.

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Invites

HHS OMH #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall Flyer announcing Wednesday April 12, 2017, 1:00pm to 2:30PM

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HHS OMH #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall Flyer announcing Wednesday April 12, 2017, 1:00pm to 2:30PM

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HHS OMH Twitter Thunderclap - April 28th, 2017

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NMHM17 Logos

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Information Cards

NMHM17 Health Card - Prepared Communities are healthier communities - Because Education matters - Image of latin american male student completing test

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NMHM17 Health Card - Nurtured Communities are healthier communities - Because Education matters - Image of latin american teacher kneeling in class with african american student

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NMHM17 Health Card - Thriving Communities are healthier communities - Because jobs matters - Image of african american man and latin american man working

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NMHM17 Health Card - Thriving Communities are healthier communities - Because jobs matters - Image of african american man in hard hat working

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NMHM17 Health Card - Thriving Communities are healthier communities - Because community development matters - Image of asian american woman working in coffee shop

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NMHM17 Health Card - Cared Communities are healthier communities - Because clean neighborhoods matters - Image of multicultural young people cleaning park up

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NMHM17 Health Card - Stable Communities are healthier communities - Because housing matters - Image of older african american couple posing in front of home

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NMHM17 Health Card - Stable Communities are healthier communities - Because affordable housing matters - Image of african american man and latina woman holding keys to new home

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NMHM17 Health Card - Stable Communities are healthier communities - Because housing matters matters - Image of latin american couple holding plans to new home

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NMHM17 Health Card - Fruitful Communities are healthier communities - Because access to quality food matters - Image of latin american girl in supermarket

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NMHM17 Health Card - Fruitful Communities are healthier communities - Because nutrition matters - Image of multicultural children holding fuits and vegetable in front of community garden

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NMHM17 Health Card - Fruitful Communities are healthier communities - Because community investment matters - Image of asian american man wokring in supermarket handing brocolli to custtomer

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NMHM17 Health Card - Safer Communities are healthier communities - Because public safety  matters - Image of asian american father and daughter at park, father is pushing child in swing

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NMHM17 Health Card - Walkable Communities are healthier communities - Because transportaion matters - Image of asian american couple waling in park

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NMHM17 Health Card - Accessible Communities are healthier communities - Because transportation matters - Image of african american woman putting bag on bicycle

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Learn More


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Health disparities—the differences in health and well-being—have a significant impact on our nation and among racial and ethnic populations in particular. Minorities are less likely to get the preventive care needed to stay healthy, less likely to receive quality care, and more likely to face poorer health outcomes.
The deaths that result from these health disparities cost the United States $1.24 trillion. Healthier communities mean lower health care costs, which translate into a stronger economy and a more productive, competitive America. 

During this National Minority Health Month, we highlight the work of the HHS OMH and its partners that serve as bridges between the sectors that impact health.

Our work and the work of our partners creates bridges that help make high quality education, safe neighborhoods, quality housing, reliable transportation, clean surroundings, nutritious food, and stable employment available to all Americans. It is work that touches the everyday lives of American communities:  transportation that makes it possible to get to a well visit; neighborhoods where it is possible to exercise or play outdoors; and accessible grocery stores that make it possible to eat a well-balanced diet.

All of us are touched by health.  Whether you are a banker providing small business loans to bring grocery stores to local neighborhoods or a school administrator looking to bring a health center to your school, community-based partnerships are helping us move closer to being a nation where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential for health.

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Collection of blogs related to #NMHM17.

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Digital Communication and Health Equity: National Minority Health Month 2017

From Fresh Food to Safe Playgrounds

HHS OMH Grantees: Accelerating Health Equity on the Front Lines

NIMHD’s Dr. Pérez-Stable: Bridging Health Gaps through Language Access

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TAKE ACTION


Below are ways you can get informed, get involved, and get connected this National Minority Health Month.

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information icon GET INFORMED

Visit the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities to learn more about collaborations at the community level that address the social determinants of health.

Explore resources for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health services on the Think Cultural Health website.

Learn how your health coverage can work for you. Visit My Coverage, My Care to access tools and resources.

Find information on your health condition at the My Health portal. Use this information to prepare for your next medical appointment.

get involved icon GET INVOLVED

Share infocards on your social media and web pages to illustrate the connection between health and the social determinants of health.

Use resources from the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities and Think Cultural Health to conduct a presentation on health disparities and health equity at your next membership, board or staff meeting.

Attend a health disparities webinar or presentation in your area to learn about the issues impacting your community. Find one in your area by visiting the National Minority Health Month Events Calendar.

get connected icon GET CONNECTED

Add your events to the National Minority Health Month Events Calendar and share photos from your event with us on Facebook.

Join the conversation on reducing health disparities. Connect with OMH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Receive email updates on OMH and health disparities issues by signing up for our newsletters.

Questions about National Minority Health Month? Contact OMHMedia@hhs.gov.

contact icon SPREAD THE WORD

Share this sample newsletter article on health equity with your networks so they too can get informed, get involved, and get connected! It takes action from all individuals and organizations to help create healthier communities and bridge the gap in health disparities.