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Join us in Celebrating National Minority Health Month

Posted by on April 5th, 2018

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The month of April is designated as National Minority Health Month.  This is a time to learn more about the health status of minority populations in the United States.  The theme for this year is Partnering for Health Equity.

Throughout the month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will host a series of webinars.

TOPIC: Community-Based Participatory Research in Indian Country
DATE: Thursday, April 5, 2018                         TIME: 2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
This webinar will focus on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) principles to address health disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

TOPIC:  State Legislative Approaches to Reducing Behavioral Health Disparities
DATE: Tuesday, April 10, 2018                         TIME: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
This webinar focuses on the results of the analysis, which were recently published in a policy brief.

TOPIC:  Strategies for Building and Strengthening the CHW Effort in Your Area: A Case Study from Utah
DATE: Thursday, April 26, 2018                       TIME: 2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
The webinar will focus on the history, infrastructure, strategies, goals, and progress of the Utah Broad-Based CHW Coalition.

TOPIC:  Making the Invisible, Visible: Lessons Learned from a Hispanic/Latino Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Needs Assessment
DATE: Monday, April 30, 2018                         TIME: 1200 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
This webinar will share findings from the latest diabetes needs assessment for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFWs).

There are also several other events during the month to “celebrate impactful public and private sector collaborations that advance health equity and help improve the health of the nation.”  Learn more at https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm18/

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