U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

OMH Partner Events

For this year's National Minority Health Month, OMH is highlighting the efforts of its partners who are hosting events aimed at raising awareness about the importance of improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and reducing health disparities. Give Your Community a Boost by attending one of the many events found here. Check back frequently throughout the month as we continue to add more events from our partners across the U.S.

Be sure to visit our National Minority Health Month Partner Resources page for more shareable resources addressing COVID-19 and health disparities developed by our partners.

2 April

Spill the Beans Workshop: The Power of Empowered Women

  • Office of Minority Health, Youngstown City Health District Public Health
  • Saturday, April 2 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM EST
  • Eugenia Atkinson Recreation Center, 903 Otis Street. Youngstown, OH
Purpose of the Spill the Beans Workshop is to educate, encourage and inspire women by speaking positivity into their life to help build life skills and cultivate confidence. The event will provide women with knowledge to help them set and achieve goals. Registration not required https://youngstownohio.gov/health-minority

POC: gstennis@youngstownohio.gov or 330-742-8244

2 April

Community COVID Vaccination Clinic

  • Alliance Community Services
  • Saturday, April 2 12:00 PM — 5:00 PM MT
COVID vaccine clinic at Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus. Alliance Community Services offers resources and services that tackle some of the day-to-day barriers that many Latinx & Hispanic communities of Utah face.
4 April

Renew U in 22 - Walking Warriors Program — Get to Steppin (annual)

  • Victory Apostolic Church, Matteson, IL
  • Monday, April 4 6:30 AM — 5:00 PM EST — Sunday, October 10 (Breast Cancer Solidarity Day)
Inviting the community to exercise for better health, indoor and outdoor locations 6-7 days a week to accommodate everyone. Program start is Monday 4/4/22.
5 April

How to Encourage and Achieve Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials

  • Salud America!
  • Tuesday, April 5 1:00 PM EST
To promote clinical trials, let's use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss cancer clinical trials, why they are so important, and how we all can step up to make a difference for diversity and equitable cancer research, in honor of National Minority Health Month in April.
5 April

Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification Training Webinar

  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Tuesday, April 5 2:00 PM EST
Knowing how to help someone during a seizure can make a difference and save a life! Racial and ethnic minorities represent over 40% of the 3.4 million people living with epilepsy in America.
6 April

National Public Health Week 2022 Twitter Chat

  • American Public Health Association
  • Wednesday, April 6 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM EST
Join APHA as we host the biggest public health conversation of the year! The National Public Health Week Twitter Chat is a chance to share your successes and learn from public health leaders and organizations big and small.
7 April

Back to Basics: Health & Wellness Campaign – Cancer Screenings & Prevention

  • Forum Philly and Tandigm Health
  • Thursday April 7 1:00 PM EDT
Back-to-Basics: Our Health and Wellness is a weekly series of discussions led by health leaders in Philadelphia during National Minority Health Month to assist faith and neighborhood leaders to effectively partner and collaborate with healthcare providers and systems to improve health outcomes through prevention and punctual appropriate care. Sessions will take place every Thursday in April. Topics include: cancer, diabetes, mental health, and environment/SDoH.
7 April

Famicos Foundation Community Resource Extravaganza at GlenVillage

  • Cleveland MOTTEP
  • Thursday, April 7 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM EST
Vaccination Clinic & Community Resources. Famicos Foundation is offering free Uber Rides for COVID-19 Vaccine Call 216-510-3019
8 April

Social Action Day 2022: Because Taking Action Matters

  • Florida SOPHE Chapter
  • Friday, April 8 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM EST
During this Facebook Live event in honor of Social Action Day, Scott Darius, JD (Florida Voices for Health) and Jennie Joseph (Commonsense Childbirth Inc.) will highlight key Florida policies to viewers while outlining the policy development process, the significance of highlighted policies (HB27 and HB5) for Floridians, and present calls to action for critical and timely engagement that all can undertake to make a difference in the Florida policy arena.
9 April

World Sickle Cell Day

  • Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation
  • Saturday, April 9 7:30 AM EST
5K Run & Walk-A-Thon & Health Fair. Online registration is closed now but can register On-site. For more information call 601-366-5874 or you can also send an email to mssicklecellfnd@yahoo.com
9 April

CAYA Youth Prevention Community Resource Fair

  • Access to Racial & Cultural Health Institute, Inc.
  • Saturday, April 9 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM EST
Bringing community organizations in one space for youths and families to learn about available resources.
9 April

LUCERO Community Health & Resource Fair

  • UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Saturday, April 9 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM EST
The UChicago Comprehensive Cancer Center's Latino Cancer Task Force, LUCERO, is hosting its first Community Health & Resource Fair in recognition of Minority Health Month. We're excited to provide free COVID vaccines and booster shots, health screenings and valuable resources to families in the South Chicago neighborhood.
12 April

DESPITE THE PERFECT STORM: HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Risk Reduction throughout the Patient's Life Cycle

  • South Central AIDS Education and Training Center (SCAETC) Local Partner Site at Prism Health North Texas
  • Tuesday, April 12 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM EST
Promote a best life management throughout patients' life stages and life cycles from at-risk, living with HIV, and beyond diagnosis.
12 April

SIHF Healthcare COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

  • SIHF Healthcare
  • Tuesday, April 12 2:30 PM — 6:30 PM CST
  • Fairmont City Library - 4444 Collinsville Rd. Fairmont City, IL 62201
If you need additional information, please contact Nytilia Young, Director of Clinical Outreach, nyoung@SIHF.ORG or 618-477-9292
13 April

Advancing Social Determinants of Health & Wellbeing

  • New Jersey Department of Health
  • Wednesday, April 13 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM EST
This conversation will highlight the health impact in communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as providing resources to maintain a healthy lifestyle for you and your family.
13 April

Implementing Iowa's Title V Community-Based Doula Project for African American Families

  • The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)
  • Wednesday, April 13 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM CST
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recognizes disparities in Maternal Health outcomes among African American/Black-identifying individuals in Iowa and has sought to reduce these disparities by modifying, expanding, and enhancing Iowa's Maternal Child Health Title V Service Delivery System to include a community-based, culturally congruent doula program as a service offering.
13 April

Hepatitis B Outreach Among South Asian Communities

  • Hepatitis B Foundation
  • Wednesday, April 13 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM ET
Please join us for a National Minority Health Month featured panel discussion on hepatitis B outreach among South Asian communities. Hepatitis B is endemic in South Asia and highly impacts people of South Asian origin in the United States. Panelists will share efforts to eliminate hepatitis B inequities among South Asian communities in the U.S. including programs to raise awareness, education, provide viral hepatitis screening, vaccination and referral services.
13 April

Health in Focus: Black Birth Workers

  • National Network of the Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)
  • Wednesday, April 13 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM EDT
Black people experience unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, a nationally-recognized observance week which happens April 11 - April 17, 2022, the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine, cosponsored by Regions 1, 2, 3, 7 and All of Us, with a Black Birth Worker and her client.
Join us to learn:
  • What is a Black Birth worker?
  • What are the experiences of Black Birth Workers and their clients?
  • How can working with a birth worker as a compliment to hospital medicine or care?
  • How is community medicine tied to social justice and equity?
13 April

Give your Community a Boost!

  • New York State Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention
  • Wednesday, April 13 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM EDT
Please join the New York State Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention (OMH-HDP) celebrate Minority Health Month. OMH-HDP will host a 2-part series on the Study of Racial Disparities. Wednesday, April 13th is the first part of the series, and the second will be held on Wednesday April 27th. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian-American Pacific Island (AAPI) community experienced not only pandemic related health and economic consequences but faced additional discrimination and violence based on their race and ethnicity. The Study of Racial Disparities (SORD) funding supported four AAPI serving agencies provide health and wellness programs to their communities. Community leaders from these organizations will share their experiences, findings, lessons learned, and recommendations based on their Study of Racial Disparities. Email omhhdp@health.ny.gov to register.
14 April

Addressing Black Maternal Health Disparities in Kansas

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Wichita State University
  • Thursday, April 14 12:30 PM — 1:00 PM EST
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Wichita State University will share results from a collaborative project focused on non-Hispanic Black mothers' birth experiences (services, treatment, and health priorities), including strategies to improve maternal care of Black mothers. KDHE will also discuss the Maternal Anti-Violence Innovation and Sharing (MAVIS) Project, a cross-sector initiative focused on gathering additional data related to social determinants of health in cases of homicides, suicides and poisoning/overdose during pregnancy or the 12 months postpartum.
14 April

Back to Basics: Health & Wellness Campaign Diabetes Care & Management

  • Forum Philly and Tandigm Health
  • Thursday, April 14 1:00 PM EDT
Back-to-Basics: Our Health and Wellness is a weekly series of discussions led by health leaders in Philadelphia during National Minority Health Month to assist faith and neighborhood leaders to effectively partner and collaborate with healthcare providers and systems to improve health outcomes through prevention and punctual appropriate care. Sessions will take place every Thursday in April. Topics include: cancer, diabetes, mental health, and environment/SDoH.
14 April

Precision Medicine Webinar

  • Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Minority Health Services
  • Thursday, April 14 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM CDT
If you need additional information, please email Dph.cmhs.info@illinois.gov
15 April

SistaCoach Community Baby Shower

  • Amelia Ann Adams Whole Life Center
  • Friday, April 15 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM EST
In partnership with Black Infant Health and California Health Collaborative, the Amelia Ann Adams Whole Life Center will be hosting a baby shower with food, games, prizes, COVID vaccination, COVID testing, and educational information on COVID vaccination during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The event will be for pregnant parents or parents who delivered in the past three months who identify as Black/ African America.

To register please call or text (209) 898-2814

15 April

STAND UP AGAINST RACISM (Cultural Conversation)

  • Office of Minority Health, Youngstown City Health District Public Health
  • Friday, April 15 11:00 AM — 4:00 PM EST
  • Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Dr., Girard, OH
This is an educational conversation about racism. The audience will have opportunity to reflect on life experiences and learn how to deal with situations. https://youngstownohio.gov/health-minority

POC: gstennis@youngstownohio.gov or 330-742-8244

19 April

DESPITE THE PERFECT STORM: HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Risk Reduction throughout the Patient's Life Cycle

  • South Central AIDS Education and Training Center (SCAETC) Local Partner Site at Prism Health North Texas
  • Tuesday, April 19 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM EST
Promote a best life management throughout patients' life stages and life cycles from at-risk, living with HIV, and beyond diagnosis.
20 April

Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries

  • FIRM Wednesday Vaccine Clinic
  • Wednesday, April 20 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM EST
FIRM is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic every Wednesday with UCSF Fresno from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The event will be administering the Pfizer, J&J, Moderna and booster shot. Go to https://myturn.ca.gov to make an appointment or call FIRM for more information at 559-487-1500.
20 April

COVID-19 Gamechangers: Trusted Messengers Giving Communities A Boost!

  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and HHS Office of Minority Health
  • Wednesday, April 20 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM EST
April is National Minority Health Month! Together, we can encourage communities to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines. #BoostYourCommunity by sharing your knowledge, tools, & resources during the #NMHM22Chat co-hosted by NIMHD & the HHS Office of Minority Health.
20 April

Lung Cancer in the Black and Brown Community

  • The Gathering Place
  • Wednesday, April 20 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM ET
African American men have the highest rates of lung cancer in the US. Learn about the latest research and updates on the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. We will discuss risk factors for lung cancer and the importance of screening individuals at higher risk for being diagnosed with lung cancer. Resources provided. Presenter: Melinda Hsu, MD
21 April

IPHA Virtual HIV Prevention Social Media Training to Reach Young MSM of Color

  • Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA)
  • Thursday, April 21 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM CST
IPHA welcomes all interested providers to our virtual training! With disproportionate HIV rates among young African American and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM), this virtual training will assist attendees in implementing HIV prevention social media efforts to reach these populations. This training is provided by the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA), through funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Minority Health Services. Registration information will be posted at IPHA.com.
21 April

Give Your Community A Boost: COVID-19 in the Heartland

  • OASH/ORHO Region 7 & the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council
  • Thursday, April 21 10:00 AM — 11:30 AM CT
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Regional Health Operations in Region 7 (MO, IA, KS, and NE) in partnership with the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council is hosting a 90-minute webinar to discuss current efforts in Region 7 to promote COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.
Objectives/outcomes
  • Highlight current efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccination and boosters within Region 7
  • Discuss opportunities to improve health messaging related to COVID-19 vaccination and booster
  • Promote the sharing of factual information by providing creditable resources
21 April

Back to Basics: Health & Wellness Campaign Mental Wellness & Behavioral Health

  • Forum Philly and Tandigm Health
  • Thursday, April 21 1:00 PM EDT
Back-to-Basics: Our Health and Wellness is a weekly series of discussions led by health leaders in Philadelphia during National Minority Health Month to assist faith and neighborhood leaders to effectively partner and collaborate with healthcare providers and systems to improve health outcomes through prevention and punctual appropriate care. Sessions will take place every Thursday in April. Topics include: cancer, diabetes, mental health, and environment/SDoH.
21 April

The Word: How to Talk about Cancer

  • The Gathering Place
  • Thursday, April 21 6:30 PM — 7:30 PM ET
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, African Americans have the highest mortality rate of any racial and ethnic group for all cancers combined. Cancer can be a completely different experience for people who are Black. In this session, we will explore how to talk about, normalize, and take your power back from the word. Resources provided. Presenter: Sydney Beeman, MA, NCC, LPC
22 April

Putting the “Me” In Mental Health 7th Biennial Summit

  • Arkansas Minority Health Commission
  • Friday, April 22 8:30 AM — 12:30 PM CDT
Hear from a panel of local and national community leaders about the impact that mental health has had on children and adults in communities of color.
23 April

Health Insurance: Picking an MCO

  • World Relief DuPage/Aurora
  • Saturday, April 23 10:00 AM CST
Helping Afghan immigrant individuals understand what Managed Care Organizations are, notice of decisions, and notice of renewal. Giving information about how to correct the spelling and date of birth, and why it is important to check which MCO/PCP was chosen and how to change. WRDA will also ask about COVID boosters and talk through individual questions on how to access this.
24 April

Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
  • Sunday, April 24 12:00 PM — 6:30 PM
FIRM will be collaborating with West Modesto Community Collaborative and will have a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic and carnival in Modesto. The location will be at 601 S Martin Luther King Dr, Modesto, CA 95351. There will be family activities and food at the event. Call FIRM for more information at 559-487-1500.
25 April

Universal Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Recommendations: Updates and Policy Impacts

  • Hepatitis B Foundation, National Alliance of Territorial and State AIDS Directors, Association of Immunization Managers
  • Monday, April 25 3:00 PM ET
With the recent release of CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Universal Adult HBV Vaccination Recommendations, this webinar will highlight the importance of adult HBV vaccination as a national priority. We will discuss opportunities and challenges and share models of successful adult HBV vaccination scale up in high priority settings, both clinical and in community-based organizations.
26 April

Nebraska Conference on Health Equity

  • NE DHHS and University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Tuesday, April 26 8:00 AM CDT
This virtual conference will explore the ways that community connections and connectedness build healthier communities in Nebraska. The theme also allows us to better explore concepts that are intrinsically intertwined with connectedness such as racial injustice, mental health, health care policy and access, and so much more. Presenters will review local, regional, and national disparity data, share important tools and community resources, and provide strategies to improve awareness and outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and strategize with experts to improve health outcomes for underserved communities in Nebraska.
27 April

The Economics of Health Equity, Food Access & Child Care

  • New Jersey Department of Health
  • Wednesday, April 27 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM EST
This webinar will underscore social barriers to economic recovery and health and the associated impact of bias and structural racism. The panelists will explore equity-centered strategies and solutions.
27 April

Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries

  • FIRM Wednesday Vaccine Clinic
  • Wednesday, April 27 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM EST
FIRM is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic every Wednesday with UCSF Fresno from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The event will be administering the Pfizer, J&J, Moderna and booster shot. Go to https://myturn.ca.gov to make an appointment or call FIRM for more information at 559-487-1500.
27 April

Study of Racial Disparities, Part 2

  • New York State Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention (OMH-HDP)
  • Wednesday, April 27 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM EDT
In continuation of our 2-part series on the Study of Racial Disparities, Part 2 will be held on Wednesday April 27th. The first part of the series was held on Wednesday, April 13th. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian-American Pacific Island (AAPI) community experienced not only pandemic related health and economic consequences but faced additional discrimination and violence based on their race and ethnicity. The Study of Racial Disparities (SORD) funding supported four AAPI serving agencies provide health and wellness programs to their communities. Community leaders from these organizations will share their experiences, findings, lessons learned, and recommendations based on their Study of Racial Disparities.

Please note that interpreters will be provided in Korean and Mandarin.

Register: To register for this event, please email OMHHDP@health.ny.gov with your name and affiliation.
28 April

Back to Basics: Health & Wellness Campaign Environmental & Social Determinants of Health

  • Forum Philly and Tandigm Health
  • Thursday, April 28 1:00 PM EDT
Back-to-Basics: Our Health and Wellness is a weekly series of discussions led by health leaders in Philadelphia during National Minority Health Month to assist faith and neighborhood leaders to effectively partner and collaborate with healthcare providers and systems to improve health outcomes through prevention and punctual appropriate care. Sessions will take place every Thursday in April. Topics include: cancer, diabetes, mental health, and environment/SDoH.
28 April

Breast & Endometrial Cancer in the Black and Brown Community

  • The Gathering Place
  • Thursday, April 28 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM ET
A discussion on the impact of Breast and Endometrial cancer in the African American and Hispanic Community. The importance of prevention, screening, and cancer support resources will be included. Presenter: Sheen Cherian, MD
28 April

National Minority Health Month: COVID-19 Vaccines Virtual Conversation

  • Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC)
  • Thursday, April 28 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM ET
Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC) is partnering with the Norristown NAACP and Montgomery County to host a virtual event in honor of National Minority Health Month on Thursday, April 28 at 7pm. Join us for an important conversation with our healthcare and community leaders on the continued importance of COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as one of the strongest tools we have to end the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color. Attendees can submit questions in advance or ask them live.
30 April

Community Health Screening Event

  • Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA)
  • Saturday, April 30 8:00 AM — 11:00 AM CST
  • Midwest Asian Health Association – 230 W. Cermak Rd 2nd Fl Chicago IL 60616
No ID or insurance required. If you need additional information, please contact Andrew Piotrowski at andrewpiotrowski@maha-us.org or 312-225-8708
30 April

INTEGRIS Health

  • 32nd Annual Hispanic Health Fair-Mobile Clinic
  • Saturday, April 30 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM CDT
The Hispanic Health Fair is an important strategic outreach in the INTEGRIS Health mission, “Partnering with people to live healthier lives.” The event is free to the public and will include cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings, cancer checks, lung function testing, vision screenings, STI testing, dental screenings, hearing exams, immunizations and COVID-19 vaccinations and testing.
30 April

Let's Fight COVID Together Community Vaccination Clinic

  • Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC)
  • Saturday, April 30 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM ET
Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC) is partnering with Norristown NAACP, ACLAMO, Theatre Horizon & East Norriton Pharmacy to host a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Theatre located at 401 Dekalb Street in Norristown, PA on April 30 at 10am-1pm. No appointment needed!
30 April

Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries

  • Advancing Health Literacy Community Health Fair Block Party
  • Saturday, April 30 11:00 AM — 3:00 PM ET
FIRM Advancing Health Literacy program is collaborating with Reading and Beyond and will have a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on April 30th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The event will be prioritizing health and wellness in our communities. The event will be open to the community and will be held at the Mosqueda Community Center on 4670 E Butler Ave, Fresno, CA 93702. There will be entertainment such as free foods and games so bring your family and enjoy the fun activities. Call FIRM for more information at 559-487-1500.