viernes, 1 de mayo de 2015

New Blog Post ~ Conversations in Equity

About CDC's Office of Minority Health 
& Health Equity (OMHHE)

CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE)

Minority Health Determines the Health of the Nation

CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Equity Guiding Principle:
Increasing CDC's Impact on Health Equity
The future health of the nation will be determined to a large extent by how effectively we work with communities to eliminate health disparities among those populations experiencing a disproportionate burden of disease, disability, and death.
Persistent health disparities in our country are unacceptable and correctable.
OMHHE Fact Sheet Adobe PDF file 
1-page summary of OMHHE's Mission, Vision, & Goals.

"I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired" (Fannie Lou Hamer, 1964) - Why we work to create pathways to health equity

Fannie Lou Hamer – voting rights activist, civil rights leader, and humanitarian, captured the nation’s attention during the 1964 Democratic National Convention, when she described the injustices she and others in her community had endured in their fight for the right to vote.  She had been jailed, beaten, and threatened for her advocacy, but didn’t back down.  The cumulative impact of these and other stressful life experiences negatively impacted her health, but she remained committed to securing her civil rights, because in her now famous words “All my life I’ve been sick and tired. Now I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

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