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ROI: Region One Insights April 12th, 2024
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National Minority Health Month, Be the Source for Better Health

Posted by on April 1st, 2024 Posted in: Uncategorized


Graphic logo with circle made up of different colors with text National Minority Health Month, Be the source for better health April 2024

April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM)! Observed every April, raising awareness of the need for equality when it comes to accessing good health and medical care, regardless of one’s race, gender, or social class.  NMHM,

  • Builds awareness of about the disproportionate burden of premature death and illness in people from racial and ethnic minority groups
  • Encourages action through health education, early detection and control of disease complications.

Learn more about the history of NMHM from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. 

The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health offers population profiles that can be used to learn more about the health issues affecting various racial and ethnic minority groups.

Libraries can play an important role in providing health education to help increase health equity. The NNLM All of Us Program offers a Resource Library, that libraries can use to engage with their communities, specifically about equity in biomedical research. These resources help to improve health and digital literacy in their communities.

National Minority Health Month demonstrates the importance of helping to reduce health disparities and improve the health of racial and ethnic minority communities.

Related Upcoming NNLM Event

NNLM Black Maternal Health Week 2024

This post was written by Virginia Desouky, Scholarly Engagement Librarian, Health Sciences Library, West Virginia University

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Faith Steele, MLS, is the Outreach and Education Librarian for Region 1 for the Network of the National Library of Medicine at the University of Maryland Baltimore. She connects libraries to community health partners, provides training and funding to help communities access quality health information.

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