Minority Health

Minority Health


The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health works to achieve health equity. Follow @OMH_Espanol for Spanish resources.

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Everyone can lead an #ActiveandHealthy  lifestyle no matter your age or size. @HHSPrevention ’s #MoveYourWay  campaign has resources for everyone with health conditions, disabilities, older adults and more! Learn more:

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If you love experiencing all the sounds of fall, consider hearing protection in noisy situations. Set yourself up for a lifetime of healthy hearing. Learn more with @NIDCD : #NPYHM 

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@MinorityHealth and @womenshealth  awarded 18 communities with grants to address the @HHSGov  priority to expand youth participation in #sports  and encourage regular physical activity. Learn more about the grantees: #Funding 

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#ICYMI @HHSGovreleased  Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America to reduce the number of new #HIVinfections  in the United States. Read more about how HHS is coordinating this cross-agency plan:

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Worried about the cost of getting a mammogram? Most insurance plans must cover mammograms for women over age 40. Learn more from @healthfinder : #BreastCancerAwareness 

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Today is #NationalMammographyDay ! Mammograms are the best way to screen for breast cancer. To find a certified site near you use the @US_FDA  Mammography Facility Database: #BreastCancerAwareness 

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Looking for something new to read? The OMH Knowledge Center has some great reading recommendations for #HealthLiteracyMonth ! For more information and free resources visit the online catalog:

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Wondering how #HealthLiteracy Month and #BreastCancerAwareness  Month impacts #MinorityHealth ? Sign up to receive news and updates to learn more!:

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Have you wondered what are some signs and symptoms of someone suffering from #opioid  addiction? @NIDAnews  has a list to help you identify when someone is not acting like they used to due to #opioid  misuse:

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. OMH is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health disparities in the minority community. Visit the OMH observance page for minority mental health events, resources and more.

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April is National Minority Health Month! Together we can bridge health equity across communities. #NMHM17 

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Mental health is a key part of good health. Accessing mental care and treatment is just as important as going to the doctor for a problem with your body. Take time to learn more about the importance of mental health. #MinorityMentalHealth 

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Minority groups in the United States are less likely to have access to mental health services, which can lead to poor mental health outcomes. Learn more #MinorityMentalHealth 

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Beat the heat with a slice of watermelon for #NationalWatermelonDay . This refreshing fruit is 91% water, has vitamins C, A, and B5. It reduces insulin resistance, muscle soreness and lowers blood pressure. Find delicious recipes @USDANutrition :

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It’s #WorldSickleCellDay ! A time to raise awareness about this genetic disease that impacts 100K Americans and millions worldwide, including 1 in 365 Blacks and 1 in 16,300 Latinos. #SickleCell 

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