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Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15

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Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) takes place every year from September 15 to October 15. During this month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) joins the national celebration of the culture, achievements and contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. In 2019, OMH will focus on raising awareness on the importance of daily physical activity among the Hispanic/Latino community in an effort to improve health outcomes of this population.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hispanics in the United States are more likely to develop chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Engaging in physical activity can help to prevent, reduce or delay the occurrence of these diseases.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, OMH will work with other HHS offices including the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion amplifying physical activity messages based on the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the Move Your Way campaign.

Visit this webpage during this month to find downloadable materials, events and health resources.

Hispanic Heritage Month Graphics

Download and share these info cards on social media by right clicking and saving the images.

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Family together playing soccer Son and father playing baseball
Family together playing soccer Son and father playing baseball

NOTE: These images may be downloaded and used only for purposes of promoting Hispanic Heritage Month activities, and may not be used for commercial purposes, including selling of products and services and advertisements in newspapers and other publications. 

Health Disparities

Despite our nation’s advances in science, public health and health care, the health status of Hispanics and Latinos continues to lag behind the general population.

Use the Healthy People 2020 widget to find more information about health disparities among Hispanic Americans.

See additional statistics on health disparities:

Projects and Partnerships

Below are OMH grants, projects and partnerships that are helping to reduce disparities and promote better health for Hispanics/Latinos:

Resources and Publications

Last Modified: 9/14/2019 6:10:00 PM