Public Heath - Dayton & Montgomery County is set to kick-off Minority Health Month with a series of events aimed at reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes among minorities in Montgomery County.
Minority Health Month a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations and encourage action through health education, early detection, and control of disease complications.
The five goals of Minority Health Month are to:
- Provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention.
- Promote healthy lifestyles.
- Showcase healthcare providers and resources.
- Highlight the unequal health of Ohio’s minorities compared to non-minorities.
- Increase ongoing community support to improve minority health.
2021 Minority Health Month Kick-Off!
April is Minority Health Month! In celebration of this exciting month-long initiative, please join Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County for our Facebook Kickoff Event on Thursday, April 1st at 12pm. This presentation will highlight all the Minority Health Month Events. In addition there will be updates from the Local Office on Minority Health as well as an introduction of the Minority Health Advisory Council. Now it’s more important than ever to get healthy and stay healthy!
Celebrated every year in April, National Minority Health Month:
- Builds awareness about the disproportionate burden of premature death and illness in minority populations.
- Encourages action through health education, early detection and control of disease complications.
The origin of National Minority Health Month is in the 1915 establishment of National Negro Health Week by Booker T. Washington. In 2002, National Minority Health Month received support from the U.S. Congress 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.”
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