April-Minority Health Month

April-Minority Health Month

April 25, 2024

Image shows two black doctors working in a lab, leaning over white lab equipment. National Minority Health Month, launched by the National Minority Health Month Foundation, and founded by Booker T. Washington strives to lessen the health disparities experienced by minorities in the U.S. Health disparities are the imbalance in the quality of health and health care experienced by groups based on their environmental condition, and their social, racial, ethnic, and economic status. 

Now more than ever, minorities make up a huge part of the U.S. population. Taking their need to access proper health care seriously ensures that they can contribute not just to economic growth but enrich the country with their cultural contributions as well. 

Read the full National Today article, to learn more about and how to observe National Minority Health Month with your family, friends and community. The Hoosier Health and Wellness Alliance has adapted the Oxfam Hunger Banquet to include an Indiana based version that you can use to help others understand what some minority groups who live in low-income situations experience.  Here is a link to the entire toolkit that you can use for community events.   

Looking for quick ways to observe without pressing another link!? Look no further! 

  • Walk to boost your health; ditch the car and walk when possible or park further from the door to get more steps in. Take the stairs instead of an elevator when you are able. 
  • Drink more water, go to bed early, and add more fruit and vegetables to your diet. Remember that a rainbow on your plate provides more nutrients that our bodies need to thrive! 
  • Get the neighbors together for a jog or an outdoor Zumba dance class; participating in group physical activities is more fun—and can add to your motivation! 
|2024-04-25T13:56:05-04:00April 25th, 2024|CINH - Hoosier Health and Wellness Alliance Resources, CINH The Connection resources|Comments Off on April-Minority Health Month

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