National Minority Health Month, April 2016
Commemorated every April, National Minority Health Month marks the ongoing effort to reduce health disparities and improve the health status of minority populations. National Minority Health Month received support from the U.S. Congress in 2002, with a concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 388) that “a National Minority Health and Health Disparities Month should be established to promote educational efforts on the health problems currently facing minorities and other health disparity populations.” The resolution encouraged “all health organizations and Americans to conduct appropriate programs and activities to promote healthfulness in minority and other health disparity communities.”
The theme for 2016 is “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.” The HHS Office of Minority Health invites everyone across the nation to join them in raising awareness of the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and how we are working together to accelerate health equity.
The NIH will commemorate National Minority Health Month with several events:
Walk for Health
April 14, 2016, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. ET
NIMHD and the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W) will host this free group exercise event. Meet at the Democracy II front entrance.
NIH Minority Health Promotion Day
NIMHD and other NIH institutes and centers will provide health promotion, health education, and programmatic materials.
April 21, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
Building 31 – Patio
NIMHD and the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W) will host this free group exercise class.
April 21, 2016, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. ET
Building 31 – Patio
Twitter Chat: Empowering research communities to engage minority populations in clinical research.
Hosted by NIMHD, HHS Office of Minority Health and FDA Office of Minority Health
April 27, 2016, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
For information on programs, initiatives and resources related to minority health and health disparities, or to learn about activities at the NIH and across the HHS bringing awareness to and highlighting efforts toward the advancement of health equity during National Minority Health Month, visit the following links: