Health Equity Matters
A quarterly e-newsletter in which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) shares news, perspectives and progress in the science and practice of health equity.
Welcome to Health Equity Matters, an electronic newsletter intended to promote awareness of minority health and health equity issues that affect our work at CDC and in the broader public health community, support the achievement of our goal to eliminate health disparities, and foster ongoing communication and collaboration.
This issue of Health Equity Matters is published during a time of historic achievements and celebrations. Our office – the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity is celebrating our 25th anniversary. You also may have read or heard about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Thousands of people will visit our nation’s capital August 24 -28, 2013 to commemorate that historic event. On October 1st, the new Health Insurance Marketplace will open for enrollment in every state in the U.S. Millions of Americans currently without health insurance will be able to apply. Read about these important events and more in this edition of Health Equity Matters.
We welcome your comments, and encourage you to continue to circulate the newsletter among your colleagues and friends.
Leandris C. Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA
Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity, CDC/ATSDR
Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE)
In what Year was the first measles vaccine liscensed?
1954 1963 1971
You can get Lyme Disease anywhere in the United States. True or False?
Why was September 15th chosen as the starting point for the Hispanic Heritage Month?
It is the anniversary of independence of 5 Latin American countries:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua
Mexico & Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 & Sept. 18, respectively
All of the Above