National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month

Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019

Every April, National Minority Health Month is observed by the HHS Office of Minority Health to highlight the health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations.  The theme for the 2019 observance is “Active & Healthy” which “emphasizes the health benefits of incorporating even small amounts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity into our schedules."

Disparities in health and health care not only affect the groups facing these disparities, but also limit the overall gains in quality of care and health for the broader population and result in unnecessary costs.

Every person deserves the chance to be healthy, but some racial and ethnic groups have higher rates of certain conditions than others.

LPCA is partnering with the Louisiana Department of Health Bureau of Minority Health Access and Promotion to coordinate activities hosted by Louisiana’s FQHCs.  Learn more about National Minority Health Month and our partnership with LDH.

Also, be sure to check out our latest blog post: "Addressing Disparities in Healthcare: Recognizing the Importance of National Minority Health Month."


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