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Building EquityNational Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is observed every year in April to highlight the health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations and the ways in which legislation, policies and programs can help advance health equity. The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) Director Dr. Matthew Lin announced the theme of National Minority Health Month for April 2018: Partnering for Health Equity. Partnerships at the national, state, tribal and local levels are vital to the work of reducing health disparities and advancing health equity. Beginning April 1, 2018, OMH will join with partners, health advocates and organizations to highlight the role of partnerships in improving the health of people and communities across the country.

You can stay on top of the latest National Minority Health Month news by signing up for OMH email updates or by following them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

ADPH is hosting events during the month of April in observance of National Minority Health Month. Three events are for ADPH employees. The live webcast is for ADPH employees and the general public. Please email Lita Chatham for more information.

April 6 - Mix It Up

April 20 - Mix it Up

April 24 - Live Satellite Webcast with ALPHTN

April 27 - Update by ADPH Programs Addressing Health Disparities

Updates on HIV Prevention: PrEP, PEP, and Viral Suppression as Prevention Webcast

This webinar provides an update on the current HIV epidemic, in addition to disparities impacting the African American community related to treatment, stigma and prevention. A regional federal speaker will discuss guidelines for prevention of HIV transmission through daily treatment also known as PrEP. Considerations related to post-exposure prophylaxis or PEP will also be discussed during this free one-hour webinar in observance of National Minority Health and STI Awareness Months. Health educators, community health advocates, health disparities researchers, and health sciences students alike will benefit from this webinar hosted by the Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (an APHA affiliated organization). Register for the April 30 Webcast now!

Minority Health and Health Disparities Community Listening Session

Calling all community advocates, clinical and public health professionals, non-profit and faith-based organizations representing NIH-designated health disparity populations to join the National Institutes of Health for a community listening session on Wednesday, May 2 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery discussing the Minority Health and Health Disparities Strategic Plan. Register for the May Session now!


Page last updated: April 24, 2018