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April Health Equity Link Newsletter

April Health Equity Link Newsletter

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Minority Health

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In this issue:

National Minority Health Month 2018

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April is National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme is Partnering for Health Equity, which highlights partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care. Be sure to visit our website to stay on top of the latest National Minority Health Month news, events and resources. You'll find #NMHM18 graphics, social media posts and a new toolkit with materials and resources in English and Spanish to use during National Minority Health Month this year. 

Partnerships in Action

Partnerships in Action
This year during National Minority Health Month, the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will celebrate impactful public and private sector collaborations that advance health equity and help improve the health of the nation. 
Do you have a great story of how a community partnership or collaboration is helping to advance health equity or reduce health disparities? If so, we want to hear it and share it with others!
Click here to learn about Partnerships in Action and to tell us about the great work you or an organization is doing to help advance health equity. 

National Minority Health Month Webinars

Interested in being reminded about National Minority Health Month Webinars in April? Click and we will send you reminder emails.
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National Public Health Week - April 2 - 8, 2018

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National Public Health Week (NPHW) is April 2 - 8, 2018. During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week. This week is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health. This year's NPHW theme is "Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together." 
During each day of National Public Health Week, APHA  will focus on one public health topic. Below you will find a list of the daily themes for 2018.
Monday, April 2: Behavioral Health
Tuesday, April 3: Communicable Diseases
Wednesday, April 4: Environmental Health
Thursday, April 5: Injury and Violence Prevention
Friday, April 6: Ensuring the Right to Health
Click here to learn more about National Public Health Week and what you can do to get involved.

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),slightly more than half of Americans aged 12 or older report being current drinkers of alcohol. Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, communities are encouraged to provide education and conduct awareness efforts about the dangers of drinking too much. 
For more information on alcohol facts and its effects on the brain and body, visit the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

The OMHRC Knowledge Center

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center Knowledge Center has developed an extensive collection of documents specifically related to minority populations and behavioral health. Click here to gain access to the Knowledge Center’s Online Catalog.  

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